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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...
Sri Ramacandra Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2020 Meeting of Rama and Tulsidas From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. Lord Sri Ramacandra is the seventh avatara of the Dasavatara. Among the twenty-five lila-avataras, Lord Ramacandra is the twentieth avatara. This has...Read more...
Transcendental Flowers, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2020 Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature. The Flower-like Glories of Srimati Radharani Among the most beautiful of all sastric references to flowers are the glorifications of Srimati Radharani, whose super-excellent qualities are often...Read more...
Transcendental Flowers, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2020 Damanaka, Artemisia vulgaris/indica Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature. There are numerous pastimes in which the Lord appears to save the Vedas from the ocean of nescience, and from the demons who sought to destroy the Absolute...Read more...
Sri Parasurama Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2020 Parasuram Slaying Arjuna Rajasthan School, 19th c. From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. Lord Parasurama is the sixth avatara of the Dasavatara. Of the twenty-five lila-avataras, Bhargava Parasurama is the nineteenth...Read more...
Sri Vamana Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2020 Sri Vamana Avatara 10th c. Sandstone From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. The fifth among the Dasavatara is Sri Vamana-avatara. There are innumerable lila-avataras. Among them are twenty-five chief lila-avataras...Read more...
Sri Nrisimha Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.9 2020 Sri Nrisimhadeva Thanjavur, c. 1830   Sep 09, 2020 — CANADA (SUN) — From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. The second catur-vyuha (quadruple expansion) of Sri Krishna is comprised of Vasudeva,...Read more...
Transcendental Flowers, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.9 2020 Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature. In our last segment we discussed the Campaka flower, which is one of the celestial flowers Kamadeva shoots from his bow. One of Kamadeva's names is Kusuma-shara, 'one with arrow of flowers). The...Read more...
Transcendental Flowers, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.9 2020 Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature. "There were various trees and creepers on all sides of the lake, and there were mad bumblebees humming all about them. The trees appeared to be very jolly due to the sweet humming of the bumblebees...Read more...
How Robert Kennedy heard the holy names
How Robert Kennedy heard the holy names shortly before departing this world In 1968, the senator welcomed the beat poet into his office, beginning what could have been an unusual relationship By David Margolick   [Robert Kennedy holds the hand of a supporter in Indiana, early May...Read more...
How Pain Can Motivate
By Mahatma Das - 15.9 2020 Pain is a Stronger Motivator Than Pleasure In the seminar I give on prayer, devotees look at their obstacles to bhakti and consider why it is important to overcome them. Then I ask devotees to focus on the pain they feel when they allow these obstacles...Read more...
Sri Varaha Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2020 Sri Varaha Avatara 19th c., Patna From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. Varaha-avatara is the third among the Dasavatara. When Brahmaji was ordered to carry out the creation, he began to think about the details...Read more...
Transcendental Flowers
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2020 Krsna brings the Parijata Tree to Earth for Rukmini Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature. In the spiritual world, everyone is engaged in loving devotional service to Sri Krsna. The cows, the rivers, the trees and the flowers are enjoying...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
By Giriraj Swami and Sri Prahlada dasa September 28, 2002 Three Rivers, California 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...Read more...
HH Gunagrahi Goswami Eulogy
By Danavir Goswami - 10.9 2020 Gunagrahi Maharaja gave everything he had to Srila Prabhupada. He served ISKCON continuously for forty-nine years. He was a master at engaging people in Krishna consciousness. He made friends quickly and for life. He was largely responsible for the successful...Read more...
Gunagrahi Goswami left his body
HH Gunagrahi Goswami left his body in full Krishna consciousness By BB Govinda Swami - 10.9 2020 HH Gunagrahi Goswami Maharaja, my very oldest devotee friend, the munificent kind soul who made me a devotee, passed away this morning just before 4 AM this morning. He was surrounded by...Read more...
Cult Mentality & Religious Fanaticism
By editor - 7.9 2020 Q&A with Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Is there such a thing as religious fanaticism? We always hear people talking about “religious fanaticism.” The two terms contradict. Analyze the two terms - fanaticism and religion. What’s the central...Read more...
Sri Kurma Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.9 2020 Sri Kurma Avatara From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. The second avatara of the Lord among the Dasavatara is Kurma-avatara, the tortoise avatara. tatrapi devasambhutyam vairäjasyabhavat sutah ajito nama...Read more...
Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics
By Bhrigupada Dasa (Måns Broo) - 4.9 2020 That the cow is holy in Hinduism is a trite truism, but how did she attain that position, and what does holding her sacred mean in terms of animal ethics? What happens when we consider bovines as subjects in their own right? These are some of...Read more...
Transforming Emotions through Pranayama and Meditation
By Dr. David Frawley - 4.9 2020 Root of Emotions Which aspects of our nature are emotions most rooted in and how can we best understand them? Emotions are most connected to Prana in yogic thought and have their roots in pranamaya kosha, the Pranic sheath or covering that mediates between...Read more...
Sri Matsya Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.9 2020 From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha. Matsya-avatara is the first of the ten avataras. Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami has discussed infinite avataras in his abridged general review of the Prime Original Supreme...Read more...
The most important responsibility
By HH Radhanath Swami - 4.9 2020 durlabha tnanava janama sat-sange taroho e bhava-sindhu Human life is extraordinarily rare, and the rarest, most precious blessing in life is the association of devotees. Lord Caitanya revealed his own heart when he exclaimed that all the wealth in Brahma...Read more...
Cultivating an Empathetic Heart
By Archana Siddhi Devi Dasi - 4.9 2020 Developing the quality of empathy has many benefits for aspiring devotees of the Lord. When I was doing my clinical psychotherapy internship in graduate school, a supervisor stressed connecting with our clients through realized empathy. Most of his...Read more...
Anger Separates Us From God
By Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda - 3.9 2020 In the Bhagavad-gita, the Supreme Person states: One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman. He never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living being. In that state he...Read more...
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