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Ayurvedic View of Wheat and Gluten
By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 2.8 2018 In the following article we examine the strengthens and weaknesses of a gluten-free diet and why Ayurveda recommends wheat for many constitutions and conditions. The gluten free diet movement has now become a multibillion dollar food business...Read more...
We Have a Country – How Are We Going To Run It?
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 2.8 2018 Let us say we won a general election. A majority vote sweeps us into power. All state resources are at our disposal. There will still be a democratic opposition in place, but they will want to see how we give all citizens of the land a Vedic alternative. Where...Read more...
Appearance of Sri Radha-Raman ji
By editor - 1.8 2018 SRILA GOPAL BHATTA GOSWAMI and The Appearance of Sri Radha-Raman ji The all merciful Lord Sri Gaur Hari, as He travelled from village to village throughout the south of India, continued to distribute love of Godhead wherever He went. Hearing the nectarean names of Hari...Read more...
Religion and Hinduism
By Dayananda Das - 31.7 2018 The words “religion” and “Hindu” are problematic. Both are confusing, inaccurate, and not useful words. Religion Depending on the context, the use of the word religion can be ill-defined and even offensive—for example, when...Read more...
Please Don’t Be a Burden to the Earth
Please Don’t Be a Burden to the Earth By Paramadayala Nityananda Dasa A Global Climate Accord (The Paris Agreement) was signed by leaders of 195 countries some time ago. On page 1 in a report by “nature.com” 1 we read: The ambitious 32-page package ...Read more...
The Les Crane Show
The Les Crane Show – the first television appearance of Srila Prabhupada in LA By Mukunda Goswami - 30.7 2018 The swami arrived in Los Angeles the day before the show and spent the afternoon recuperating from the flight in his apartment on Saturn Street. The following night, we...Read more...
Frankenfish & Why Some Edibles just Aren’t Good Food
By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi - 30.7 2018 From Back to Godhead Recent advances in genetic engineering (GE) seem to twist nature’s arm. Now scientists alter the genetic code within seeds or eggs to make “improved” plants and animals. Wealthy countries use special GE corn and...Read more...
Why follow Caturmasya?
By ISKCON Mayapur - 30.7 2018 “The real purpose behind the vow taken during these four months is to minimize the quantity of sense gratification. This is not very difficult.” – Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya Lila 4.169, Purport In the purport to Sri Caitanya...Read more...
Dairy Products in Ayurveda: Why They Remain Essential
By Dr David Frawley - 27.7 2018 Dairy products, particularly milk and ghee, remain an important part of Ayurvedic dietary recommendations and are common ingredients in Ayurvedic medicines and herbal products.   The Cow in India’s Culture India is famous as a country where...Read more...
Train Calves, Don’t Eat Them!
By Sureswara Dasa - 27.7 2018 From Back to Godhead Bir Krishna the calf loves coconut fudge, and Sita the teamstress knows it. Her pockets bulge with the sweet as she and Bir walk to the training ring. Today the calf will learn his first call: “Get up!” The earth is soft from...Read more...
Ravana refused Rama’s invitation
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 23.7 2018 Ravana refused Rama’s invitation and met with annihilation With just his tail, Hanuman effortlessly burned the entire city of Lanka. But he too wasn’t successful in burning the lust and ego of Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka. In fact...Read more...
The Antiquity of Vedic civilization
By Dwaipayan De - 23.7 2018 In his Discourse on Sanskrit and Its Literature, given at the College of France, Professor Bournouf states, “We will study India with its philosophy and its myths, its literature, its laws and its language. Nay it is more than India, it is a page of the...Read more...
Make Vrindavan Great Again!
By editor - 20.7 2018 Through the centuries many poets and saints have written about the sacred land of Braj and created mental images of a serene lush paradise. Those descriptions of a Braj before the 20th century regale us of a time of resplendent sadhus living in the verdant bounty of...Read more...
Which Brahma are you?
By Karnamrita dasa - 20.7 2018 The story of Lord Brahma going to visit Krishna at Dvarka is one of my favorite stories for reminding me of my insignificance. I think of this story when I am confused with other Karnamritas. I get email for Karnamrita dasi the singer, and I get asked if I...Read more...
Divorce: a compilation of references
By editor - 19.7 2018 Vedic society recognizes eight traditional types of marriage - brahma, daiva, arsha, prajapatya, asura, gandharva, rakshasa, paishaca (Manu-samhita 3.20-44) - first four auspicious and second four inauspicious. Marriage in Kali-yuga is mainly by personal selection (...Read more...
AGASTYA
 By Ryley Gelinas - 19.7 2018 THE RSI OF ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION There is a multitude of miracles and myths associated with Agastya, a famous Vedic sage, beginning with his miraculous birth by two godly fathers, Mitra and Varuna (Dallapiccola). The Matsya Purana’s...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 72
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.7 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni I. The...Read more...
Exploring Your Word of Honor
By Mahatma Das - 18.7 2018 Exploring Your Word of Honor Being Committed in a Non-Committal World Imagine this scene. After millions of lifetimes you finally make it back to the spiritual world. As you approach the gates of Goloka you are asked to wait because Krsna wants to come and...Read more...
A Treasure Trove of Vaishnava Literature
By editor - 17.7 2018 In South Kolkata, a treasure trove of Vaishnava literature can be found in ISKCON Mayapur’s Bhaktivedanta Research Centre. This library is a gem hidden in a quiet Kolkata neighborhood, in which can be found copies of almost every book written by the previous ...Read more...
Yukta vairagya or using everything in Krishna’s service
By Haripada Dasa - 17.7 2018 In the Srimad Bhagavatam 7 canto it is said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotee know how to use properly lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride and envy. In the Bhagavad Gita 3.37, Srila Prabhupada says: “…Therefore the origin of lust...Read more...
Qualitative upgradation through forgiveness
By Shubha Vilas Das - 17.7 2018 When it comes to making relations work for a lifetime, probably the most powerful and handy tool available is forgiveness. Every relationship goes through a patch where it begins to ferment from love to hate. The search is for a process that stops the...Read more...
3 Pieces of Helpful Advice for Marriage in Bhakti
By Dharma-setu das - 16.7 2018 Karana and I got married on the 5th of January 2002. Since then I have received a lot of valuable advice that has at various times helped me in my marriage. Three recommendations have been particularly useful and have stood the test of time. I’d like to...Read more...
A Response to The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics
By Krishna Dharma dasa - 16.7 2018 It was good to see a scholar tackling the uncertain area of morality in Vaishnavism, as did Ms Chatterjee with her essay, ‘The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics’. I found her essay thought provoking and a valuable contribution to what I feel is...Read more...
The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics
By Chanda Chatterjee - 16.7 2018 Any discussion on religion remains incomplete without a reference to moral and ethical values. The case of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is no exception to that. It is true that ethics has not been systematically treated by the Gaudiya philosophers and that the issue...Read more...
Sanskrit, Latin And Greek
Sanskrit, Latin And Greek: is there a relation between them? By James Cooper - 16.7 2018 In 1786 Sir William Jones, a Welsh philologist and judge of the supreme court of Bengal, sent shock waves throughout Europe with the following speech he gave in his address to the Asiatic society of...Read more...
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