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Terry Eagleton opens his defense of humankind’s God-search with “Religion has wrought untold misery in human affairs.” Anyone with religious affiliation might sigh and wonder what sort of ally has enlisted in the defense of the divine.
An inordinate emphasis on the guru’s divinity can in the least eclipse the sweetness of his humanity. At worst such an emphasis can turn into religious fanaticism. In my opinion, it is the humanity of Srila Prabhupada as portrayed by Srutakirti that makes his book most relishable.
Gauravani & As Kindred Spirits has managed to make a record that sounds like it’s straight from the 21st century while at the same time carrying the same original passion and devotion that the songs were originally written with.
In this review of an English translation and commentary of the Narada-bhakti-sutra, Brighupada assesses the success of the author in presenting a contemporary rendition and explores the difficulties inherent in modern commentary.
In The Death of Tuomas Makinen, Tuomas’s decision to join a Californian Hindu monastery is carefully depicted through the eyes of his parents, the heart of his ex-girlfriend, and finally, his own experiences.
Daniel Dennett’s fertile imagination is captivated by the very dangerous idea that the neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution should become the basis for what amounts to an established state religion of scientific materialism
We all know what happened with the armies of men fighting at Kuruksetra, but what was the fate of all the soldiers’ widows? Divakaruni tells the story.
Using brain imaging studies Andrew Newberg asserts that traditional spiritual practices such as prayer and breath control can alter the neural connections of the brain, leading to “long-lasting states of unity, peacefulness and love.”
Every recent generation has had its mystic guidebook. The next generation belongs to The Journey Home. Like its predecessors, it offers readers an intimate look into a true seeker’s life and the tradition he ultimately chose to follow.
Are we to simply roll over and accept Postmodernism’s endless doubts of anything connected with the grand narratives of previous societies? Does Gaudiya Vaisnavism have a place in the “perennial philosophy”?