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This gives a closeup view of the Konark Sun Temple, located near Jagannatha Puri, dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. This large and ornate temple is one of India's amazing remnants of it's ancient Vedic culture. Many people visit this place to see its unique architecture. It is one of the few Sun temples that still exist, though it is no longer in use. Background music by "Mystic India." More information about India's Vedic spiritual culture, and Stephen Knapp's books and articles about it, can be found at his websites at: www.stephen-knapp.com, http://stephenknapp.info, and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This is a slide show of the Kumbha Mela of 2013 in Allahabad, India. These photos were taken over February 8th to the 11th, the New Moon weekend, or Amavasya. This was the most important time to be there and when it was the most crowded. This gives views of the festival, the millions of people, the camps, tents, the Iskcon camp and its Harinam through the festival, the Naga Babas, the "Parade of Saints", and the bathing at the sangam, the meeting place of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers during the sacred time when the nectar of immortality was supposed to be manifest in the waters. It was an intense event, but a blessing to be there. You can also see more about this through the video recordings I have posted. More information about the Vedic culture and photos of many of India's ancient holy sites, along with numerous books and articles by Stephen Knapp about these topics can be found at: stephen-knapp.com or stephenknapp.info and stephenknapp.wordpress.com
3 weeks ago
This describes the proper mood and consciousness by which we can attain the highest happiness in our spiritual pursuits, especially in devotional or bhakti-yoga, and in connection with the Supreme, especially in the form of the God of love, known as Sri Krishna.Most information about Stephen Knapp and his projects and books, and the path of Vedic spirituality, can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
The Soul: Discussions About our Real Identity with Stephen Knapp shows how we can spiritualize our lives and understand our spiritual nature as the eternal soul within this temporary material body. This highlights Stephen's book on "The Soul," subtitled The Key to Spiritual Awakening, and the means to become self-realized for direct perception of our spiritual identity, with questions and answers by Robert Taylor on his television show, "Out of the Ordinary and Into the Extraordinary." For more information about Vedic spirituality and Stephen's books, you can see: www.stephen-knapp.com, and http://stephenknapp.info, and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This video shows a few points on how the active material creation and the many living beings that are seeking so many ways of self-expression, and the means to attain so many desires, is proof that God exists. Otherwise, why would there be a need of a material creation, or anything at all, if God was merely an impersonal force or great white light only. But we can obviously see that is not the case and that innumerable living beings are all over this planet looking for fulfillment. Thus, there is also a personal creative God playing an active role in arranging this creation.For more information about Vedic spirituality, and the many books of Stephen Knapp, see www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
"Advancements of Ancient India's Vedic Culture" is Stephen's book that describes the many material developments that came out of the ancient Vedic culture, whether they be mathematics, astronomy, medicine, surgery, architecture, textiles, metallurgy, and many others, much of which many people do not know or realize. The book also points out that if so many advancement came from ancient India, then it also would be natural that they would have the deepest and most profound spiritual path as well. You can find out more about this book and others by Stephen Knapp through Amazon.com or on Stephen's websites: www.stephen-knapp.com, http://stephenknapp.info, or http://stephenknappwordpress.com
This gives a look at the huge Kumbha Mela festival in Allahabad in 2013, over the Amavasya or New Moon weekend, one of the most sacred times to bathe in the Ganga & Yamuna rivers, and when there was the largest number of people present at the site, around 30 million. This is the largest religious gathering on the planet. We see some of the camps and people there, and a look at the Iskcon camp, the sangam--meeting place of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, the parade of saints, etc. It was a most sacred event. More information about the tradition of the Kumbha Mela and the Vedic spiritual culture, and more photos of India's sacred places, along with info about Stephen Knapp's books and many articles on these topics, please see: www.stephen-knapp.com and http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This discusses the means to see beyond mere sense perception, beyond the boundaries that we have grown accustomed to, but to see our inner, spiritual being and real identity of who we are, and who everyone else is, and what is the purpose of life and this universe, and how to see this as we go through our everyday activities.More information about Stephen Knapp's projects and books can be viewed at www.stephen-knapp.com and http://stephenknapp.info and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This shows the celebration of the Holi festival on the streets of the holy town of Vrindavana, just outside the Krishna-Balarama Temple. Using both still photos and videos we see how people throw colors on each other in revelry and abandon, and then also how the devotees joyously celebrate inside the temple the observance of Gaura Purnima, the birth of Lord Chaitanya. It's an exciting day for everyone. A higher resolution version of this video is on Youtube.com For more information about India's Vedic and spiritual culture, or on the many books and articles and more photos of India's holy sites by Stephen Knapp, please see: www.stephen-knapp.com and http://stephenknapp.info and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
