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What's Wrong with the Material Science?
BY: D. DAS - 2.10 2019 "I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency (yoga-maya) and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible." (Bhagavad-gita As It Is 7.25) "…you'll find all these great...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Jahnavi
BY: SUN STAFF- 2.10 2019 Gangotri: Mother Ganga on her Makara Early Bengal School, c. 1890 British Museum Collection A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 63. Our next sacred place listed in the 'Glossary of...Read more...
Saptarishi
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.10 2019 Matsya rescues the Saptarishi and Manu from the great Deluge Kalyana Kalpataru A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. The first Manu was Swáyambhuva, then came Svárochisha, then Uttami, Támasa, Raivata and Cá...Read more...
Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra
By Satyaraja Dasa - 2.10 2019 Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God. The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of...Read more...
Yogic Identities, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.10 2019 Figure 9: "A Party of Kanphat Yogis Resting around a Fire" Mughal, c. 1630 The British Library Board A serial presentation on aesthetic and iconographic identifiers that distinguish various sects of sannyasis and ascetics in ancient India. "...Read more...
Wandering Mind, Diamond Throne
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 1.10 2019 Have we ever thought of sitting Krishna on a diamond throne within our hearts as we chant japa? This thought probably never occurred to us in the first place. Would anyone say we’re not allowed to do this? We have to keep focus on Nama through sound,...Read more...
Taming the Human Beast
By Kenneth Valpey (Krishna Kshetra Swami) - 1.10 2019 Lately, while writing my book Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics, I’ve been thinking a lot about soil. I’ve also been ruminating on the terms “domestic” and “wild,” terms often used in relation to...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2019 Sant Janesvara A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. The contents and character of Sant Janesvara's commentary on Bhagavad-gita, known as Bhavartha Deepika Teeka, or the Janesvari, is a tika generally...Read more...
Yogic Identities, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2019 Mughals Visit an Encampment of Sadhus Muraqqa' folio - Mughal, c. 1635 St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts A serial presentation on aesthetic and iconographic identifiers that distinguish various sects of sannyasis and ascetics in ancient...Read more...
Angira Rishi
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.9 2019 Angira Rishi Patna, 19th c. British Museum Collection A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Angiras, or Angirā Rishi is a great sage who, along with sage Atharvan, is credited with having formulated ("heard") most of the fourth...Read more...
Who am I? Nobody!
Written by an insignificant soul - 30.9 2019 This is how I have always felt in my devotional life. I have always been in awe of fantastic devotees with their enthusiasm for preaching and bringing Krishna into the lives of so many souls to rescue them from this material life. I have always...Read more...
Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 30.9 2019 The luxurious growth of one of Krishna’s greatest devotees, who appears in a special form, attests to the devotion of two of her dedicated caretakers. Srila Prabhupada once quoted an atheist as saying, “What is the use of watering the Tulasi...Read more...
Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana – Biography
By editor - 27.9 2019 Baladeva Vidyabhusana    Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana was born in the early part of the 18th century (1720-1790) in a village near Remuna, Balasore District of Orissa. Even though he was the son of a 'vaisHya' (farmer), in his youth he received a...Read more...
Editing Srila Prabhupada’s Books
Dialogue on Editing Srila Prabhupada’s Books Held in Washington, D.C. By: Brahma Tirtha Dasa and Vraja Vihari Dasa - 27.9 2019 The BBT booth at the American Academy of Religion Meeting in 2016 The following is a collective report from participants and facilitators of the...Read more...
Pilgrimage to Hitchcock Hall
By editor - 27.9 2019 On my way to speaking at Ohio State University (OSU) last night, I visited Hitchcock Hall, where Srila Prabhupada and Allen Ginsberg had presented a program. And I reread the account of the event in BTG, which began, “On the night of May 12, 1969, His...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Indraloka, Indrapuri & Nandana-kanana
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2019 Krsna uproots a branch of the Parijata tree from Indraloka  A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 61. In this segment we will explore three more places listed on Jaiva Dharma's...Read more...
Yogic Identities
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2019 Mughals Slay the Sannyasis at Thanesar Illustration from Akbarnama  A serial presentation on aesthetic and iconographic identifiers that distinguish various sects of sannyasis and ascetics in ancient India. In an article for the Freer | Sackler Galleries...Read more...
Chyavana Rishi
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2019 Sage Chyavana Pahari, c. 1650 A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Chyavana Rishi was the son of Sage Bhrigu, progenitor of the great lineage of descendants known as the Bhargavas (or Dhusars). The Mahabharata states that Chyavana was...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2019 A Miracle Performed near Poona by Janesvara Poona, c. 1800   A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. As a child, Janesvara (Dnyaneshwar) moved to the village of Nevasa, in Ahmednagar district. Under the instruction of his...Read more...
Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 26.9 2019 We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as...Read more...
Herbs for the Practice of Yoga 1: Introduction
By David Frawley - 25.9 2019 Herbology for Yogis   Traditional Yoga has always rested on a special yogic diet with special yogic herbs to go along with it. Herbs are powerful aids in the practice of yoga, working at both physical and mental levels. They are useful for both disease...Read more...
Chosen for a Purpose
By Nikunja Vilasini Dasi - 25.9 2019 Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. “Why me?” he always asked until he discovered that God had chosen him for a purpose. Because of his disability, he was able to reach out to people and give them courage. Nick’s zest for life...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Govardhana
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.5 2019 Sri Giri Govardhana Darshan Sarpoi, Madhya Pradesh A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 60. There is such a wealth of information about Sri Giri-Govardhana and the environs of Govardhana Hill...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2019 Sant Janeswar Lithograph, Ravi Varma Press, c. 1910 A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Like other branches of the Vaishnava Bhakti Movement, the Maharashtra Bhakti tradition drew much of its inspiration from the ...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Govardhana
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 59. Next on Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Govardhana: "Govardhana - a sacred mountain situated in the middle of...Read more...
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