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Indexes of main sections are in the left column.
_Major_ additions, updates, news and upcoming main holiday-related items from the last six months:

June 18: Worldview Questionnaire

June 17: update - Atheism (on the suffering of devotees)

June 10: Rupa Gosvami: Radha Krsna ganoddesa dipika (sa, en, cz)

June 2: How Onion and Garlic Ruined My Research (Goutam Paul)

May 16: An example of an unaware Vaisnava aparadha (Bhakti-ratnakara 5.3802-3837)

May 13: update - several new links

May 5: update - Nrsimha Caturdasi katha file (Nrsimha sahasranama)

May 2: Akshaya Tritiya katha file

April 29: Bhrgu's test (Padma Purana story)

April 29: update - Gaura Purnima (Gaura-kirtan lila from CBh)

April 29: A request to all devotees regarding the Jagannath temple case (to get entrance into the Sri Mandir for all devotees)

April 19: This country's most expensive film of all time costs $150 million (new Mahabharata movie to be released in 2020)

April 19: update - Parents (CBh 28 part; an exchange on dharma vs paradharma)

April 17: update - Avataras (quotes on Sri Krsna as the avatari)

April 17: update - Ramanujacarya's biography

April 14: update - Jiva (Parama samhita quotes on the cause of jiva's fall - the end of the controversy ;)

April 12: update - Devotee (Parama samhita quotes vs. mundane charity)

April 10: Parama samhita ch. 25 - tirtha yatra rules

April 1 (for Prague): Sri Ramanujacarya's 1000th avirbhava anniversary!

March 30: update - Rathayatra (quotes)

March 30: update - Duchove_FAQ

March 30: update - Ghosts_FAQ

March 25: update - Brahmana (quotes on ritual purity)

March 25: Stegosaurus Dinosaur Carved on Ancient Hindu Temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

March 21: update - Disciple's qualifications (quotes from Parama samhita)

March 14: Kalisantarana Upanisad (en, cz)

March 14: Taitiriya Upanisad (cz)

March 2: The Red Pill ( Men's Rights Documentary Banning/Censoring by Feminists

February 25: Donald Trump helped devotees with the New York Rathayatra 1976

February 25: update - Srimad-Bhagavatam (SB mahatmya from Skanda Purana, en, cz)

February 19: Basic Income for consideration in EU Parliament

February 3: update - Srimad-Bhagavatam (SB mahatmya Skanda Purana excerpts)

February 1: update - Astrotables (inauspicious time periods)

January 28: Satvata tantra Sanskrit English 2 versions

January 28: Vedabase 2017 update

January 21: update - Vaisnava aparadhas (Satvata tantra quotes)

January 21: update - Vaisnava (Satvata tantra quotes)

January 16: The Ideological Disease known as 'Cultural Marxism' Exposed

January 7: update - Siva (Saiva vs. Vaisnava sastras)

December 27: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada - Vaisistyastakam (cz)

ongoing updates: Zrudnosti v souboji paradigmat

Internal and external link check is done about once a month (current: June 4, 2017) by Xenu, the best link checker known to me. Please report defunct or redirected links.

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

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

- Hamlet (1.5.167-8)

If you want to "be someone", if you want to be viewed as doing something valuable for society, you must have an education. 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, how to live in it as well as how to transcend it. Obviously, they should be available to everyone.

"Veda" is Sanskrit word 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. See the section Connections for more.

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 this sacred and universal knowledge which is increasingly validated by modern science and embraced by leading corporations, professionals and leaders around the world. It also trickles down into the popular culture thru media of all kinds. At the same time, 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 found anywhere else. This is not an exaggeration but a plain fact.

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 a lack of comprehensive online resources, inspired the creation of this site.

Because Vedas are vast and variegated, VEDA specifically focuses on Gaudiya Vaishnava Vedanta, the cream of Vedic philosophy, expounded by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, avatar of this Kali-yuga, and brought to the West by its foremost recent exponent Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. You can find more details about this site and its development in About VEDA.

Its four main sections, Bhakti-yoga, Connections, Vedic Encyclopedia and Vedic Library, contain over 580 articles and freely downloadable files with all kinds of information related to Vedic philosophy and culture. There are also links to many other related resources and relevant books to buy through Amazon. The affiliate payments go to Sastra Dana USA, the program of subsidized distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books.

We'll be glad if you put a link on your personal site, blog or social profile and spread the word. With topically relevant sites we are ready to exchange links. Suggestions, corrections, donations, cooperation etc. are most welcome - please contact us.

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Euromed agenda (NWO)
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Your Digital Privacy and the US Gov's Watchlist
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The NSA video (and petition)
ECHELON Today: The Evolution of an NSA Black Program
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Bitmessage (P2P encrypted communications protocol)
Whisper Systems (anon communications)
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