New Scholarly Book to Explore A Hindu-Catholic Approach to Divine Absence
Can a Hare Krishna Have a Social Gospel?
Francis X. Clooney, S.J. is a Professor of Comparative Theology at the Harvard Divinity School, where he also directs the Center for the Study of World Religions.
The love ethic that God gives through the Gita and through the bhakti tradition is essentially a vertical one, but which still calls to us interact horizontally with society, as long as that interaction guides those who encounter it back to its inherently spiritual transformative and liberative essence.
A Hindu at Union Theological Seminary
I come to Union from a different space than most, having spent the last five years living as a monk in the bhakti-yoga tradition of the Vedic/Hindu tradition of India.
Feature: The Nrsimhadeva Chaitanya Connection
Understanding the Art and Science of Krishna Consciousness: An Attempt at Reconciliation
What does Lord Nrsimhadeva, whose appearance day Vaishnavas around the world will be celebrating this week, have in common with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the fourteenth century founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism?
In Vaishnava theology, Nrsimhadeva is one of the ten main incarnations of Lord Krishna who, as is explained in the Bhagavad-gita, descends to this world to annihilate the miscreants and please his devotees. However Lord Chaitanya does not fit into this categorization, although he is Krishna himself, because he comes disguised as a devotee.
A quick glance at the many ISKCON-related websites tells us much, not least that there are differences of opinion about what Srila Prabhupada taught and different approaches to implementing his teachings. Naturally, we all think that our particular interpretation is "the" correct one, and that the Other is fundamentally errant.