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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...
Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
By Dr. David Frawley - 20.9 2019 YOGA THERAPY OR YOGA CHIKITSA The Sanskrit term for therapy throughout its medical literature is Chikitsa, which literally refers to the application of consciousness (chit) or caring. Yoga Therapy is called Yoga Chikitsa. Yet chikitsa as a...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2019 Laksmi Devi and Sri Ramanujacarya A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Having described in our last segment the personality of Ramananda, a key figure in the 15th Century Bhakta Movement, today we'll look at how this...Read more...
Unfolding the mystery of bhakti-yoga
 By A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 20.9 2019 Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) – Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation – SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version SB 2.9.36 etavad eva jijñasyam tattva-jijñasunatmanah anvaya-vyatirekabhyam yat syat...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
By Giriraj Swami and Sri Prahlada dasa - 20.9 2019 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, 1965. Poem [translation]: 1...Read more...
How to Eat Healthy
By editor - 19.9 2019 We celebrate the art of everyday cooking as a sacred experience. It’s not just about mixing in spices and veggies.  There is something more. It also a science also of healthful living.  The Vedas, especially Ayurveda describes in great detail about...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 57. Following the passage from Jaiva Dharma presented in the last segment, in this chapter our main character, Vijaya-kumara becomes fully...Read more...
Priti (Love)
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 National Museum Collection, India By Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The sweetness of the word "love" Love is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 1
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Ramananda (1400 – 1476 A.D.) A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Ramananda was one of the most prominent preachers of Bhakti in northern India in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, and is considered one of the main...Read more...
Colloquies With Foreigners
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, originally published in The Harmonist (Sree Sajjanatoshani), December 26, 1935.   Interview of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta by Mr. Willion Henri Jan Vandor Stok of Batavia Q: -- Your Holiness, kindly enlighten me...Read more...
King Alark's Queries about Yoga
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Yogic Austerities Lithograph by Forbes, c. 1812   A summary of the pastimes of King Alark, from the Markandeya Purana, in which the sage Markandeya answers queries put forth by the sage Jaimini.   KING ALARK RECEIVES A RING After reaching...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.5 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 56. In chapter thirty-one of Jaiva Dharma there is an extensive discussion of Goloka Vrndavana, which has the power to manifest itself anywhere the...Read more...
The Terrors of Kali-yuga
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Veda Vyasa Envisions Kali Yuga A brief description of the hellish conditions at the close of Kali-yuga, from Srimad Bhagavatam, 12th Canto, Chapter 2 Summary: "Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,...Read more...
Iron in the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Fig. 1: The Bow in the Eight-wheel Box Evidence in support of the existence of iron from Vedic texts -- an analysis by Prof. Anand M. Sharan. The meaning of the Sanskrit word ayas has been debated for a long time. Many have believed that iron did not...Read more...
Finding Perfect Joy
Finding Perfect Joy – A Lesson from St. Francis By Radhanath Swami - 17.9 2019 In Italy, near the city of Perugia, is the place called Assisi, the birth place of a very popular saint named Francis. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he took up the life of renunciation....Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 The eternal reality of Goloka and Vaikuntha in comparison to the small material reality (mahat-tattva)   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 55. The next sacred location included on the...Read more...
The Merits of Building a Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 Krishna temple at Lalitpur (Patan), Nepal From the Agni-purana, Chapter 38, Texts 1-50. "Agni said: I will now describe the fruits of making temples for the residence of Vasudeva and other deities. He who attempts to erect temples for gods is freed from the...Read more...
Two Energies Choices
By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - 16.9 2019   Which way does one go in moments of despair? LORD KRSNA HAS TWO ENERGIES, material and spiritual, but they can be used interchangeably if one knows how. Just as the same electricity can be used to heat or cool a building, so Krsna’s...Read more...
Rainmakers, Big and Small
By Suresvara Dasa - 16.9 2019   Few of us realize as the farmer does how completely we’re at the mercy of nature. Even if the farmer lives not by selling crops but by selling cows for slaughter, still he’s keenly aware how much he relies on the bounty of the fields to...Read more...
APPRECIATE OR UNDERSTAND- WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT?
By Venugopal Acharya - 13.9 2019   In a particular situation, if you had only one choice of behavior with a friend, what would you prefer: you could either appreciate or understand him/her? Appreciation here means verbally praise the person for who they are or what they have done....Read more...
THE CAKRAS
By editor - 13.9 2019 chak·ra: (n.) One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy. [Sanskrit cakram, wheel, circle.] [American Heritage Dictionary, 4th edn.] Introduction In ancient Indian physiological theory,...Read more...
Visvarupa-mahotsava and Srila Prabhupada’s Sannyasa
By Giriraj Swami - 13.9 2019 Today is Visvarupa-mahotsava, the date on which Lord Chaitanya’s older brother, Visvarupa, took sannyasa, the renounced order of life. And on the same date some four hundred and fifty years later, our own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, also...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada talks about his sannyasa initiation
By editor - 13.9 2019 Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959 at the Kesavaji Matha in Mathura. “So this my Godbrother, his name is Keśava, Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava. Kṛpāmbudhi. So he did...Read more...
Kirtan in the World Religions
By Satyaraja Das - 13.9 2019 Kirtan is the call-and-response form of chanting that characterizes the Hare Krishna movement. It is the fundamental religion of the age – the soul crying out for God as a means to reunite with Him. Robert Gass, author of Chanting: Discovering Spirit in...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Godruma
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2019 Hari Sankirtana A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 54. Sri Godruma played an extremely significant role in the pastimes of our Sampradaya Acarya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. In his ...Read more...
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