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Latest _major_ additions, updates, links, news:
March 1: update Gaura Purnima katha file (two Cbh sections in cz)
February 26: update Radhastami katha file (Uddhava's stotra)
February 24: Sri Narottama dasa
Thakura: Prema-bhakti-candrika (cz, en, ScaGoudy fonts)
February 12: update Preaching (quote)
February 9: Iceland Decided To Do This With The Last McDonald's Meal EVER Sold!
February 3: USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics
January 15: update SB phala-srutis
January 8: US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Visits Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir in New Delhi
January 6: Pringles Potato Chips contain Cancer causing Chemical - Facts Analysis
December 18: Vedic aspects of Christmas, Santa Claus and Vedic Connection
December 13: Rep. Justin Amash Rips Expanded NSA Spying OK'd by Congress
December 7: Winners of ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards in 2014
December 2: Drogy a vedomi Krisny
November 31: I Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is Like
November 24: update Duchove_FAQ.htm
November 24: update Ghosts_FAQ.htm
November 17: update Questions about brainwashing and paradigm shift (quote)
November 6: Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)
November 4: Test ovcanstvi - souhrn
October 21: Indradyumna Swami - Krisna Traveling Monk (how he became a devotee)
October 16: Pan Siva zachranil manzela Lady Martinove v Afghanistanu
October 9: update Mesic (citaty en)
October 9: Stastne kravy - cz titulky (Happy Cows - Kuhrettung Rhein Berg)
October 7: update Grhastha (Brahmavaivarta Purana 4.17.68-107)
October 7: update Purpose and Origin of the Vedas ('srutis mentioning smritis' list)
September 25: Long Lost movie site
September 16: update Demigods
August 28: Katha Upanisad (cz)
August 14: Czech Padayatra 2014
August 2: Goraksja a vegetarianstvi
July 29: Duchové versus Hare Krišna!
July 15: update Hanuman
July 6: Nestlé: Stop trying to patent the fennel flower.
July 5: Prabhupada verses - sources found by Hari Parshad P. (pdf)
June 28: update Rathayatra
June 26: Hindu Economics and Charity
June 19: update Grhastha (Brahmavaivarta Purana 4.18.102-119)
June 15: Srila Prabhupada Official Site
May 30: Water Cannons Turned On Peaceful TTIP Protestors In Brussels As Public Barred From Negotiations
May 24: 3-Year-Old Remembers Past Life, Identifies Murderer and Location of Body
May 20: The Empowered Leaders of the United Kingdom: Please donate five acres of land in Regent’s Park in Central London in order to build a Temple for Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara
May 15: Vedabase 2014 update
May 13: Nrsimha Caturdasi katha
May 2: The Great Gama (the best wrestler of his time living on milk, almonds and fruit juice)
April 25: Pandu das: Blazni se zenou... (zjeveni Krisny)
April 25: update Situation in Kali-yuga (SB mahatmya of Padma Purana)
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 zpiva Hare Krisna na melodii z muzikalu Vlasy (Gottwaldov 1971)
March 12: Gaura Purnima katha files
March 12: Devotee stories - Do you know Gauranga Mahaprabhu?
March 6: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura - O svetcich a kriticich
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
We'll be glad if you put a link on your personal site and spread the word.
With topically relevant sites we are ready to exchange links. Suggestions, corrections,
donations, etc. welcome. Please contact us.
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