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December 1: Covering the head has nothing to do with Muslims

November 24: Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja biography

November 24: update - Duchove_FAQ.htm

November 24: update - Ghosts_FAQ.htm

November 24: updates - Articles by Ravindra Svarupa dasa

November 20: BBT Devotee Vision Inventory (2005) (my replies in 2005 and 2015)

November 20: Glories of Ekacakra dham (en, cz)

November 14: SP quotes on editing and translating his books

November 14: update - Govardhana katha file (Gautamiya tantra quote - en, cz)

November 8: Rusky profesor zrejme nezavisle dospel k zakladum ajurvedy

November 8: Purusottama Kshetra Mahatmya (en, cz)

November 3: update - Radhastami katha file (several)

October 27: Rasa Yatra: A Pilgrimage into the heart of India (Indian Art Series) by Param P. Tomanec

October 27: update - Who is a Vaisnava? (HBV quote)

October 20: Bhakti Niskama Santa - Life and consciousness – The Vedantic view (.pdf, Communicative & Integrative Biology Volume 8, Issue 5, 2015)

October 18: Raghunatha dasa Gosvami: Sva niyama dasaka (Stavavali) (cz)

October 8: Indradyumna Swami, Sri Prahlada dasa - Harinama Manual

October 1: Indradyumna Swami - A-Z of Preaching

September 25: Petice za referendum o vystoupení z Evropské unie

September 21: update - Radhastami katha file (Radha-krpa-kataksa-stava-raja sa, en)

September 8: update - Opponents/Muslims (text and links)

September 6: update - SB phala-srutis (SB text with blue-colored phala sruti sections, index in .xls file)

August 28: Kdo je Buddha?

August 23: Who knows the way to happiness - Positive Psychology or Bhakti Yoga (a guest article)

August 22: Links - Health (categorized)

August 8: update - Duchove_FAQ.htm (postupy proti magii)

August 8: update - Ghosts_FAQ.htm (methods against magic)

August 8: update - Jiva (Lankavatara-sutra quote)

July 21: Muslim farmer builds Krishna temple

July 21: update - Saktis (lion family analogy)

July 17: update - Duchove_FAQ.htm

July 14: update - SB phala-srutis (text relations)

July 7: My experiences with SBh recitation and Uddhava's Radha stotra

July 5: update - Ekadasi (Garuda Purana quotes)

July 5: update - Ekadasi (citace z Garuda Purany )

June 28: Durvasa's prayer for protection (BvP 4.25) HK

June 28: Durvasa's prayer for protection (BvP 4.25) ScaGoudy

June 28: update - Antiquity of Srimad Bhagavatam (typos fixed)

June 28: update - Opponents (link to a mock debate between 'ateist' Bhuta-bhavana P. and Sivarama Swami)

June 20: Aitareja Upanisad (cz)

June 20: update - Vaisnavism (Skanda P.)

June 15: update - KrsnaJanmastami (en, cz: Urdhvamnaya tantra's description of Yogapitha)

June 2: update - Atheism (objections to Carvaka)

May 30: update - KrsnaJanmastami (en, cz: Krsnastakam and Sri Krsnastaka by Adi Sankaracarya)

May 30: update - Hanuman (cz: H. calisa)

May 26: Internet bez cenzury (petice)

May 18: update - Evolution (claims and replies)

May 4: Vedabase 2015 update

May 4: Bias masquerading as scepticism / The Scientific Consensus Delusion

May 4: update - Vedska astrologie: reakce na clanek Proc astrologie nefunguje? (odkazy)

April 17: (an already defunct website saved from

April 10: update - SB phala-srutis (differentiations by colors)

April 10: STOP TTIP (Petition)

April 7: update - VCT vyber (opravene chyby)

March 30: update - Vedic clothes (rearranged, Gupta dynasty refs.)

March 17: Petition to increase security in Vraja bhumi

March 15: update - Other Biographies (Akincana Krisnadas Babaji, Pisima Gosvamini, Raghavendra Tirtha Svami, Swami Krisna Prem - en, cz)

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 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

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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The NSA video (and petition)

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TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing

Sedm největších mýtů o GMO potravinách a Monsantu

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