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The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.9 2019 Kabir, the Weaver Amber/Mughal, c. 1760 A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Among Ramananda Swami's diksa disciples, the most famous is undoubtedly Kabir, known as a mystic poet in the Bhakti tradition. Kabir (1440-1518 A.D.) was brought up in a family of Muslim weavers at Varanasi. His adoptive parents, Niru and Nima, trained him in the weaver's trade. Kabir is often depicted in weaving scenes, being famous for his devotional...Read more...
Kendubilwa
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.9 2019 RadhaKrishna Mandir, Kendubilwa The holy land of Utkal is well known as the birthplace of the Gita-Govinda poet, Sri Jayadeva, who was born in a Brahmin village called Kendubilwa. Today, Jagannatha Puri Dham is closely associated with the Gita-Govinda, and...Read more...
Karttika Parikrama Schedule
BY: DEENA BANDHU DAS (ACBSP) - 23.9 2019 Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Kartika Parikrama Schedule Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in...Read more...
The Mystical Chant
By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das - 23.9 2019 FIRST CONTACT WITH THE HOLY SOUND My life took an apical turn when I stumbled across the Hare Krishnas. Being born in India I had some knowledge of “Krishna” but I was like most Indians are – conscious of Krishna but not Krishna...Read more...
Kalachandji’s Temple
The Wild Pursuit of Bliss Inside East Dallas’Kalachandji’s Temple  By Eve Hill-Agnus - 23.9 2019 Driving down Graham Avenue, past a taqueria and fruteria, toward the tangle of freeways that loop around Old East Dallas, you might notice an elaborate cupcake of a building....Read more...
THE TANTRAS
By editor - 20.9 2019 The Tantras are a genre of religious literature that shows how to achieve salvation through various esoteric practices, making these texts distinct from other religious literature of India, such as the Vedas or Puranas (Barthakuria 1). Still, ordinary Tantras share some...Read more...
Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
By Dr. David Frawley - 20.9 2019 YOGA THERAPY OR YOGA CHIKITSA The Sanskrit term for therapy throughout its medical literature is Chikitsa, which literally refers to the application of consciousness (chit) or caring. Yoga Therapy is called Yoga Chikitsa. Yet chikitsa as a...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2019 Laksmi Devi and Sri Ramanujacarya A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Having described in our last segment the personality of Ramananda, a key figure in the 15th Century Bhakta Movement, today we'll look at how this...Read more...
Unfolding the mystery of bhakti-yoga
 By A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 20.9 2019 Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) – Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation – SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version SB 2.9.36 etavad eva jijñasyam tattva-jijñasunatmanah anvaya-vyatirekabhyam yat syat...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
By Giriraj Swami and Sri Prahlada dasa - 20.9 2019 To commemorate the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America, we shall sing and discuss the second poem that he wrote on the ship Jaladuta when he arrived in the Boston harbor on September 17, 1965. Poem [translation]: 1...Read more...
SAIVA SIDDHANTA
By editor - 19.9 2019 Saiva Siddhanta is a bhakti (loving devotion) tradition. This system is a dualist (this is somewhat problematic but will be discussed in the section on philosophy) form of Saivism that has ancient roots in north India, though is most popular now in southern...Read more...

By editor - 19.9 2019 We celebrate the art of everyday cooking as a sacred experience. It’s not just about mixing in spices and veggies.  There is something more. It also a science...
By Dr. David Frawley - 19.9 2019 Meditation is the key practice of traditional Yoga and the prime factor behind an authentic Ayurvedic lifestyle. Meditation goes to the root of our...
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 57. Following the passage from Jaiva Dharma ...
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 National Museum Collection, India By Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The sweetness of the word "love" Love is a very sweet word. When it is...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Ramananda (1400 – 1476 A.D.) A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Ramananda was one of the most prominent preachers of...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, originally published in The Harmonist (Sree Sajjanatoshani), December 26, 1935.   Interview of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Yogic Austerities Lithograph by Forbes, c. 1812   A summary of the pastimes of King Alark, from the Markandeya Purana, in which the sage Markandeya answers...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.5 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 56. In chapter thirty-one of Jaiva Dharma there...