Philosophical Articles

The Standard of Living in Gaudiya Math

To ensure that there is no place for laziness, bad conduct, trivial thought, gossip, or vulgar desire in the math, you have to go from door to door, where your hari-kirtana will be tested by the public.

Transplants and Transfusions

Transcendental knowledge cannot cure disease because it does not have the power to stop karma that is already manifesting (prarabdha-karma). Scripture says that only bhakti has this power.

Where Real Life Begins

In order to live a carefree life, we must cross over the influence of time. The Gita tells us that this can only be done by surrendering to the reality of our utter helplessness in the face of material nature.

Ritvik Guru Not In Line With Our Acaryas

Thakura Bhaktivinoda is acknowledged by all his sincere followers as possessing the powers of the pure devotee of Godhead. His words have to be received from the lips of a pure devotee.

The True History and Religion of India

The religion of Bharatvarsh is the direct descension of the Grace of God which is manifested in the form of our Divine scriptures. They reveal the total philosophy of each and every aspect of God and the creation of this universe.

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.

Diving for Treasure

Most readers are probably aware that a couple of editions of Siksastakam have been published in recent years. Swami Tripurari’s Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya starts with those commentaries, and goes further.

Veda Slovena

Bulgarian folk songs from pre-historical and pre-christian time, discovered in Thrace and Macedonia and published by Stefan I. Verkovich in 1874. The author has been collecting these songs for more than 10 years.

Who Ruled India

“Who Ruled India?” is an interesting question. The history of rule in India goes back to great antiquity, back and back to the days of the Mahabharata (emperors such as Yudhisthira and Pariksit Maharaja) and...

Max Mxfcller (1823-1900)

A general concept which people hold for Max Müller is that he wrote about the Vedas, and because the Vedas and Upnishads are the prime Bhartiya scriptures, many of the Hindu scholars give him credit for his work.