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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...
Three Krishna Idols Among Items Stolen from Swaminarayan Temple in London
 By Padmaja Venkataraman - 30.9 2022   File photo of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple, in London.  According to the temple President Kurjibhai Kerai, the Hari Krishna murtis were with the temple since its opening in 1975 and "hold a huge religious significance to all...Read more...
Transcendental Associates in Dasya-rasa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2022 Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and Their Personal Servants   Five moods of transcendental relationship with the Lord.   Followers of the Lord "Those who are constantly engaged in the personal service of the Lord are called anugas, or followers....Read more...
A Devotee is an Ocean of Mercy
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2022 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. I, No. 45, Jan 1, 1972. Today I shall speak to you about the glorification of the holy name of God. This was discussed between Maharaja Pariksit and Sukadeva Gosvami in connection...Read more...
The Heroes of Vrndavana Forest
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2022 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Back To Godhead Vol. 10, No. 9, September 1, 1975. Accompanied by the cowherd boys and Balarama, Krsna brought forward the cows and played on His flute throughout the forest of Vrndavana, which was full of...Read more...
Samvit, Sandhini and Hladini The Three Original Energies of the Lord
By Stephen Knapp - 30.9 2022 The original form of Lord Krishna is described briefly in the Laghu-Bhagatamrita (Chapter 5, verses 332-342) as the root of all forms of the Lord, which are endowed with good qualities. “The Lord appeared in the mortal world by His internal...Read more...
Brahmacarya
By editor - 29.9 2022 Brahmacarya, or celibate student life, is the first spiritual stage (asrama) in the varnasrama system. It lasts from 5th to 25th year of of one's life and during this time the brahmacari lives with his spiritual master and learns the theory and practice of the Vedic...Read more...
The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history
By Vraja Bihari Das - 29.9 2022 When leaders play ego games, they use common men and women as pawns; and it’s these beautiful souls who drown in hatred – they become victims and villians while the leaders are glorified as crusaders of self respect and righteousness. The...Read more...
The Meaning of Durga
Dr David Frawley - 29.9 2022 No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and meditation. She is honored in women, the Earth,...Read more...
How can we overcome our ego?
By Chaitanya Charan Das - 29.9 2022 Question- How can we overcome our ego?  We all know that we have the ego, but how do we go about overcoming it? Answer (short)- Process of bhakti is not about giving up ego, but rather giving up false ego. Rather than worrying about...Read more...
Personal Management Mantra – Productivity in Activity through Spirituality
By Chaitanya Charan das - 29.9 2022     I welcome all of you. Today evening, we talk on personal management mantra. I am grateful to the organizers of the yoga center for laying this opportunity and of you also to come here and I will be speaking on the topic of...Read more...
Who is Goddess Durga and why we celebrate Navratras
Dr David Frawley - 28.9 2022 The following article is by Yogini Shambhavi Devi Ma Durga is the protective form of Shakti, burning up all ignorance, as her fiery nature energises our highest motivation. The Devi-Mahatmya (Greatness of the Goddess) glorifies the Mother Goddess as the...Read more...
The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.9 2022 Srila Prabhupada With Prof. Durckheim His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Back To Godhead Vol. 14, No. 11, November 1, 1979 - Part One. Srila Prabhupada: Have you read our Bhagavad-gita As It Is? Prof. Durckheim: Yes...Read more...
Transcendental Associates in Dasya-rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.9 2022 Worshipping Sri Sri Radha-Krsna Five moods of transcendental relationship with the Lord. Dasya-rasa is the basic relationship between Krsna and His devotees, and is considered the first stage of transcendental devotional service. In dasya-rasa, the Lord is...Read more...
Knower of the Field: A Perspective on Consciousness
By Soumya Gupta - 28.9 2022   No one besides you can understand your unique experience of the world. Well, almost no one. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita (13.2–3): idam shariram kaunteya kshetram ity abhidhiyate etad yo vetti tam prahuh kshetra-jña...Read more...
A moral story
By Kaviraja Shanti Prakash Das - 28.9 2022 There were three poor men who always desired great riches. One day a special delivery man handed to each poor man an envelope and informed each man, that within the envelope is a great fortune. The first poor man did not think very much of the...Read more...
Worshiping Goddess Durga at Navaratri
By editor - 27.9 2022 Goddess Durga Devi Durga Devi is a very popular and revered deity in India, more so in Bengal and eastern India. She is also worshipped as Kali, Chandi, Kaushiki and is seen as a beautiful motherly woman riding a lion, with ten arms, each carrying a weapon. Those who...Read more...
The Upanayana Samskara
By Dr. Jyotsna Kamat - 27.9 2022 The Upanayana (a.k.a. Munji or initiation) samskar (refinement in Hinduism) was meant to initiate a boy into education and learning. Upa meant near and nayana meant taking. Taking the child for education to guru (teacher) was an...Read more...
Locals Embrace the Return of the Festival of Colors to West Virginia
By Thomas Haribol - 27.9 2022 After a three-year COVID-related hiatus, the hills of West Virginia were covered in colorful clouds again as locals returned to Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold for the 2022 Festival of Colors. Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of Devananda Prabhu, NamRock...Read more...
ISKCON Puerto Rico Safe Amidst Hurricane Fiona
By Kamala Radha Devi Dasi - 27.9 2022 Image: Ananda Loka Das with plantains after Hurricane Fiona Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico hard on September 19th and many Puerto Ricans are still recovering from the destruction. As reported by NPR The category 1 storm devastated most of Puerto...Read more...
Archbishop Visits Prabhupada’s House- Argentina
By editor - 27.9 2022 Archbishop Eric Escala with garland This past Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the ISKCON temple in Buenos Aires, needless to say, it was a very nice experience. I had read many books of His Divine Grace Abhay Caranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda...Read more...
Do women have the same rights as men in ISKCON?
By Chaitanya Charan - 26.9 2022   There is a spiritual perspective and material perspective and from the spiritual perspective as souls we are neither males nor females.  We are all parts of Krishna and we all have the innate right and innate nature to love and serve Krishna...Read more...
Transcendental Associates in Santa-rasa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2022 Krsna and Balarama Milking the Cows Five moods of transcendental relationship with the Lord. "Mother Yasoda would then address Nanda Maharaja, "See my dear son, whose eyes are white, who has a turban on His head, a wrapper on His body and leg bells...Read more...
The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2022 Srila Prabhupada With Prof. Durckheim   By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Back To Godhead Vol. 14, No. 11, November 1, 1979 - Part One. "It's one thing to know it theoretically, but it's a vastly different thing to feel...Read more...
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