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
 

We have become first class imitator “We have become first class imitator,” Prabhupada told the devotees during a Bhagavatam class in Vrndavana in 1976. Then he told a story. It was 1914. World War I was in progress and the high court judges in Calcutta were on their tiffin hour. “Mr. Mukerjee,” an English judge, […more]

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
 

Noel, the taxi driver, had stopped visiting the temple on the plea of philosophical doubts, but Janne, the movie actress, was coming around more often. Janne enjoyed the chanting, and especially relished the prasadam — hot milk flavoured with nutmeg and bananas, and the slices of orange and figs, served after the mid-week classes. She […more]

Feb 242017
 

  In Yama’s court, Yamaraja roars loudly to the sinners, like clouds at the dissolution of the universe, threatening them with his black staff or club. He has 32 arms, his girth is 3 yojanas or 24 miles is size and he has curved fangs. His two scribes are Citra, who writes down the virtuous, […more]

Feb 242017
 
The Root of Anger

From Back to Godhead By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi A therapist draws on Lord Krsna’s teachings to help a child control his rage. THE HOSPITAL ROOM SMELLS strongly of antiseptic as I walk in. Chris sits on his bed, immersed in rapidly pushing buttons with his thumbs. “Nintendo?” I ask nonchalantly, breaking his concentration. “Play […more]