Articles in reviews
The book is a must for artists and lovers of art, and for all who want to fully appreciate the visual beauty of Krishna Consciousness. It evinces a beautiful foray into an aspect of the Krishna movement that is rarely explored—its art.
At the heart of this book is the methodology of Swami Tripurari’s constructive theologizing, which follows a hermeneutical trend set by Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda, a predecessor theologian of the Vaisnava tradition.
By the story’s dramatic conclusion, readers have met a true holy being, and many may come to agree with Greene that the title’s “strange land” is the world we all inhabit, and that the Swami has come to free us all from our illusions.
Are our egos “threatened by the thought that other animals think and feel? Is it because acknowledging the mind of another makes it harder to abuse them?”
Science does not—it isn’t designed to—recommend approaches to what Emerson calls “the conduct of life.”
Harris takes the fashionable route of mixing the rigidly precise, if thematically narrow, empirical neuroscience with the wishy-washy warbling of new age spiritualism. Much like his ignorance of Plato on the topic of the soul, Harris seems unaware of almost the entirety of the Western philosophical tradition. Either this or he silently rejects it.
A review of “Pluralism and the Mind” by Matthew Colborn, wherein a critique of current neuroscience and philosophy of the mind provides an admirably clear overview of the existing approaches and some alternative definitions of consciousness.
“As a book to acquaint and inspire those who have yet to embark on the path of raganuga-bhakti, for the most part succeeds, but caveat emptor applies…”
The World Before Her reveals two polarities of a cultural conflict driven not so much by Prachi and Ruhi, but by an older generation of Indians represented by a narrow-minded father and a rather villainous diction coach. They cannot conceive of a cultural synthesis that might retain essential spiritual principles while adopting aspects of western liberality.
This book offers an important viewpoint into current discussions within the movement. In this sense, it can function as a sourcebook to what is going on within Iskcon in the 2010s.
“Is it real?” This short interrogative phrase looms large in J. Dana Trent’s first literary outing, Saffron Cross.