UPDATED — Jan 28 2015 11:59 pm PST
His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

HareKrsna.com
Site Map

HOT LINKS
Vegetarian Islam
Book Changes
10,000 Websites
Transcendental TV
Spiritual Names


"My long desired scheme of a Krsna Conscious daily newspaper is being implemented. Please do this work very nicely. It will be a very great step in the history of ISKCON movement."
~ Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Satsvarupa 1971


"Here in this world there are thousands of newspapers and magazines reporting the stale, repetitious happenings of this limited space. So for reporting the news of the unlimited spiritual realm, concerning the eternal, ever-fresh Supreme Personality of Godhead, we could publish a newspaper at every second, what to speak of daily."
~ Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura



"According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in such a straight and forward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth."
~ Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Ch 10:4

Lord Rama's Coronation

Year 2015 Resolutions for Bhaktivedanta Manor

BY: U.K. DEVOTEES

Jan 28, UK (SUN) — The Bhaktivedanta Manor authorities have decided that this year they would not keep Krishna awake till after midnight for New Year Eve. ...Alleluiah... Well done! Could it be they have finally understood that this was a whimsical procedure in no way sanctioned by Srila Prabhupada? Could this be the first step, however small, in starting to change back to the standards that Srila Prabhupada wanted? Let's hope so. But so far no apologies have been made to the devotees, to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Krishna for such previous serious mistakes. In any case this could be a major stepping stone in the process. Unfortunately, unless the Manor authorities are deeply sincere in their hearts, repentant and ready to sacrifice their own personal interests, this first step in the right direction will remain a small isolated unproductive effort, a facade of the real change that is needed, as has happened in the past.

FULL STORY

Who is Guru

BY: SIMON STERN

Jan 28, UK (SUN) — Premanjana dasa recently presented his cherry picked messages from Srila Prabhupada's teaching viz Gurus in ISKCON, entitled "Disciples of My Disciples".

If he had simply presented Srila Prabhupada's words without his own interjections how could anyone object? Point #26 castigates those of us who don't rejoice in the extension of parampara through GBC authorised (uttama-adhikari?) Gurus. Apparently Srila Prabhupada is minimised if we doubt a saffron clad, tilak stamped, tulasi collared servant of Kali.

FULL STORY

The Siddhanta of
Krishna dasa

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) [UPDATED] The YouTube video originally linked by this article has now been removed from the Bhakti Breakfast Club channel by its host, Daniel Tucker. The video, just :46 seconds in length, features Krishna dasa, sitting at the microphone. A text version of the video follows:

Krishna dasa: "I once said to my Indian father, Mr. Tewari, I said, "Who is greater, Shiva or Vishnu?" You know, I thought it was a reasonable question (laughter) in some spheres. He looked at me like I was crazy. He said "My boy," he said, "you can't, how can you compare infinites?" Right. (laughter) It don't work. There're all the same. You know. Sometimes you like pasta with tomato sauce, sometimes with pesto. Same shit. (big laughs) No matter. Not at all."

FULL STORY

The Disappearance of Sri Ramanujacarya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — A description of Ramanujacarys's samadhi murti, and some of his life pastimes. Sri Ramanuja's Disappearance day is observed on January 29th.

"Sri Ramanuja Acarya appeared around 1017 A.D in a pious brahmana family. He became the formost Acarya in the Sri Sampradaya and was reputed to be the incarnation of Laksmana, the younger brother of Lord Ramacandra. He was a boy of extraordinary intelligence and placed himself under the charge of Yadavacarya, a renown Sankarite scholar. His guru was struck with his marvelous intellect and became very uncomfortable on account of his firm faith in Bhakti.

FULL STORY

Bhaimi Ekadasi

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — Bhaimi Ekadasi, from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana, observed on January 30th (Los Angeles and Mayapur).

NOTE: The half day fast (vrata) for the Appearance of Lord Varahadev is also observed on this Ekadasi day, and the utsav (festival celebration - pujas and feasting, etc.) is observed on the Dvaadasi, which is when He appeared.

Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Lord of the lords, Sri Krishna, all glories unto You! Oh Master of the universe, You alone are the source of the four types of living entities - those born from eggs, those born from perspiration, those born from seeds and those born from embryos. You alone are the root cause of all, Oh Lord, and therefore You are the creator, maintainer and destroyer.

