Opinion

Deep Ecology and Vedic Culture
By Dayananda das - 26.12 2015 The Deep Ecology movement is rooted in the conclusions of Professors Lynn White and Arne Naess. By the late 1960s, Prof White, a historian and university president who had studied the development of technology from medieval times to the present, published...Read more...
Dressing Like a Vaishnava
By Bhakti Charu Swami - 20.8 2015 Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “A first class Vaisnava is he whose very presence makes others chant the Holy Name of Krsna.” CC. Madhya-lila 16.74 1. There should be no compromise in our Vaisnava appearance. We are representatives of Srila...Read more...
Curse of the ISKCON Brahmanas
By Rocana dasa - 19.8 2015 I would like to offer my opinion regarding the recent focus on Srila Prabhupada's original writings being edited by the head of the BBTI, Jayadvaita Swami and his main associate, Dravida dasa. I'd also like to draw the reader's attention to the fact...Read more...
Vaishnavism and Homosexuality
By Amara Das Wilhelm - 6.8 2015 The historical approach to homosexuality within Vaishnava Hinduism is quite opposite from that of the Abrahamic faiths. Whereas the latter punished homosexuality harshly in ancient times but has since softened its stance, Hinduism has no history of persecuting...Read more...
Hall of Mirrors - ashram
By Tadiya dasi - 6.8 2015 With the encouragement of my guru I recently opted to experience ashram life in his Northern California monastery,Audarya. Looking back at my experience and myself then, I find much to think about. One part of me wonders: What was I thinking? A city-girl trying to...Read more...
Drugs: The Epitome of Frustration
By NaturalNews - 22.7 2015 When we look at the root of the drug and alcohol problems in the affluent Western nations, frustration and misery always rise to the surface. Yet, most people in the world find that hard to believe. After all, the people in the Western countries are so much wealthier...Read more...
Krsna-Kirtana versus Maya-Kirtana
By Sri Vrindavan das - 11.7 2015  By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada. In the very beginning of the Srimad Bhagavatam, in its middle and at its end, we have been repeatedly advised about the efficacy of sri nama-sankirtana. The principle of sri nama-bhajana (loving...Read more...
Dhotis, fur hats, burkas ...
By Kripamoya Dasa - 9.7 2015 Dhotis, fur hats, burkas and other items of cultural baggage One of the consequences of modern globalization is that we are all being forced to reconsider the external elements of our respective faith traditions. The religions of the world took birth in...Read more...
Krishna Conscious Moderhood
By Revati devi dasi (BVKS) - 29.6 2015 (An expectant mother, who is also a devotee book distributor, submits a question to H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami. He gave a short answer and asked one of his female disciples to give further advice.) QUESTIONS Dear Guru Maharaja Please accept my...Read more...
Addressing woman as mataji
  By editor - 29.6 2015 A father sometimes addresses his daughter in affection as “mother” and sometimes as “my darling.” SB 3.22.25 A brahmacari is advised to go begging alms door to door, addressing all women as mother, and whatever he collects goes to the...Read more...
911 Revisited
By Swami B. V. Tripurari - 29.6 2015 The following is an excerpt from Swami B. V. Tripurari’s personal notes following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. We are very remote here at Audarya and other worldly at that, but the immediate impact and far reaching ramifications of the...Read more...
New Publication from Gosai Publishers
By editor - 27.6 2015 Gosai Publishers is pleased to announce the publication of a new book entitles, "When Wise Men Speak, Wise Men Listen' which is an anthology of articles by Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja. In the articles presented in this book, Srila Narasingha Maharaja writes on a...Read more...
Hanuman exSwami on Gopal Krishna Swami
By  Jaya Narayana Das, Delhi, India Old time devotees will recall the once-staunch French Canadian sannyasi Hanuman Swami. He has been away from the Hare Krishna movement for decades now, but in the following video we find that in his old age he has reincarnated as a new age counselor...Read more...
Jesus Christ Was a Guru
By Iskcontimes - 26.6 2015 The spiritual leader of the Hare Krishna movement, His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada here recognizes Lord Jesus Christ as "the son of God, the representative of God... our guru... our spiritual master," yet he has some sharp...Read more...
The End of The World
By Madhudvisa Dasa - 25.6 2015 There is a great deal of propaganda afoot that something dramatic will happen in 2012 and maybe the world will end… We have information from the Vedic scriptures about the nature of this material world. Very extensive information is given about...Read more...
Lord Rama's Birthday debate
By I-Serve Delhi - 25.6 2015   Scientists claim 10-1-5114 BC is Lord Ramachandra's birthday! Planetary Positions form the basis of a major research programme Editor's Note: The scientists of I-Serve have tried to prove that Lord Ramachandra did indeed appear on this...Read more...
Prabhupada on chanting Hare Krishna mantra
Compiled by Damaghosa dasa (Seattle, USA) - 23.6 2015 Letter to: Sri Padampat Singhania, 7 May, 1957 ... The etymological alphabets [Sanskrit] are so surcharged with spiritual potency and as such all Mantra indicating the transcendental holy name of God or Godhead is to be...Read more...
By editor - 21.6 2015 Love is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are able to understand its true meaning, everyone still likes to hear the word. All beings are controlled by love. Many will even give up...Read more...
Why Wear the Tuft of Hair - Shikha
By editor - 16.6 2015 Shikha is a tuft of hair at the back of head specifically kept by Vaishnavas and Brahmanas. According to the Vedic culture, when a person undergoes the cuda-karana-samskara (hair-cutting ceremony) and upanayana (Vedic initiation), he must shave his head, leaving a...Read more...
Arjuna versus Ekalavya
By Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda - 16.6 2015 Many people regard Ekalavya’s guru-bhakti as that of the ideal disciple. But one special consideration must be observed… Hiraṇyadhanura, the king of the outcastes (caṇḍālās), had a son named Ekalavya....Read more...
Brahmin initiation and women gurus
By Hansadutta das - 16.6 2015 After the first Brahmin initiation ceremony (Boston 1968), I asked Prabhupada, “What is the significance of this Brahmin Initiation?” Prabhupada gestured dismissively and said, “It is not very important. My Guru Maharaja introduced this...Read more...
Worshipful Women
By editor, 13.6 2015 A common complaint that is voiced in the modern world is that religions are structures by which a privileged group subjugates those who are in some way different. In this brief article we see that true spiritual experience in general, and the Gaudiya Vaishnava experience...Read more...
The Inner Meaning of Ekadasi
  By Swami B.V. Tripurari, 13.6 2015 I was walking with Srila Prabhupada once and one of my Godbrothers asked, “Prabhupada, is Ekadasi auspicious or inauspicious?” In other words, do we observe certain practices on Ekadasi because the stellar arrangement is inauspicious...Read more...
Modern medicine will never cure disease
By NaturalNews editor, 8.6 2015 Three reasons why modern medicine will never cure chronic disease Reason number one: Our current 'sick care' system makes money by caring for sick people. Therefore, there's no financial interest in curing disease. Number two: Modern medical...Read more...
Where Is Your God?
By: Purushottam Nitai Das ISKCON News, 4.6 2015 Photo Credits: www.krsna-art.com Prahlada Maharaja approaching angry Nrsimhadeva after killing his demon father Hiranyakasipu. Where is your God? Ask him to come before me now or else I won’t believe that he exists? Many agnostics...Read more...
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