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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...
On Inspiration
By Sadaputa Dasa, Richard L. Thompson - 31.3 2020 This article was written by my long time friend and colleague from the Bhaktivedanta Institute the late Sadaputa Prabhu, a.k.a. Dr. Richard Thompson, who passed away suddenly in 2008. His death was a great loss to the world of...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Sva and Svarga-loka
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.3 2020 Narad Arrives in the Court of Lord Indra Nala Damayanti series, Kangra School, late 18th c. A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 152. In the Introduction to Harinama Cintamani, Srila...Read more...
The actual press in Delhi where Srila Prabhupada printed the first three volumes of Srimad Bhagavatam
By editor - 31.3 2020 The actual press in Delhi where Srila Prabhupada printed the first three volumes of Srimad Bhagavatam. The books Srila Prabhupada brought with him from India were the first three volumes of the Srimad Bhagavatam he had printed in Delhi between 1960 and 1965...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Sva and Svarga-loka
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.3 2020 King Citraketu, Lord Sankarsana and Kumaras   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 151. Svarga-loka is described in many ways throughout sastra. Sometime passages extol the glories of...Read more...
Multidimensional Space Time Existence
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 30.3 2020 A sincere student should not neglect the discussion of such conclusions, considering them controversial, for such discussions strengthen the mind. Thus one's mind becomes attached to Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (CC Adi Lila 2.117) "False devotees, lacking the...Read more...
Animal Slaughter, Meat Eating and the Coronavirus
By Praghosa dasa - 30.3 2020 Many devotees have been discussing about making the best use of a bad bargain and using this crisis as an opportunity to better get our message across, given the world’s consciousness has effectively become ‘corona-consciousness’ The main...Read more...
Ramanuja Swami Upadesh
Instructions of Sri Ramanujacarya By Brijbasi das In 1895 Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published in his “Sajjana-tosani” selected verses from “Śrī Prapannāmṛta”, a 12th century book by Sri Ananta Acarya, son of the great Kuresa, famous disciple and chief associate of...Read more...
Sri Ramanujacarya Appearance
By Sri Ubhaya Vedantha Anbil Ramaswamy - 30.3 2020 Sri Ramanujacarya’s Life History Sri Ramanuja (1017 – 1137 CE), the most important philosopher-saint of Sri Vaishnavam and one of the most dynamic characters of Hinduism. He was a philosophical as well as a social reformer,...Read more...
Islam in India
By editor - 27.3 2020 Islam is the second-largest religion in India and Islamic Community of India is the official representative community of India, with 14.2% of the country's population or approx. 172 million people identifying as adherents of Islam (2011 census). It makes India the...Read more...
Hiranyakasipu
Hiranyakasipu: The Supreme ruler who lived miserably and died pitifully Purushottam Kumar - 27.3 2020   Hiranyakashipu had all the riches of the world but still, it wasn’t sufficient enough to buy him happiness. He was the most powerful person in the universe, but he was always...Read more...
Ravana did not kidnap original Sita
By Purushottam Kumar - 27.3 2020 Ramadasa was in deep agony.  His eyes were filled with tears of sorrow. He was so absorbed in remembering Lord Rama, the Supreme Lord, and mother Sita, the mother of the entire universe, that he thought he too was living in the forest with them. He even...Read more...
How spirituality can help fight Coronavirus effectively?
Purushottam Kumar - 27.3 2020   1.3 billion Indians are observing Janata Curfew on 22nd March, to fight Covid-19. Billions of people in different parts of the world are already under lockdown.  Schools are closed, colleges are closed, offices are closed, malls and theatres are...Read more...
Love for God is Real Religion
Cult Mentality & Religious Fanaticism: Love for God is Real Religion By Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda - 27.3 2020 During a lecture on fanaticism, Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda, world-renowned yoga spiritual master & founder of the Science of Identity Foundation, shares with his...Read more...
Sari
Significance of wearing Sahavari sari (Six-yard saree) By editor - 26.2 2020 1. Introduction         The attire we wear determines the vibrations, emotion and bhav (Spiritual emotion) in us. A Tama predominant attire makes the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Sva and Svarga-loka
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.3 2020 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 150. In chapter sixteen of Jaiva Dharma we find another instructive passage on the nature of Svargaloka and the jivas who inhabit it. Responding to...Read more...
The Most Intelligent Woman
By editor - 26.3 2020 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Teachings of Queen Kuntī, Chapter 3 tatha paramahamsanam muninam amalatmanam bhakti-yoga-vidhanartham katham pasyema hi striyah You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional...Read more...
THE IRONY OF HAPPINESS
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 25.3 2020  “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” –         Mike Doplet  (Best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur) We live at...Read more...
Ayurvedic Astrology
Vamadeva Shastri - 25.3 2020 All great ancient civilizations centered their cultures on profound systems of astrology, connecting conditions and events on the Earth with cosmic influences deriving from the stars. Whether it is India or China, Egypt or Babylonia, or the Mayas and Incas...Read more...
Temples must be in lockdown
By Praghosa dasa - 25.3 2020 Dear Devotees; My obeisances. Srila Prabhupada ki jai! Last evening the Prime Minister put the UK in an effective lockdown with there now being only 4 reasons for leaving your home or temple; 1. Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Sva and Svarga-loka
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.3 2020 Svargaloka: the Residence of 33 million Demigods A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 149. Next on the 'Glossary of Places' are two consecutive listings that describe the same domain -...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Srivasa-angana
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.3 2020 Kirtan at Srivas Angan A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 148. In an earlier segment of this series we covered a place listed in the 'Glossary of Places' as Khola-bhanga-danga,...Read more...
The Issue of the Proto-Indo-European Language
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 24.3 2020 There has been an attempt to explain the origins of such languages as Sanskrit, Greek and Roman for many years. This is because there has been a recognition of many similarities between them, but the exact original language which they have...Read more...
Vaisnava Compassion in Global Crisis
By Bhaktin Allegra - 24.3 2020 What is the appropriate response of a Vaisnava or person of faith during a time of national or global crisis? The examples of great souls and of scripture can help us understand what a Vaisnava response can look like. From a certain perspective, we are always...Read more...
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