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April 15: Hanuman Jayanti katha

April 8: Rama Navami katha

March 30: Devotees Discover Prabhupada’s Belongings at Delhi Residence

March 27: Women of bhakti (29 min documentary)

March 21: Karel Gott zpívá Hare Krišna na melodii z muzikálu Vlasy (Gottwaldov 1971)

March 12: Gaura Purnima katha files

March 12: Devotee stories - Do you know Gauranga Mahaprabhu?

March 6: Višvanátha Čakravartí Thákura - O světcích a kriticích

February 25: Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness

February 13: update Situation in Kali-yuga (Parasara-smriti)

February 13: BBT Reaches Half a Billion Books Distributed Since 1965

February 11: Džapa - odkazy

February 6: Nagas and serpents (abridged version)

February 6: Nágové a hadi (zkracena verze)

February 6: Náginí na Urale

February 4: update Sastras-studies3.htm

February 2: Šríla Prabhupáda a jeho knihy

January 26: update Duchove_FAQ.htm

January 26: update Ghosts_FAQ.htm

January 14: Brahma samhita (cz)

January 7: Gov SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity

January 7: Vládní SWAT týmy útočí na „zvrhlé jedince“, kteří si pěstují své vlastní jídlo a vyrábí elektřinu

December 29: McDonald's svým zaměstnancům: „Nejezte hamburgery a hranolky - riskujete tím své zdraví“

December 17: Kena Upanisad (cz)

December 17: Prasna Upanisad (cz)

December 10: Sri Yamuna-kavaca (cz, en)

December 3: Sri Vrindadevy-astakam (cz)

November 12: Tinnitus a subtilni dimenze

November 12: Vedabase 2013 update

October 19: Karttika mahatmya from HBV 16 (en)

October 19: update (en)

October 11: Ékádaší (cz), en - some updates and fixes

October 8: Sri Kavi Karnapura: Gaura gannodesa dipika (cz, en)

October 2: added Pisima Gosvamini (cz, en)

September 19: Visvarupa Mahotsava

August 25: update (cz, en)

August 22: update Ekajivavada

August 18: update Caitanya

August 18: update Caitanya in Vayu Purana

June 18: update Dreams

August 16: update Urdhvamnaya Tantra o Sri Gaurangovi a Sri Navadvipu cz

August 16: update Urdhvamnaya Tantra about Shri Gauranga and Shri Navadvipa en

August 11: update Varnasrama en

August 11: update Varnasrama cz

July 31: Bhakti čaru Svámí - Vaišnavská etiketa

July 27: Michael A. Cremo - Puránický čas a archeologické nálezy

July 14: Sadápúta dása - Vesmír z pohledu Véd

June 26: update Jagannatha

June 22: update Ekadasi

June 21: update Nrsimha

May 3: Hanuman stories (cz, en)

May 1: update Omens and Signs (Agni Purana)

Apr 24: Proč nejsem a nebudu na Facebooku (FAQ) (cz)

Apr 24: Petition against Monsanto

Apr 20: Vedabase about internet

Mar 25: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura: vyber z dila (cz)

Vedas and Vedic culture: what you won't learn at schools

In school we can learn many things but unfortunately not the important, existential ones. These are elaborated on in Vedas, a sort of manuals how to use this world and how to live in it. Obviously, they should be available to everyone.
"Veda" is Sanskrit for "knowledge". Sanskrit was the language of ancient Vedic civilization. Vedic culture, based on Vedic scriptures (sastras) called Vedas, flourished all over the ancient world with center in India, formerly known as Bharata-varsa. Vedas are the most ancient literary works on Earth, at the same time with the profoundest and widest scope. They cover all fields of knowledge, material and spiritual. The real treasures of the East weren't jewels, spices or exotic perfumes but the amazing treasure house of sacred and universal knowledge. This knowledge, increasingly validated by modern science, is gradually being embraced by leading corporations, professionals and leaders around the world. Our recent scientific and technological efforts can only to some extent approach the ancient Vedic material advancement while the Vedic spirituality is much more elevated than anything we can find in the West.
VEDA is one-of-its-kind resource related to the Vedas and Vedic culture. Although there are many different encyclopedias, until 2001 there has been no encyclopedia focused on Vedic culture available to the wide public (if we don't take into account several dictionaries and encyclopedias published in India and used mainly by scholars). This, together with recent increase of interest in Eastern philosophy, ancient civilizations, alternative paradigms and lack of comprehensive online resources, inspired creation of this site. Its four main sections, Bhakti-yoga, Connections, Vedic Encyclopedia and Vedic Library (see the upper left links), contain over 500 articles and downloadable files explaining the structure and contents of Vedic scriptures and all kinds of related information. There are also Links to many other related resources and books to buy through Amazon. The affiliate payments go to Sastra Dana USA.
Because Vedas are vast and variegated, VEDA specifically focuses on Gaudiya Vaishnava Vedanta, the cream of Vedic philosophy, expounded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, avatar of this Kali age, and brought to the West by its foremost recent exponent Sri Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. You can find more details about this site and its development in About VEDA.
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