By Sutapa Das for sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 22 Nov 2012
We may wonder why it isn’t blatantly obvious that God exists. How can so many people miss the most important concept? Why is there even a shadow of doubt? Surely such an astounding divine reality would shine out above and beyond anything else.
By Robert Charles Powell, MD, PhD for ISKCON News on 17 Nov 2012
The Final Journey … comes highly recommended to anyone who anticipates crossing paths with death. Sangita devi dasi (Susan Pattinson, RN, CHPN) delivers three intertwined books for the price of one – and in this second edition (2011) she delivers more of everything than in the first (2002).
By Contributor for Odyssey Networks on 17 Nov 2012
Bishop of Durham Justin Welby was appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury this week, charged with leading the 77-million member Anglican Communion. Welby will take over for Rowan Williams, who announced his retirement earlier this year after leading the church for more than a decade.
In the US elections on November 6th, former Honolulu City Councilwoman and Democratic State Representative Tulsi Gabbard became the first practicing Hindu to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Akhandadhi Das said that Hinduism's focus on the symbiotic relationship between mankind and the cow could be taken on by all people as a way of reducing carbon emissions caused by intensive beef farming. He was one of several religious representatives who attended the Faith in the Environment conference hosted by BBC Wales, UK, in November 2009.
By Purushottam Kumar for ISKCON News on 16 Nov 2012
One of the most important communication sutras which Anuttama Das ISKCON Director of Communications emphasized at the seminar was on understanding the “needs, interests and concerns” of the audience, which would differ as per time, place and circumstances.
By Kelly Hughes for Religion News Services on 16 Nov 2012
Santa Claus, the bearded fellow whose belly shakes like a bowlful of jelly, is an essential part of the Christmas tradition. But there’s much more to the “jolly old elf” who became an international symbol of holiday cheer according to the new book The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra.
By Dr. Sahadeva Dasa for We Feel Just Like You Do on 16 Nov 2012
Birds are one of the most abused species one on this planet. Billions of chicken, geese, pheasants, turkeys, ducks, emus, ostriches, pigeons, grouse, quails, doves, woodcocks, songbirds, and others are slaughtered every year to embellish our dinner plates.
By Chaitanya Charan Das for thespiritualscientist.com on 16 Nov 2012
Living by moral principles is like following traffic laws for smooth and safe travel. The purpose of travel, however, is not to follow the laws but to reach the destination. If a traveler feels that the traffic laws delay him or obstruct his reaching the destination, he may break them if he thinks he can get away with it.
By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 15 Nov 2012
On Wednesday November 14th, newly re-elected American President Barack Obama observed the auspicious holiday of Diwali, or festival of lights, in the East Room of the White House. Also, on November 13th, the White House hosted a Divali event where ISKCON representatives were also invited.
When it's not moonlighting as a jack-o-lantern or as a centerpiece for random fall decor, pumpkin is actually an undercover superfood - one that bestows seasonal nourishment and deep healing, from head to toe, on all who partake.