FULL STORY

Sri Manah-siksa: Instructions to the Mind

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — By Srila Raghunath das Goswami, translated by Sriman Kushakratha dasa.

O mind, I grasp your feet and beg you with sweet words: Please cast away all hypocrisy and develop intense, unprecedented love for my spiritual master, Vrajabhumi, the people of Vraja, the Vaishnavas, the brahmanas, the Gayatri mantra, the holy name, and the transcendental shelter that is the fresh young couple of Vraja, Radha and Krishna.

FULL STORY

ISKCON Adelaide's 2nd Ratha Yatra

BY: JAYA SADA GOSAI DASA

Jan 28, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA (SUN) — For only the second time in History, the people of Adelaide were treated to the spiritual delight that is Jagannath Ratha Yatra. The festival was staged as part of the annual Australia Day celebrations in the CBD. Nominally, the Ratha was a float in a long parade. But, in truth, the Lord of the Universe had simply found another way to distribute His incomparable mercy.

FULL STORY

The Disappearance
of Bhismadeva

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 26, CANADA (SUN) — Bhismastami, observed on January 27th, from Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter Nine with select Purports by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

The Passing Away of Bhismadeva in the Presence of Lord Krsna

TEXT 1
Suta Gosvami said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, Maharaja Yudhisthira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhismadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.

PURPORT
In this Ninth Chapter, as it is willed by Lord Sri Krsna, Bhismadeva will impart instructions to King Yudhisthira on the subject of occupational duties. Bhismadeva will also offer his last prayer to the Lord on the verge of passing away from this mortal world and thus become liberated from the bondage of further material engagements. Bhismadeva was endowed with the power of leaving his material body at will, and his lying down on the bed of arrows was his own choice. This passing away of the great warrior attracted the attention of all the contemporary elites, and all of them assembled there to show their feelings of love, respect and affection for the great soul.

FULL STORY

My Guru Maharaja
is With Me

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jan 26, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada: So he wanted this, and he is not... It is not that he is dead and gone. That is not spiritual understanding. Even ordinary living being, he does not die. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire [Bg. 2.20]. And what to speak of such exalted, authorized personality like Bhaktisiddhanta. He is seeing. I never feel that I am alone.

Of course, when I came to your country without any friend, without any means... Practically, just like a vagabond I came. But I had full faith that "My Guru Maharaja is with me." I never lost this faith, and that is fact.

FULL STORY

A Missed Opportunity

BY: BHAKTA CHRIS

Jan 26, UK (SUN) — Recently there were two articles in the Sun responding to Item #26, Uttama - adhikaris in ISKCON, one by Krishna dasa and the other from Mahavidya dasa.

On Monday Jan 19th 2015 H.H. Kadamba Kanana Swami gave the Bhagavatam Class at Bhaktivedanta Manor. The Swami focused his class on being generous, however the Swami did not once in his class refer to the allegations that many Swamis & leaders in ISKCON (allegedly & in some cases there is proof ) retain personal bank accounts with undisclosed funds, and also have substantial real estate in their names.

FULL STORY

Are There Uttama-adhikaris in ISKCON?

BY: KRISHNA DASA

Jan 24, EUROPE (SUN) — The doubt about item 26, raised by Mahavidya Prabhu is worth exploring further. According to the GBC-approved book, Siksa Outside of ISKCON?, there must be highly qualified devotees in ISKCON:

"Is it rational to argue that Sr¦la Prabhupada was empowered to spread Krsna consciousness all over the world but incapable of producing even one qualified disciple to carry on his legacy? Hardly! Though the indictment is directed at Prabhupada's disciples, it discredits Srila Prabhupada as well! "

FULL STORY

Urmila's Agenda?

BY: MARCIA EMERSON

Jan 24, EUROPE (SUN) — Next for the freedom of women!

Just yesterday I saw the captioned pictures of Urmila dasi, sitting on the actual meeting table, microphone in hand, lecturing the 'male' devotees. Once the shock of such an uncultured scene had settled, I focused on the 'male' devotees in the photo. They look downcast, uncomfortable, and overpowered.

Urmila's sari evidences feminist calculation. It is white (I'm a renounced widow) with orange saffron trim (I'm a sannyasini). Could this indicate the future plan, eventually less white and more saffron, until women are taking and awarding sannyasa to men and women? Will Urmila be the first female to put on a brahmin thread? Will Urmila be the first to take sannyasa from a picture of Srila Prabhupada? And then carry a sannyasa danda?

