Are Trees Sentient Beings?
August 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment

This one beech tree was cut 400-500 years ago by a charcoal maker, but the stump is still alive. The only explanation is that it has been supported by neighboring trees for more than four centuries.

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The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan
April 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan

Hinduism and Buddhism have many common features, especially in the practical basics of the inner-directed life of self-abnegation and meditation, spiritual discourse and promotion of the spiritual virtues.

Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva
April 3, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva

Anupama, Murari Gupta, and the various Rama bhaktas of South India all appeared in Mahaprabhu’s lila, and we should appreciate the real devotion of any bhakta who fans the flame of spiritual partiality in their hearts.

Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya
March 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

In Ramanuja’s view, a special relationship exists between Brahman, the jivas, and the world. He calls this relationship aprthak-siddhi, or inseparability. With this term Ramanuja seeks to logically explain the identity and difference of Brahman.

The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities
March 27, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities

The Uttarakhand high court on Monday declared the Ganga and Yamuna living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person, a move that could help in efforts to clean the pollution-choked rivers.