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Mahamantra controversy
Mahamantra controversy: Hare Krishna or Hare Rama first ? By editor - 27.9 2019 Many  people from other sampradayas raise concern over the order of usage of word Krishna and Rama in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra based on an advaitin edition of Kali Santarana Upanishad in the...Read more...
Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan
Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra By: Madhava Smullen - 18.6 2019 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard leads kirtan at New York Rathayatra - photo by Hari Kirtan Kaufmann Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to...Read more...
Why did Rama worship Shiva?
By Chaitanya Charan - 24.6 2022 Rama demonstrates the ideal Dharmic behavior of worshipping Devatas, as per that specific time. Rama did it because He knew that Ravana was Shiva’s devotee and He would have to kill Ravana soon so He wanted to appease Shiva. Shiva should not be...Read more...
Deconstructing the Lilamrta, Part 41
BY: ROCANA DASA - 24.6 2022  A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami. Today we complete our review of Chapter 7 of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, "Breaking Ground". We begin by hearing from Satsvarupa that Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Yogini Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.6 2022 Yogini Ekadasi is observed on June 24th in LA and Mayapur, from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard the glories of the Nirjala Ekadasii, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May -...Read more...
Veda and Yoga are One
Veda and Yoga are One: Veda is knowledge and Yoga is its practice Dr David Frawley - 23.6 2022 Veda is the knowledge and Yoga is its practice. It is that simple. They are two sides of the same truth. Yoga not only leads us to Veda, but also expresses it. Veda embodies itself through Yoga...Read more...
Kenyan Presidential Candidate is an ISKCON Devotee
By ISKCON News Staff - 23.6 2022 Prof. George Wajackoyah speaks to journalists at his Karen offices on February 17, 2022 On Sunday, June 19, Prof. George Wajackoyah, a presidential candidate for the Roots Party, revealed that he is an ISKCON devotee and priest. Wajackoyah acknowledged...Read more...
Relativity and the Path to the Absolute
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi - 23.6 2022   Because many factors influence the way we see the world, too much faith in our own perspective can be materially and spiritually dangerous. My husband and I were counseling a couple and making progress, but then we reached an impasse. The...Read more...
Srivasa Pandita
By Giriraj Swami - 23.6 2022 Srivasa Pandita is one of the members of the Pancha-tattva: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasa. Vedic authorities state that in the current Age of Kali, Krishna came as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Balarama came as Sri...Read more...
The Cure For Fear
By editor - 23.6 2022 BY A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA sri bhagavan uvaca abhayam sattva-samsuddhir jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih danam damas ca yajnas ca svadhyayas tapa arjavam ahimsa satyam akrodhas tyagah santir apaisunam daya bhutesv aloluptvam mardavam hrir acapalam tejah ksama...Read more...
How can we become determined like Hanuman?
By Chaitanya Charan - 22.6 2022 Question: How can we become determined like Hanuman? Answer: We usually hear people say that they have no determination. For example, some are alcoholic and have no determination to give up alcohol. However, the funny part is they have...Read more...
Deconstructing the Lilamrta, Part 40
BY: ROCANA DASA - 22.6 2022 A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami. Today we begin Chapter 7 of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, "Breaking Ground". Satsvarupa opens the chapter with an Allen Ginsburg quote from the Macmillan ...Read more...
Srivasa Pandit Thakur Disappearance
By Ramai Swami - 223.6 2022 Srila Srivasa Pandit, the fifth member of the Panca-tattva, appeared in Srihatta, West Bengal, about 30 years before the appearance of Lord Gauranga. Srivasa Pandit lived in Navadvip before the advent of Lord Chaitanya.  Living the traditional brahminical...Read more...
Wonderful Prasadam
By Rohininandana Dasa - 22.5 2022   In many places in his books Srila Prabhupada describes the wonders of prasadam, food prepared with devotion and offered to Krishna. Prabhupada discusses such merits of prasadam as how it effectively immunizes one against the contamination of the...Read more...
The Historical Development of Vaisnavism and ISKCON
By editor - 21.6 2022 3102 BCE/BC: the end of Dvapara-yuga/beginning of Kali-yuga; the departure of Lord Krishna; the compilation of Vedic literature by Srila Vyasadeva 6th century BCE/BC: Lord Buddha, rejected the Vedas as an emergency measure to prevent indiscriminate animal slaughter,...Read more...
How to understand the Bhagavatam’s cosmology?
By By Chaitanya Charan - 21.6 2022   Question: How to understand the Bhagavatam’s cosmology? This seem to be very difficult to understand. Answer: This subject is something which I have studied, contemplated, prayed, discussed, for over twenty years. It is...Read more...
Ahimsa Vs. Veganism
By Janatari Devi Dasi  - 21.6 2022 There is a lot of tension in our devotee community between ahimsa dairy lovers and vegan devotees. Let us explore what each community believes, the similarities, and the differences. Ahimsa means non-violent. Ahimsa dairies do not confine their herd...Read more...
God’s Protection
By editor - 21.6 2022 From a talk by Srila Prabhupada on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 25.29, January 21, 1967, San Francisco. The laws of nature are so strict that if you have to suffer, nobody can check it. That is realized by Prahlada Maharaja. There are so many...Read more...
3 Pieces of Helpful Advice for Marriage in Bhakti
By Dharma-setu das - 21.6 2022 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...
Unauthorized Gurus and Spiritual Advancement
By editor - 20.6 2022 nama om visnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine namaste sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine ” I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
Modern Science and the Vedic Science of Consciousness
By David Frawley - 20.6 2022 Modern science has its place in making our outer lives safer and more productive and helping us to better utilize the natural forces around us. Yet these outer sciences remain secondary because, however much they help us externally, they cannot provide lasting...Read more...
Practice Pranayama to Access Higher Energies
By Dr David Frawley - 20.6 2022 Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the vital force and promoting the higher energy of consciousness, it is all pranayama at various levels. In the following article, we will...Read more...
Deconstructing the Lilamrta, Part 39
BY: ROCANA DASA - 20.6 2022 A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami. Today we'll finish Chapter six of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, entitled "On The Bowery". The last part of this chapter involves Srila Prabhupada's...Read more...
Deconstructing the Lilamrta, Part 38
BY: ROCANA DASA - 20.6 2022 A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami. Today we begin Chapter 6 of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta entitled "On the Bowery". As the title indicates, this is the period where Srila Prabhupada moved...Read more...
Vakresvara Pandit Appearance
By Ramai Swami - 20.6 2022 CC Adi 6.49-50: Śrīvāsa, Haridāsa, Rāmadāsa, Gadādhara, Murāri, Mukunda, Candraśekhara and Vakreśvara are all glorious and are all learned scholars, but the sentiment of servitude to Lord Caitanya makes them mad in ecstasy. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-...Read more...
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