FULL STORY

How Hinduism Took Down ISKCON in the U.S. Heartland

BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP)

Jan 24, MOSCOW, RUSSIA) (SUN) — Why Hindus won't or can't preach to locals and make devotees in the West.

Whatever happened to Srila Prabhupada's WAR AGAINST MAYA in the West?

"Acaryas, they declare war against Maya's activities"
(HDG Srila Prabhupada Lecture on Cc Adi Lila 1.3 - Mayapur, April 6th, 1975)

By preaching we ISKCON devotee are Hindus, devotees do a great disservice to the preaching mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and misrepresent Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON. We then make people think along mundane sectarian lines, as is the case of all mundane religions.

FULL STORY

The First Time

BY: RAGHU MISHRA DASA

Jan 24, CANADA (SUN) —

listen
listen
listen
yes this is
in
no way going to be the
last
time
now
where
were
we oh my yes now
i
remember


FULL STORY

Jan 24, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

FULL STORY

Shankha-kshetra: The
Sixth and Seventh Folds

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — A seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham.

In describing Jagannath Puri Dham as the sacred shankha-kshetra, let us briefly describe the final two folds, which will be explored in more detail in segments to come. The fourth and fifth folds represent the upper rounded body of the conch, and likewise, the sixth fold is comprised of the remaining central body of the conch.

FULL STORY

The Disappearance of Sri Madhvacarya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya is observed on January 28th.

Madhvacarya was born around 1238 A.D. eight miles south-east of the modern town of Udipi, in the Karnataka State. He is reputed to be the incarnation of Bhima, taking birth in Kali-yuga to destroy the daityas. Others refer to him as Vayu himself and it was his life's mission to defeat the followers of Sankaracarya.

FULL STORY

Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jan 28, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"So when Krishna consciousness will be perfect, you'll be transferred from this planet, or from this material world, to the spiritual world, and you'll talk with Krishna just as you are talking with me."

(Lecture, March 26, 1969, San Francisco)

FULL STORY

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

2. Padma Puráńa. "That which contains an account of the period when the world was a golden lotus (padma), and of all the occurrences of that time, is therefore called the Pádma by the wise: it contains fifty-five thousand stanzas 37."

FULL STORY

Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jan 28,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

January 28, 1974, Hawaii
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.35
"This initiation arrangement means sowing the seed of devotional service. Now, if you get, if you think that after getting initiation, "I have become perfect. Now again, whatever nonsense I was doing, I shall go on doing it," then it will be useless."

January 28, 1975, Tokyo
Bhagavad-gita 16.8
"But from the sastra we know in the moon planet... That is one of the heavenly planets, and there are living entities. They are living for ten thousand years, and it is very cold there. Therefore they drink soma-rasa."


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

Shankha-kshetra: The
Fourth and Fifth Folds

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 26, CANADA (SUN) — A seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham.

Over the course of this series, we have been describing Jagannath Puri as Shankha-kshetra, a conch-shape which contains the Holy Dham and which is comprised of seven concentric folds. The innermost fold is the abode of the Jagannath Deities. The second fold surrounds them with a hexagonal shape that is home to four Devis, two tirthas, two sthala vrikshas and two tanks. The third fold is entered via the Singhadwara, or Lion's Gate, and located within it are the Baisipahach and Kurma Vedha.

FULL STORY

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 26, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

The Vishnu Purana is described as being one of the canonical Puranas, a branch of post-Vedic sacred literature recorded during the 1st millennium of the current age. The narrative spans from the creation of the current universe to its annihilation, describing periods stretching up to a hundred trillion (1014) years.

FULL STORY

Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA
ter>

Jan 26, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"The Indians are not cow worshippers as others wrongly interpret it, but the Indians are gratitiudeful to the species of cow for supplying milk to the human babies and the sentiment is so fine that simply for supplying milk the cow is accepted as one of the seven mothers."

(Letter to Harbanslal, 2 August 1958)

FULL STORY

Shankha-kshetra:
The Third Fold

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 24, CANADA (SUN) — A seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham.

In describing Jagannath Puri Dham as Shankha-kshetra, a conch-like area comprised of 115 transcendental tirthas, teerthams and shrines, we have begun to describe the seven concentric folds within which all these holy spots are contained. The first, innermost fold is home to the Jagannath Deities Themselves, in the sanctum of Their 12th century shrine. The second fold, a hexagonal shape adjacent to the inner fold, is home to four Devis and contains two tirthas, two sacred trees, and two tanks.

