Feb 262017
The Vanaprastha-asrama and its practical application

A. Introduction 1. What is vanaprastha? The word vanaprastha is composed of the words vana, meaning “forest” and prastha, meaning “to go,” so a vanaprastha is “One has gone to the forest.” Vanaprastha is an asrama in the Vedic varnasrama system. An asrama can be both a physical and mental place and refers to “a […more]

 Posted by on 26 February 2017 at 02:06:37 AST
Feb 262017
The Science of Knowing God

From Back to Godhead By Navina Syama Dasa Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific? God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The Failed Hypothesis; The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Apparently, writing about God is the latest rage among scientists, both theistic […more]

 Posted by on 26 February 2017 at 01:08:29 AST
Feb 252017

“If I were to desist from lecturing about the Absolute Truth due to fear that some listeners may be displeased, I would be deviating from the path of Vedic truth and accepting the path of untruth. I would become one who is inimical to the Vedas, an atheist, and would no longer possess faith in […more]

 Posted by on 25 February 2017 at 23:49:31 AST
Feb 252017
The Great Apostle of love of God

By Daiva Simha Das From a multi-billionaire to pauper in the street, everyone is seeking the wealth of love. The gaudy gizmos, exotic holidays, luxury cars, sports bikes, late night dance parties, Valentine ‘s day, thousands of friend lists on Facebook, millions of followers on Twitter and 70 mm celluloid screens, may titillate or stimulate […more]

 Posted by on 25 February 2017 at 03:06:58 AST
Feb 242017
Our Remarkable Godbrother – An Appreciation of Gour Govinda Maharaja

By Patita Pavana das Adhikary It was thirty-five years ago, and today my memory is a bit vague, but I recall the incident went something like this. The Meeting Vrindavana, 1974-5: It might have been the always-blissful English brahmachary Gunarnava or maybe the philosophical Scottish devotee Smara Hari who approached me with the news. “Hey, […more]

 Posted by on 24 February 2017 at 04:17:53 AST
Feb 242017
Second Call for Homages for Srila Prabhupada’s 2017 Vyasa Puja Book

Dear follower of Srila Prabhupada, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! This is our second reminder to submit your homage to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa-puja book by April 15. In addition, if you’re a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about a Vyasa-puja book open […more]

 Posted by on 24 February 2017 at 03:14:43 AST
Feb 242017
Krishna Meditation

By Sivarama Swami It’s still early morning, the sun is starting to rise over the horizon, and it’s reddish—it reminds me of Srimati Radharani’s tilak upon Her beautiful broad forehead. And the glowing of the sun, the rays that it casts everywhere, paint the village nearby and the field in front of me a golden […more]

 Posted by on 24 February 2017 at 01:04:20 AST
Feb 232017
Marriage Matters – What Makes It Stronger

By Visakha Dasi (ACBSP) Gratitude The health of a marriage depends on the emotional health of the individuals in it. It is gratitude that keeps those individuals healthy and free from dullness and complacency. Couples dedicated to spiritual cultivation enter not only a marriage but an ashram, the grhastha-ashram. This ashram is founded on each […more]

 Posted by on 23 February 2017 at 03:14:35 AST
Feb 232017
Sri Radha – The Giver Of Never Enough

By Kesava Krsna Dasa Although Sri Sri Radha and Krishna separate and unite eternally in pastimes, Sri Radha, as the Shakti energy of Krishna, follows Krishna wherever He goes, like a shadow.  Her following of Krishna takes Her to the impersonal Brahman and Krishna’s Time aspect as well.  The Garga-samhita 16.23-27 gives a description of […more]

 Posted by on 23 February 2017 at 02:04:24 AST