Philosophy

3-Year-Old Boy Remembers Past Life
By  AnonHQ, Arjun Walia- 12.5 2017 3-Year-Old Boy Remembers Past Life, Locates His Body & Identifies The Man Who Murdered Him Reincarnation has remained on the fringe of scientific inquiry for a long time, despite a number of scientists urging the mainstream community to...Read more...
Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 28.9 2016 Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, on 18th September, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic...Read more...
HAPPINESS - TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT?
By editor - 23.2 2018   When you are tired walking under the hot sun, and then enter an air conditioned room, what you feel is ‘relief.’ But after the initial relief from the heat has passed on, and the air condition is irrelevant to your other activities inside the room,...Read more...
Mantra Yoga & Primal Sound
From Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound by David Frawley - 23.2 2018 Shakti Bija Mantras Besides the mantric power of letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, there is another series of powerful bija or single-syllable mantras, which consist of several vowels or consonants. These come under the...Read more...
Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering
By Murari Gupta Dasa - 22.2 2018 From Back to Godhead Even in the most hopeless situations there is hope—when we turn to Lord Krishna. “Can you please speak to my relatives,” a doctor friend requested me after a Sunday feast program in our temple. “Their youngest...Read more...
Offerings with Love
By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi - 22.2 2018 From Back to Godhead Krishna is self-satisfied and does not need anything, but out of His mercy He will accept our offerings of love and devotion. Krishna’s supreme opulence surpasses all description and comparison. Millions of goddesses of...Read more...
The Rabbit that killed the Lion
By Udayananda dasa (ACBSP) - 22.2 2018 Dear assembled Devotees, I was doing some work at my home, and I was listening to some Srimad Bhagavatam lectures giving by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada told a humorous story about a rabbit that killed a lion. It was so...Read more...
Step Back and Reconnect
By Sacinandana Swami - 21.2 2018 Our lives are like canvases that we are meant to paint on. And just as with painting, from time to time, it helps to step back and return with a fresh perspective. The great painter, thinker, and scientist Leonardo da Vinci expressed this in Renaissance...Read more...
Happiness Is A Place
By Indradyumna Swami - 21.2 2018 Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 13, Chapter 6 As our taxi slowly made its way to the airport through the Delhi traffic, Sri Nama Vanamali Krsna Dasa turned to me. “Why are you going to Bhutan?” he asked. “Everyone there is...Read more...
Harmful Inclinations
By His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in Honolulu, May 6, 1976 Our proclivity to enjoy here under the influence of the material nature keeps us bound to material existence. pravritti-lakshanash chaiva traigunya-vishayo mune yo ’sav alina-...Read more...
Unique position of Lord Siva
By Giriraj dasa - 15.2 2018  “There are three things that are inconceivable: the position of Lord Siva, hladini sakti, and, yes, guru-tattva.” (BR Sridhara Swami) Among all the spiritual personalities the position of Lord Siva is unique. In one of my previous blog I...Read more...
Sound Vibration Will Act
BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS - 14.2 2018 If You Kindly Hear Patiently, the Sound Vibration Will Act Srila Prabhupada at The Family Dog Auditorium, San Francisco  ["Feasting With the Family Dog", Part One and Part Two]    Srila Prabhupāda: "My...Read more...
Doors To Hell
By Abhaya Mudra Dasi - 14.2 2018 There are three gates leading to this hell-lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul. BG (16.21) Here we have description of the three gunas of material nature with their destructive...Read more...
In Search of the Greatest Vaishnava
By Patita Pavana das Adhikary - 14.2 2018 Part One: A Chance Encounter “Lord Shiva, the spiritual master of the entire world, is free from enmity. He remains ever peaceful and self-satisfied. Among the devatas, no one is greater. How, then, is it possible that Daksha could be...Read more...
SYMPTOMS OF REAL GURU
Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 9.2 2018 At the massive tent at Bombay, amidst 25,000 people, Srila Prabhupada, the guru and founder of the Hare Krishna movement signaled one of his disciples to get Richard (now Radhanath Swami) to the stage. Richard was astounded that he was being...Read more...
The Meaning of Maya: the Illusion of the World
By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 9.2 2018 The great spiritual traditions of India commonly teach us that the world is Maya, usually translated as ‘illusion’ or ‘unreality’. That the world is Maya is the basis of the emphasis on yoga and meditation in...Read more...
The Purusha, the Real Person within You
By David Frawley - 9.2 2018 The Complexity of our Physical Existence If you carefully examine your life, you can easily observe that our human existence is complicated, many sided, with numerous subtle connections both within us and around us. We spend most of our time trying to manage...Read more...
WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT SADHANA BHAKTI?
By Vraj Bihari Das - 8.2 2018 Following is an excerpt from the lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 70: Lord Krishna’s Daily Activities Verse – by Vraj Bihari Das SB 10.70.28 svapnayitam nrpa-sukham para-tantram isa sasvad-bhayena mrtakena dhuram vahamah hitva tad...Read more...
Lord Buddha
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.2 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Mar 16, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 02 The emblem of Theism Transcendental Poet Shree Joydev Acharya worshipped Lord Buddha in his prayer song of the ten incarnations of the Personality of...Read more...
THE ‘SALT’ IN OUR SPIRITUAL DIET
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 7.2 2018 “The food has no salt”, Satish feebly protested. Priya winced her face, and rushed with a bowl of salt. Satish never thanked his wife for the salt she put in his food. But if she forgot even once, there was a minor panic at the...Read more...
The Mahatma and the Mahajan, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.2 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Mar 16, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 02 One who knows the Personality of Godhead Vasudeva as all in all, is a Mahatma who is very rarely found. One can become such a Mahatma, not by mental concoction of...Read more...
The Mahatma and the Mahajan
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.2 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Mar 16, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 02 - Part One A broad minded gentleman is known as Mahatma, Sadhu or Mahajan. 'Mahat' means broad, 'Atma' means soul. The term 'Mahat' is...Read more...
Changing our outlook
By Giriraj dasa - 6.2 2018 Hare Krishna dear devotees, Dandavat Pranams. Appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur,  the spiritual master of Srila Prabhupada. Few weeks ago a senior Vaishnava shared a nice article by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur,...Read more...
Defining the Divine, East and West
By Satyaraja Dasa - 5.2 2018 From Back to Godhead Conceptions of God in the Bhagavad-gita encompass those of other traditions and give full picture of the Absolute Truth. “The Bhagavad-gita teaches a pantheistic view of God,” he said, his confidence and years of learning...Read more...
The many benefits of Saraswati Puja
By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 2.2 2018 Allowing the cosmic feminine principle to fully express itself through all forms of art, without fear or manipulation, is the essence of true culture. Saraswati Puja is one of the most important annual events of India or Bharatiya...Read more...
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