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Hijab Controversy – A Monk’s Perspective
By Vraja Bihari Das - 24.9 2022 “That knowledge by which one undivided spiritual nature is seen in all living entities, though they are divided into innumerable forms, you should understand to be in the mode of goodness.” (Bhagavad Gita- 18.20) “You are a monk, and you always wear the orange robes”, said Ahmed, an old friend whom I met recently. “I am sure you’d support the young girls wanting to wear the Hijab to school. It’s after all an individual’s choice....Read more...
Transcendental Associates in Santa-rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2022 Five moods of transcendental relationship with the Lord. Our unique, individual relationship with the Lord is evoked by the perfection of devotional service. Unfortunately, in the present status of our conditioned life we have not only forgotten the Lord, we have...Read more...
God Is Not Void, Life Is Not Zero, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2022 Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972.   The Dance of Eternity In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated that our next body is determined by our mental condition...Read more...
Aitihya — Tradition as Authority - Part 1
BY: MUKUNDA DATTA DASA - 24.9 2022 tarko 'pratisthah srutayo vibhinna nasav rsir yasya matam na bhinnam dharmasya tattvam nihitam guhayam mahajano yena gatah sa panthah "'Dry arguments are inconclusive. A great personality whose opinion does not differ from others is not...Read more...
Focus on internal change through sadhana or social change through activism?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 24.9 2022 Transcribed and edited by– Nayanasundari Devi Dasi Question– As devotees, as sadhus, should we focus on just internal change or should we focus on social change also? Answer (short)– Primary focus in Gaudiya Vaishnava...Read more...
Transcendental Religion
By editor - 23.9 2022 His Divine Grace BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI THAKURA PRABHUPADA Place: Sri Caitanya Matha, Sridhama Mayapur Time: Tuesday, 24th February, 1925 The nondevotional endeavors against service to Lord Krishna: The son of the King of Vraja is the transcendental cupid,...Read more...
The Great Goddess and World Mother (Mahadevi) in Vedic Astrology
By Yogini Shambhavi - 23.10 2022   Mahadevi, the Great Goddess, has many names and forms in Jyotish, the Vedic astrological science of light. These range from her overall cosmic influence to specific associations with planets, signs, Nakshatras and phases of the Moon. In Hindu thought...Read more...
Conspiracy theories
The Monk’s Podcast with Madhavananda Prabhu - 23.9 2022   Succinctly summarised by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu from 1.30.59: So, we discussed today broadly on the topic of going beyond conspiracy theories. We may blame people individually when we face problems, either our own...Read more...
ISKCON Authority
ISKCON Authority: Where Did It Originally Come From? (And Where Does "ISKCON" Power Come From?) BY: KAILASA CANDRA DASA - 23.9 2022 HARIḤ OM NAMAḤ We find the following excerpt from an important room conversation between His Divine Grace Śrila Prabhupāda and members of his...Read more...
If time is relative, what about space?
By Caitanya Chandra dasa - 23.9 2022 If time is relative, what about space? How to make time go slowly, or faster? Most of us live constantly busy, living with the idea that there is not sufficient time. It would not be nice if we could stretch and contract the time at will, getting more...Read more...
God Is Not Void, Life Is Not Zero
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.9 2022 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972 - Part One. Bhaktivinode Thakura said, krsnera samsara kara chadi 'anacara: everyone can engage in family or worldly life, but one simply has to abandon his...Read more...

By Purnacandra das Goswami - 22.9 2022 Purnacandra das Goswami: Westerners, in general, take too much for granted and are not careful enough in social dealings. Modern Western society...
By Sacinandana Swami - 22.9 2022 HH Sacinandana Swami: Our spiritual practice should nourish us, it should supply us with a taste that is better than the taste that material activities...
By editor - 22.9 2022 Srimad-Bhagavatam SB Canto 1 Studying the scriptures under strict disciplinary regulations are always helpful SB 1.5.7, Purport: Transcendental realization,...
By editor - 22.9 2022 Faith is the unflinching confidence that upon attaining one thing — Krsna-bhakti — one is provided with all other desirable achievements. Absolute faith,...
By Krishna Dharma Das - 21.9 2022 When instructing Yudhisthira, Narada said that in any endeavour, one must start with the end in mind. In our case, it is always the same, to please our...
By Adi Purusha Dasa - 21.9 2022 The bhakti tradition acknowledges the personal and impersonal aspects of the Absolute Truth, but values one of them as the more desirable of the two. For...
By Ananda Vrindavaneshwari Devi Dasi. All yogis are careful about what they eat…or at least they should be. Food is not only connected to our physical well being but also our karmic...
By Satyaraja Dasa - 21.9 2022 Most systems of Indian philosophy endorse the notion that, in some sense, all living beings are one with God. Some would say that spiritual philosophy in general...