FULL STORY

Krishna Comes Himself
in the Form of Guru

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jan 24, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Morning Walk with Srila Prabhupada – December 15, 1973, Los Angeles, USA (excerpt).

Guru Knows Everything Perfectly

Candanacarya: ...there must have been very many gurus. Were there many gurus then?

Srila Prabhupada: When? Guru or... First of all, try to understand: what is the meaning of guru? Guru means heavy. So one who knows more than you, or one who knows perfectly, that, he is guru. So if you know anything perfectly, then you are guru. But if you do not know anything perfectly, then you are not a guru. You are rascal.So, guru means one who knows perfectly. So if you find out somebody, that he knows everything perfectly, then he is guru.

FULL STORY

Parishads: Srimad Advaita Acharya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 24, CANADA (SUN) — The Appearance Day of Srimad Advaita Acharya is observed on January 26th.

vraje avesha-rupatvad vyuho yo'pi sadashivah | sa evadvaita-gosvami caitanyabhinna-vigrahah

Sadashiva, an expansion of the supreme lord in Vraja, is here known as Advaita Acharya. He is non-different from Chaitanya. (Gaura-ganoddesha- dipika 76)

FULL STORY

The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 516

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 24, CANADA (SUN) — The last in a serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

INDEX OF PRINCIPAL NAMES

Our presentation of Ramayana concludes with the following, a list of all the principal names featured in the great epic:

Abhijit
Abhikála
Abhíra
Abravanti
Aditi
Ádityas
Agastya

FULL STORY

Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jan 24, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"I may tell you that those who have taken this society, Krishna consciousness, very seriously, they are not ordinary persons. They must have had such culture in their previous life. Now they are again trying to revive that thing."

(Lecture, September 18, 1966, New York)

FULL STORY

Vrinda Kunda
Festival Schedule

BY: DEENA BANDHU DAS (ACBSP)

Jan 24, VRINDAVAN DHAM (SUN) — 31st January, Varaha Dvadasi will mark 12 years since the opening of our Vrinda Kunda Temple! To celebrate, we will do special parikramas to the Holy Places of Braja. The program will culminate with our famous Kalash Yatra, an ecstatic Sankirtan procession with the ladies carrying water pots with coconuts on their heads on 8 Feb. Programs will be going on from 31 jan-15 Feb.

FULL STORY

Shankha-kshetra
Disappearance of Ramanuja
Sri Manah-siksa
Bhaimi Ekadasi
Who Is Guru
2015 Resolutions for Manor
Disappearance of Madhva
Vishnu Purana
Siddhanta of Krishna dasa
Adelaide's 2nd Ratha
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Shankha-kshetra
Guru Maharaja is With Me
A Missed Opportunity
Disappearance of Bhismadeva
Vishnu Purana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Shankha-kshetra
Parishads
The First Time
Krishna Comes Himself
Hinduism Took Down ISKCON
Gauranga or Salvation
Urmila’s Agenda?
Uttama-adhikaris in ISKCON?
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Vrinda Kunda Festival
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Saturday Laffs
Shankha-kshetra
Parishads
Always Serving Krishna
Worship of Jagannatha
Disciples of My Disciples?
Siddhanta of Krishna dasa
Misconceptions and Danger
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Shankha-kshetra
Service to Srila Gurudeva
Dear Gurudeva, Pt. 10
Three Women Respond
Disciples of My Disciples
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

Loading


Vanipedia Thematic Categories Pages with Audio Quotes 1974 Audio 1975 Audio 1976 Audio 1977 Audio Audio to Text Fidelity Project Fidelity Project April 19th 2014 Sun Article Fidelity Project Get Involved Subtitle Project Pages of YouTube Videos Languages and Translators YouTube playlists Subtitle Project May 14th 2013 Sun Article Subtitle Project Get Involved Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Life A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada What's in Vanipedia now

Vanipedia

| The Sun | News | Editorials | Features | Sun Blogs | Classifieds | Events | Recipes | PodCasts |

| About | Submit an Article | Contact Us | HareKrsna.com |

Copyright 2005, 2015. Sampradaya Sun, HareKrsna.com.

See Disclaimer and Copyright Compliance Statement