General News

Preaching in USSR
BY: SITALATMA DAS - 26.4 2017 Preaching in USSR 1973-1991 Sometime in 2009, ISKCON TV recorded a long interview with Kirtiraja Prabhu and Hari, former Harikesha Swami, where they talked about preaching in Soviet Union from their side of the Iron Curtain. They give a slightly different take...Read more...
Ghosts - FAQ
By editor - 15.2 2015 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas Merton...Read more...
India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 94
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.5 2018 Brahmapuri, Kolhapur A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Brahmapuri The final site of Brahmadeva worship we have identified in Maharashtra is in Brahmapuri, on the edge of Kolhapur. The city of Kolhapur is in the...Read more...
The Sublimation Of Work
By Gautam Saha - 25.5 2018 THE NEED TO SUBLIMATE INDIVIDUAL WORK FOR ULTIMATE PERSONAL SATISFACTION AND HAPPINESS Many a times, we wonder “what bit of good have I done today ?” After all, everything said and done, life is pretty mechanical and also largely material. We follow...Read more...
ISKCON and the USA
By Samapriya devi dasi - 25.5 2018 As the United States of America was established by its founding fathers, Srila Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krnsa Consciousness and therefore he is its Founder-Acharya. His goal was to establish a society by which to bring people of the...Read more...
The Sad and Troubled History of ISKCON Moscow
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 24.5 2018  In a new letter from H.H. Bhkati Vijanana Goswami, he washes his hands of the mess he and many many others created for ISKCON Moscow Russia. Introduction: The thing that really hurts me when reading Bhakti Vijnana Goswami's letter, below...Read more...
What We Eat, And What Our Lordships “Eat”
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 24.5 2018 Some of our pujaris insist that only white flour and white sugar should be used in bhoga offerings for our Lordships, while many of us, being health conscious, will avoid eating such adulterated or suspicious foods. Should we feel a guilty conscience if we...Read more...
A humble proposal
By Jaya Kesava das - 24.5 2018 As a child I often heard my mother say cleanliness is next to Godliness; in fact I heard it everyday almost. We were kids, there was dirt around, sand castles to make, cops and robbers to play, sweat to sweat, and clothes to get dirty. Especially my brother who...Read more...
FUNCTIONAL FREEDOM
By editor - 24.5 2018   Cholars, artists and folk cried after freedom from time immemorial. Unfortunately, it frequently continues  to be cry only for a simple reason – nobody of them knows what constitutes freedom and what slavery. So  the meaning of the freedom...Read more...
The Adjucative Burden Is On GBC, Not the Swami
BY: BHAKTA TORBEN - 23.5 2018 Garuda dasa, professor Graham Schweig, states in Sampradaya Sun the other day (Commentary on "A Note About the Second Edition"):   "Aren't we really talking about Jayadvaita Brahmacari and later Swami here, who has always been the BBT...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 93
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.5 2018   Lord Brahma and Parrot A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ellora Today we visit one of the most astonishing temple compounds in Maharashtra, and all of India. Famous worldwide for its amazing...Read more...
Kirtan: Are there rules?
By Rasananda das - 23.5 2018 “How any spiritual activity should be done is understood from three sources: saintly persons, standard scriptures and the spiritual master”. (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.4, purport) Proper sankirtan – a phrase used by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta...Read more...
You Bet Your Life
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi From Back to Godhead For anyone interested in spiritual progress, gambling is more than just a harmless amusement. High’s convenience store is bustling with last-minute shoppers picking up odds and ends for a holiday dinner. Having run out of milk, I...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 92
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.5 2018   Sri Trimbakeswar A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma - Trimurti at Trimbakeshwar In the village of Trimbak, in the Nashik district of Mahrashtra, is the ancient temple of Trimbakeswar. Located 28 km. from...Read more...
Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada
By Giriraj Swami - 22.5 2018 Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy...Read more...
Message to Iskcon Russia
By Sadhu-priya Das (Iskcon Moscow Temple President) - 21.5 2018 Hon’ble Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, sends message to Iskcon Russia On 20.05.1988, 30 years ago ISKCON Russia officially got registered in USSR . On a beautiful spring day in 1988, the Council for...Read more...
Essential Technologies For Empowered Management
By Bhakti Tirtha Swami - 21.5 2018 From Back to Godhead The metaphysical technologies listed here are simple yet profound tools that you may want to incorporate into your management style. To reap the greatest benefits from these principles, you can include meditation on these ten...Read more...
Inis Rath Island Revival
Vrsabhanu dasa - 21.5 2018 Inis Rath Island in Northern Ireland was purchased by the Hare Krishna devotees in the mid-eighties and Sri Sri Radha Govinda were installed in 1986 with a big ceremony. The deities have been worshipped for over 30 years and the annual festivals attract many people...Read more...
Gratitude for God’s Gifts
By Giriraj Swami - 21.5 2018 If we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God—for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our very ability to eat and drink and breathe, to think and feel and will, and to walk, talk, and sense—we will feel grateful and...Read more...
The Odd Story of Egypt’s Haunted Hindu Temple-Palace
By editor - 18.5 2018   As travellers pass the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, on their way to the Airport in Egypt’s capital they are astounded by the sight of a Hindu temple-like building, that is stuff of legend in the city. Officially called the ‘Le Palais Hindou’,...Read more...
What is essential anyway?
By Niscala Dasi - 18.5 2018 There are many things which we aspire for and even worship, which have no intrinsic value. They have value inasmuch as they are attached to values, and thus can serve perverted or promoting aims. Thus, though they have no value, they have a use. These things which...Read more...
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