Nitya-Dharma & Idolatry

Even if a person such as Satan exists, he is no more than a special jiva (living entity) under the control of God, and has no power to do anything that is opposed to God’s will. However, in my opinion, it is not possible for such a monstrous living entity to exist. No activity can take place that is contrary to the will of Isvara, nor is any living entity independent of the Lord.

Die Lehren der Vedas

Wir können daher nicht erwarten, Wissen oder Veda mit unseren unvollkommenen Sinnen zu erwerben. Auch können wir mit all diesen Unzulänglichkeiten des bedingten Lebens niemandem vollkommenes Wissen vermitteln. Noch sind wir selber vollkommen. Aus diesem Grund nehmen wir die Vedas so an wie sie sind.

Makhara-Sankranti

Yesterday was Makhara-sankranti, the descending of the Ganges River. All Indians, even those living very far away from Ganges, will somehow go there to take bath. When I was a little baby in India, I used to take bath with my father on this very day. I remember that although it was very cold, still I would jump in. On this day all the bathing ghats are full with hundreds of thousands of people.

Adityadeva der Sonnengott

Auf dem Manasottara-Berg wohnen vier Halbgötter. Im Osten des Sumeru- Berges liegt Devadhani, wo König Indra lebt, und im Süden des Sumeru liegt Samyamani, das Reich Yamarajas, des Herrn des Todes. In ähnlicher Weise liegt im Westen des Sumeru Nimlocani, das Reich Varunas, des Halbgottes, der das Wasser beherrscht, und im Norden des Sumeru liegt Vibhavari, wo der Halbgott des Mondes lebt.

With love of life

Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to the attainment of heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun the use of meat. Having well considered the disgusting origin of flesh and the cruelty of fettering and slaying corporeal beings, let him entirely abstain from eating flesh.”(Manu-samhita 5.48-49)