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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What We Cannot Know
March 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
What We Cannot Know

Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?

Joy of Self: Revealed Sound
March 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Joy of Self: Revealed Sound

The Veda does not claim that by studying its words with our intellect we will know the truth. It is the self-established truth imploring us to take up the means of experiencing the truth ourselves.

Maya: The Paradoxical Potency of Bhagavan
March 16, 2017 – 12:33 am | 22 Comments
Maya: The Paradoxical Potency of Bhagavan

Why does Bhagavan allow Maya to create obstacles even for a jiva in whom the desire to surrender to Him has been born?

The Compassion of Sri Caitanya
March 12, 2017 – 12:33 am | 42 Comments
The Compassion of Sri Caitanya

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has shown by his own example how compassionate love for all animation arising in the context of the culture of uttama-bhakti precedes the attainment of bhakti-rasa.