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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...
THE GURU BUSINESS - Part 4
Author:  Sulocana das - 11.11 2019 (Sulocana das was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.) CHAPTER THREE CHEAP GURUS, CHEAP DISCIPLES THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL MASTER "The first thing, I warn Acyutananda, do...Read more...
The Marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The auspicious observance of the marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama is November 11th. Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha, the Marriage of Shalagrama and Tulasi excerpted from Sri Hari-bhakti-vilas by Sri Padmanabha Gosai, Sri Radha- ramana Temple, Vrindavan: "Shri...Read more...
Rishis
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The Saptarishis: (top left and clockwise: Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Gautama, Vasishtha, Attri, Bharadwaj and Kashyapa Pahari, c. 1700 The last in a study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Conclusion Our brief series on the Saptarishis...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Madhyadvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The Seven Rishis A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 82. Following Koladvipa, the next holy place listed in Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Kuliya. As noted in...Read more...
Worlds of Magic, Worlds of Truth
By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi - 12.11 2019   The Vedic literature reveals a real world beyond our experience and beyond our imagination. Extra-terrestrial and mythical creatures have invaded our world, along with gods and superheroes, gnomes and fairies, dwarves and elves, hobbits...Read more...
Atri Rishi, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.11 2019 Atri and Anasuya meeting the Trimurti Bhagavata Purana, Jaipur, 18th c. A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. In the manuscript illustration above and the painting below, we see a pastime from Bhagavat Purana in which the...Read more...
Can I get out of here?
By Brahmananda das - 11.11 2019 I sent a telegram to Prabhupada saying, “Can I get out of here?” Brahmananda: In 1971 Prabhupada was having big public programs in India, and one evening an Arya Samajist challenged Prabhupada. He said, “Oh, Swamiji, you have come to India...Read more...
The ill Effects Of Non-Vaisnava Foods
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 11.11 2019 We all know about avoiding prohibited foods, but may not know why, or what effects they produce. Becoming aware of such bad effects will cause us to think extra before eating more “delicious” sin. We understand that there are difficulties faced...Read more...
Climate Change and the Ecology of our Hearts
By Karuna Dharini devi dasi, disciple of Virabahu Maharaja - 11.11 2019 Ecology: the study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural or developed environment. 1 We have been hearing the term ecology popularly in use since the...Read more...
What profit in all our labors?
By Jayadvaita Swami - 11. 11 2019   An Old Testament sage holds before us the contradictions of human life. [From Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 2015, ISBN 0-89213-449-6, trade paperback $15.95, www....Read more...
THE LEGEND OF LORD JAGANNĀTHA
By Tattvavit Dāsa  - 8.11 2019  It is indeed interesting to know how the unique forms of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Lord Balarāma and Subhadrā as Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā have manifested and come to be worshipped. The Vedic texts like Skanda Purāṇa and others reveal two wonderful...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Koladvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2019 Mahaprabhu Bari, Vishnu Priya's Worshippable Deity A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 81. For our final segment on Koladvipa, we these passages from the Audarya Dhama chapter...Read more...
Atri Rishi
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2019 Atri Rishi A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Atri Rishi is the final member of the Saptarishi, or Seven Great Sages we will cover in this series, and he is one of seven mind-born (manasa-putra) sons of Lord Brahma in the present...Read more...
Who was Nanda and Yashoda in their previous lives?
Purushottam Kumar - 6.11 2019   Lord Shiva standing in front of the house of mother Yashoda was pleading her to show him a glimpse of little Krishna. Without her permission, he, the greatest of the great demigods, could not directly go to see the beautiful form of Krishna....Read more...
Gaudiya Sampradaya
Gaudiya Sampradaya is a part of Brahma Madhava Sampradaya By editor - 6.11 2019 Gaudiya sampradaya is a part of Brahma- Madhava sampradaya but this point has been challanged by different envious people belonging to other authenticated sampradaya. It is a common mood of every...Read more...
Food habit
By editor - 6.11 2019 Anna-dosh – Contamination due to food – We should be very careful about what we eat to protect our bhakti. We simply cannot neglect this point. “ahar-shuddhou satva-shuddhih satva-shuddhou dhruva-smritih” Meaning – “When we...Read more...
Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji’s Disappearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 6.11 2019 Today is the disappearance day of Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja. Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji was a great devotee—a maha-bhagavata. He was a disciple of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and was very renounced. He had lived for many years in...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Koladvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.11 2019 Lord Chaitanya and Lord Varaha A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 80. There are at least two notable narratives which mention the Lord's manifestation in His Boar form at Koladvipa. One...Read more...
Kutsa Rishi, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.11 2019 Thiru Anbil Gopuram, where Kutsa Rishi did penance A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Although Kutsa Rishi is known for the quality of sweetness he embodies, his name might appear to indicate something different. The Sanskrit word...Read more...
Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.11 2019 Lord Chaitanya's Sankirtan Party Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 British Museum Collection The Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit is observed on November 4th. Gadadhar das Goswami radha-vibhuti-rupa...Read more...
Samsara
By Praghosa Dasa - 5.11 2019 A common denominator for practically each of the unlimited varieties of material bodies is that the spirit soul dwelling within is to one degree or another attached to the particular body they reside in. In turn most resided in bodies have others who are also...Read more...
Science and Krishna Consciousness
Science and Krishna Consciousness: Questions on How to Position Oneself By Drutakarma das - 5.11 2019 Krishna Kripa Das: [Drutakarma Prabhu read a paper about how to position oneself as a scientist and as a devotee in which he asked a lot of relevant questions. I asked him for the...Read more...
Bhaktimarga Swami Praises St. Francis at Interfaith Event
By: Madhava Smullen - 4.11 2019 Bhaktimarga Swami attends the 'Instruments of Peace' Interfaith event with Archbishop Richard Gagnon (left) and Monsigneur Maurice Comeault (far left) On June 28th, 1974, ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada was invited to speak at St. Pascal...Read more...
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