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Rambhau Swami: The Fire Yogi of Tanjore
By R. Rosen - 23.6 2021 The Fire Yogi is a 47 minute documentary exploring a Yogi who has the extraordinary ability to use a unique breathing technique to get into union with Fire. This documentary portrays a rare and unusual Fire Ritual performed by the Yogi and the subsequent chemical analysis of his clothing & physical tests that examine this supernatural phenomenon. The Yogi has performed this Fire Ritual for a total of 1000 days over the last 45 years. The Yogi, weighing a mere 94 pounds (43 kilos),...Read more...
THE AVATAR BUDDHA
How to Follow His Stream of Dharma to the Ocean of Nectar   By Suhotra Swami - 23.6 2021       Siddhartha Gautama was the blessed and beautiful prince of the Sakyas, a royal family descended from the Surya-vamsha (the Solar Dynasty of ancient...Read more...
VEGETARIANISM
VEGETARIANISM, ON THE BASIS OF THE WORLD’S MAJOR RELIGIONS By editor - 23.6 2021  1. Introduction: Certain common threads. The Vedic tradition of India: Distinguishing between material and spiritual activities The plan of the Supreme Personality of Godhead — The...Read more...
Shakti, the Yoga Sutras and Patanjali
Dr David Frawley - 23.6 2021 Some scholars state that there is no mention of Shakti in the Yoga Sutras. This is incorrect. Shakti is the last word in the Yoga Sutras that sums up its entire teaching and defines its goal as the realization of the Purusha. It suggests what is referred to as...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 84
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.6 2021 Sri Yantra Temple - Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh Built by the Kalachuris A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Kalachuris 'The Kalachuri Empire is the name used by two kingdoms in ancient India...Read more...
Four schools of Buddhism refuted by Vedanta-sutra
By Suhotra Prabhu - 21.6 2021 Srila Vyasadeva, being tri-kala-jna, foresaw 5000 years ago the rise of Buddhism. Therefore in his Vedanta-sutra (second adhyaya, second pada) he encapsulated a description and a refutation of each of the four main schools of Buddhist philosophy...Read more...
Customs, Tradition, and Varieties of Weddings in India
By Vikas Kamat - 21.6 2021   Introduction The marriage ceremony is one of the oldest customs of mankind and the Indian culture is no exception, and it is considered one of the most important events of one's life. In India, the Kanyadana (literally meaning, donating a virgin) or...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 83
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Kakatiya Kala Thoranam (Warangal Gate) A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Kakatiyas 'The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty that ruled parts of what is now Andhra Pradesh, from 1083...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 82
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Hero stone with inscription of Yadava King Singhana II, c. 1235 A.D. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Yadavas 'According to some scholars, the Seuna rulers were of Maratha descent and were...Read more...
Surrendering to Krishna
By Bhurijana Dasa - 21.6 2021 1. Apply principles so we can measurably change our lives whether the world around us changes or not. 2. We have to search for our “rest” in the correct place. It is not linked with external circumstances. 3. The key is the internal condition of...Read more...
Religion and the Modes of Nature
By Bhakti Ananda Goswami - 18.6 2021 Editor’s Note: In the following, portions in italics are questions and quotes from a member of the Yahoo theos-talk discussion group. Portions in regular font are replies by Bhakti Ananda Goswami. “ALL of the extant separate Shaivite, Shakti...Read more...

Urmila (Devi Dasi) ACBSP - 18.6 2021 It is difficult to say which is "better."  In the Isopanisad it is stated that impersonalism is worse than demigod worship, and that demigod...
Dr David Frawley - 18.6 2021 Yoga is defined as Samadhi in the Yoga Sutras. Yet few Yoga practitioners know what Samadhi is or how to approach it. But without understanding Samadhi one...
Dr David Frawley - 18.6 2021 Vairagya is one of the most important terms in the Yoga Sutras, which starting from the first Sutras of the text is emphasized as defining Yoga practice. ...
BY: DHARMAPAD DAS (DEAN DOMINIC DE LUCIA) - 18.6 2021 The Bhagavat Purana, Canto Five, Chapter Twenty-one, Verse Fourteen, describes that the chariot of the Sun God orbits Mount Sumeru with...
By editor - 17.6 2021 Glossary of Indian Terms     Acharya Kripalani A freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi Adhiti The mother of all Gods...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 The Mughal Army Captures Devagiri Padshahnama of Shah Jahan, c. 1636 A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 Shrinath Yamunaji   The beautiful images of Lord Krishna in His Form as Sri Nathaji have become famous due to the worship of devotees of the Vallabha sect,...
By Giriraj Swami - 17.6 2021 If we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God—for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our very ability to eat and drink and...