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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...
Satya and the Eternal Truth
By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 30.11 2020 Satya is one of the most common principles of Vedic thought, extending throughout Yoga and Vedanta, mentioned in texts from Vedas and Upanishads. Yet like many Vedic terms it is misunderstood and hard to translate. Satya is usually rendered as...Read more...
The Marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.11 2020 November 29th is the auspicious observance of Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha, the marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama. Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha, the Marriage of Shalagrama and Tulasi excerpted from Sri Hari-bhakti-vilas by Sri Padmanabha Gosai, Sri Radha- ramana Temple...Read more...
Appearance of Sri Nimbarkacarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.12 2020 The Appearance Day of Sri Nimbarkacarya is observed on November 29th. "Sri Nimbarka Acarya comes in the line of the Kumara Sampradaya and is believed to have lived around the 11th and 12th centuries. Born in the modern Murgarapattam in the southern Dravidian...Read more...
History of Kirtan in ISKCON
By Candramauli Swami - 30. 2020 Doing research into how kirtan has evolved in our society from the very beginning, with styles, instruments, singing, arrangements in and outside of temples, street sankirtan etc. Starting with Srila Prabhupada in the early days in NYC and up to the present...Read more...
Devotees and Jimmy Hendrix in Hawaii
By editor - 30.11 2020 Govinda dasi: Jimmy Hendrix, we were told, is the biggest in the rock business, so there were thousands of people, mostly young, expected at his shows at the Waikiki Shell (a venue for outdoor concerts and other large gatherings in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii...Read more...
Letters of Yamaraj, the God of Death
By Dhirasanta dasa Goswami - 30.11 2020 In a small town situated close to the banks of the River Yamuna there lived a man called Amrita. Nothing in life caused him more anxiety than his fear of death. One day he had an idea that if he befriended Lord Yamaraj, he would be able to keep death...Read more...
Are There Different Sizes of Infinity?
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 27.11 2020   In the Purusha Sukta1.3-4 from Rig Veda 10.90 [1] it states that the material creation of the Lord is only one quarter of the total creation while the remaining three quarters is the spiritual sky. etavanasya mahima-ato...Read more...
Testing Astrologers and Roman Sacred Chickens
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 27.11 2020   The following informal email was posted to my private jyotish forum in 1993. The subject has been often brought up about testing astrologers. Therefore today I thought I would share with you some anecdotes from the past about how astrologers were...Read more...
The Glorious Characteristics of Vatsalya-lila
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.11 2020 Sri Krsna tied to the mortar, with Yamalarjuna above Trichinopoly, c. 1820 Victoria and Albert Museum   In his Dig-darsini-tika to Text 8 of Sri Sri Damodarastakam, Srila Sanatana Gosvami describes the transcendental nature of Lord Damodar'...Read more...
Vatsalya-rasa: Parenthood
BY: SUN STAFF - 27 11 2020 Mother Yasoda, Father Nanda, and Mother Rohini with Krsna and Balaram   Guler, c. 1750   Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 43: When ecstatic love develops into the relationship of parenthood and becomes steadily established, the relationship is...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada Memories
First Time Seeing Srila Prabhupada Lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami I oftentimes say, when devotees ask me to speak about Prabhupāda, that I can say my only qualification is that I happened to be on the planet at the same time that Prabhupāda was spreading the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness...Read more...
How devotees of Krishna celebrate New Year?
By Purushottam Kumar 26.11 2020   Devotees of Krishna celebrate New Year in a Krishna conscious way. They welcome New Year by chanting the holy names of Krishna.  On the New Year day, the first activity they do is that they visit temple to take darshan of the Lord. The darshan...Read more...
Human Life is not for working hard like animals
By Madhudvisa dasa - 26.11 2020 “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.” (Bg. 2.13) Unfortunately, this spiritual...Read more...
The Flow of Soma
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) -26.11 2020 In the following article we will discuss the Vedic principle of Soma and its related principle of Agni in order to help us understand the internal alchemy behind the deeper practices of Yoga and Ayurveda.   Soma and Ananda...Read more...
Worlds of Magic, Worlds of Truth
By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi   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 and wizards,...Read more...
Which is superior: fate or one’s own exertion and effort?
By Bhayahari Dasa - 26.11 2020   Are we simply puppets, helplessly manipulated by the strings of our past activities? I look on with dismay as the tow truck drives away with the wreck that used to be our car. “It’s all right,” my wife tries to console me. “...Read more...
Yoga Nidra according to Adi Shankara
By Vamanadeva - 25.11 2020 Yoga Nidra is a popular topic today but seldom taken to the depth that it is presented with in the Vedantic teachings. Here we will examine it according to the views of the great teacher, Shankara. Adi Shankara or Shankaracharya is the most lauded exponent of...Read more...
Bhisma Pancaka
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.11 2020   The following five-day fast is prescribed for the last five days of Kartika (Damodara) month, known as Bhisma Pancaka, beginning November 25th. During that vrata puja offerings to the Lord are also prescribed. For Bhisma Pancaka, devotees may offer the...Read more...
Srila Gaura-Kisora Dasa Babaji
By editor - 25.11 2020 SRILA GAURA-KISORA DASA BABAJI   RENUNCIATION PERSONIFIED Srila Gaura-Kisora dasa Babaji is the spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. He was born in a vaisya family in a small village beside Padma River in Bangladesh...Read more...
Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji’s Disappearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 25.11 2020 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. Earlier, he lived for many years in...Read more...
Diwali and Rama Rajya
By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 24.11 2020 Diwali celebrates the return of Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery of his beloved wife Sita. As such, Rama’s return indicates the triumph...Read more...
Everyone Should Learn Ayurveda
By Vamanadeva Shastri - 14.11 2020 Ayurveda is a science and yoga of right living that can be widely used by everyone. Everyone can benefit from learning the basics of Ayurveda as part of understanding one’s body and mind, how nature works and the deeper Consciousness behind the...Read more...
Samsara
By Praghosa Dasa - 24.11 2020 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...
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