The Merits of Building a Temple

From the Agni-purana, Chapter 38, Texts 1-50. “Agni said: I will now describe the fruits of making temples for the residence of Vasudeva and other deities. He who attempts to erect temples for gods is freed from the sins of a thousand births. Those who think of building a temple in their minds are freed […]

Hinduism Predates Christianity: The Archeological Proof

By Stephen KnappThis Garuda column of Vasudeva (Vishnu), the god of gods, was erected here by Heliodorus, a worshiper of Vishnu, the son of Dion, and an inhabitant of Taxila, who came as Greek ambassador from the Great King Antialkidas to King Kasiputra Bhagabhadra, the Savior, then reigning prosperously in the fourteenth year of his […]

Jesus through Vaishnava Eyes

By Shaunaka Rishi Dasa Shaunaka Rishi Dasa is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.When I was 14 I began a personal and serious study of the New Testament. I wanted to understand what Christ had to say about things so I paid particular attention to the words of Jesus Himself. I can […]

Fixing The Earth Up – A Story

By Sahadeva dasaAs he fell, he noticed the moon in the sky. Standing up, he said, “It’s true that I strained and struggled, but thank God, I got the moon back in its place.” Similarly, our world leaders are trying to tug the Earth out of the well of despoilment. Our leaders were told that […]

Preaching to some Muslim youths

BY: BALDEV DAS (RNS)“I was doing book distribution in the trains on the day of Gita Jayanti and it incidentally happened to be the day of Bakri-id. So many Muslims were also traveling in the train on that day. After distributing books in that particular bogie I got down at Khandeshwar station to catch the […]

From Muddy Waters

By Bhutatma dasaRecently I watched the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by Ben Stein. If you haven’t seen it, Stein interviews prominent academics regarding their views on the debate over evolution. Recently I watched the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by Ben Stein. If you haven’t seen it, Stein interviews prominent academics regarding their views […]

Global Village Talk

By Nitaisundara dasaEverybody has found their way to the Internet; practically every belief, interest, desire, and product has some representation on the Web. It is therefore not surprising that Gaudiya Vaishnavas have also made their way into the online village. After all, with a spiritual aspiration culminating in a bucolic life, one would expect us […]

Modern Civilization – A Pig’s Fart?

BY: SAHADEVA DASAOn 26th November 2009, on the 1st anniversary of terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai when whole of India was put on alert, there was another kind of scare on the other side of the globe. A flatulent pig sparked a gas emergency in southern Australia Thursday when a farmer mistook […]

Mumbai 26/11: “Where Was God?”

By Vineet Chander for Om Sweet Om on 26 Nov 2009On 26/11 last year, India witnessed one of the biggest acts of urban terrorism unparalled in the annals of history. South Mumbai was successfully targetted by 10 odd terrorists and the siege continued for about 60 hours. On 26/11 last year, India witnessed one of […]

Krishna Conscious Response to Terrorism

By ISKCON Desire TreeWhenever we hear of a sensational act of terrorism somewhere in the world, especially when it involves the random killing and maiming of innocent people, we ask, “Why?” And when a particular terrorist group comes forward and claims credit for some atrocity, we ask the same question, this time more deeply — […]