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Topic: Religion, see also Dharma, Sanatana dharma

Reading Complexity: Easy
I was surprised when Mr. Gupta told me that although he’d read some of Prabhupada’s writings, he still wasn’t sure what the goal of life was. After we’d talked a little, though, I understood that Mr. Gupta’s confusion wasn’t quite what I’d thought at first. His doubt went something like this: “I think I live a religious life. I work to support my family, and every day I take time to chant mantras...
Reading Complexity: Easy
From its founding in 1966 the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has been invigorated by the participation of the Indian community, both in India and the West, and by the endorsements of Hindu organizations around the world. Many of ISKCON’s Indian members, some of whom have leading roles in the Krishna consciousness movement, have worshiped Lord Krishna from their childhood and have...
Reading Complexity: Medium
Imagine you are at the ancient forest known as Naimisharanya, hearing directly from the learned Suta Gosvami. He has just finished describing the instructions given by the sage Narada to Vyasadeva, the author of the great book of wisdom Srimad-Bhagavatam. Suta says that Narada is “bhagavan,” then tells us that after Narada took leave from Vyasadeva, Narada “left to wander at his free will.” Just...
Reading Complexity: Hard
All human knowledge, be it “religious” or “scientific,” must ascend toward the Absolute Truth. The following is Part II of a paper presented at the World Congress for the Synthesis of Science and Religion, held January 9-12, 1986, in Bombay. The paper was originally entitled ‘The Contribution of Bhagavata-dharma Toward a ‘Scientific Religion’ and a ‘Religious Science.’ ” INTRODUCTORY NOTE: This...