Philosophical Articles

Timingila – Myth or Fact?

References to the Timingila fish of antiquity are to be found in numerous places. In Srimad Bhagavatam, Markandeya Rsi encounters the Timingila in his fantastic experience in the waters of devastation...

Slavery to Banks: A Vedic Prophecy

As related in the Bhagavata Purana, at the start of Kali-yuga, King Pariksit declared that the seeds of evil will manifest in four things: intoxication, gambling, illicit sex, and the killing of innocent creatures.

Meditation Techniques and the Holy Name

It is often said that we are doing mantra meditation, so I was wondering if our acaryas or the sastra have recommended any particular techniques that we can use while doing mantra meditation?

Holiest Month – Purushottama

According to our almanac every three years, one month is added. This is done to harmonize the lunar month (Chandra-maas) with the solar month (Soar Maas). The inserted month is known as 'Purusottama'.

Sri Siksastakam

All glories to Sri Krishna sankirtan! It cleanses the mirror of the mind; it extinguishes the blazing conflagration of material life; it spreads the moon rays that make the white lotus of auspiciousness bloom.

Final Instructions

I have disturbed many people because I felt myself obliged to speak the unadulterated truth. I have told everyone to worship Hari without hypocrisy and because of this some people perhaps considered me to be their enemy.

Narasingha Pranati

We find the worship of Narasingha in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's adi and madhya lilas, but it is for the most part absent in his antya-lila. His antya-lila is filled with exclusive worship of Govinda in the bhava of Radha.

The Rtvik Conception of Guru Parampara

Srila Prabhupada did not evolve or create an entirely new system of initiation. He simply adjusted some of the details of Gaudiya Vaisnava initiation in consideration of unprecedented circumstances.

Codeword for Sahajiyas

Both love in union and love in separation are most venerable.To intelligently discuss all this in context, one must be well studied. Most importantly, one must be highly realized to understand this topic in any real depth.

Six Symptoms of Saranagati

The moment we submit ourselves unconditionally to Sri Krishna, all our ills and sufferings will vanish. A surrendered soul is happy in whatever circumstance he is being put by the will of his Guru.