In this video we look at how certain religions do not provide the means nor encourage one to have their own direct and personal spiritual realizations and experiences, but to cling merely to the institution itself for deliverance, which is when they can become like a self-policing institution or dogma that keeps a person in line and from looking at any other spiritual path through the use of guilt, fear, intimidation, and even violence. In the Vedic system, you have full freedom to inquire or investigate various levels of spiritual knowledge and still be considered on the Vedic path. It gives you the means and freedom to attain your own spiritual realizations. More information about Vedic spirituality and Stephen's books and projects can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This explains why Sanatana Dharma is the eternal religion or spiritual path, which exists before, during and after the material creation. It is the path to attain, and the state of being of the balanced and harmonious position of the eternal soul. It is the means by which the living spiritual entity raises their consciousness to reach their normal constitutional position and how to act in that consciousness. Thus, it has nothing to do with dogma, but only a matter of development for reaching the spiritual condition while living in this material body. That is the most any religion can do, but is the central and main point of the Vedic system of Sanatana Dharma.More information about Vedic spirituality and the many books of Stephen Knapp can be found on his websites at www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
This video discusses how your thoughts develop your consciousness, which determines various ways that you create your future and attract both bad or good things into your life, and how to accomplish or reach the goals that are most important to you. This can also help defend yourself from negativity that may go on around you, or negative attacks from individuals. This is actually an old yogic technique. Thoughts are energies that affect your life, and meditation draws to you what your are always thinking about. This will point out that by controlling your thoughts, you begin to determine your future. More information on Vedic spirituality and yoga, and Eastern philosophy, and Stephen Knapp's books can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.info or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
Leh is the capital of Ladakh, called Little Tibet, and is surrounded by the Zamskar mountains, and landscapes that look like the moon. It is an amazong town in the middle of no where, whose main influence is Buddhism and Hinduism. This video gives a view of what this place is like. More information, articles, photos, and information about India and its spiritual culture, along with the books by Stephen Knapp, can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com and at http://www.stephenknapp.wordpress.com.
2 years ago
Economics the Vedic Way: An Introduction to a Wholesome System. This looks at the basic principles of how to provide a more balanced system of economics according to the Dharmic lifestyle, in which everyone can more easily attain what they need, lead a simple but happier life, and have time to develop themselves spiritually and investigate the real purpose of human existence. We see that many people today are completely absorbed in trying to make enough money to meet their basic needs, and often living in fear that they may lose their job and everything they have acquired in life if they do not have enough funds to keep paying for all of their expenses. This is not a wholesome system, but allows the few wealthy elitists to lead a pampered life at the expense of others. This video explains a little about the Vedic alternative so everyone can benefit. More information can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com, or http://stephenknapp.info, or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
The Whole Wolrd is One Family is the spiritual vision by which we can actually bring peace into the world. This is based on the book "Toward World Peace" by Stephen Knapp, for helping point to a higher concsiousness so we see our similarities rather than our differences from a materialistic consciousness. You can find many more information on his books and articles on his website at: www.stephen-knapp.com & http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com.
2 years ago
This uses various references from the Vedic spiritual texts to explain what or even who is the ultimate Absolute Truth and how we can perceive it. There are few references, including scientific ones, that seem to point toward a specific identity for the Absolute, but the Vedic texts have always been clear at pointing us in a particular direction of understanding. More and similar topics are discussed on Stephen Knapp's website, with information about his books, articles, research, photos of India, and much more at www.stephen-knapp.com and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com
Badrinatha, India is one of the most sacred places to Lord Vishnu, Narayana, and is frequented by many Hindu pilgrims who go up into the Himalayas to see this place and its holy temple. It is also not far, a four kilometer walk, from the cave of Vyasadeva in Mana, where he wrote the famous Mahabharata and Srimad-Bhagavatam. This video gives you a glimpse of what it is like to visit this sacred site. More information on the Vedic spirituality of India, with photos, articles, mantras, and the books by Stephen Knapp, can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com or at http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com.
2 years ago
Gangotri, India is a most sacred place, the start of the Ganges River. Many pilgrims and sages come through this place to see the Ganga River, and the temple to Ganga Devi, or to trek up to Gaumukh where the river originates. It is high up in the Himalayas, so you have to go through many mountain roads to reach it. But it is quite exhilarating once you reach it. This video gives a little view of what it is like. More information about india's spiritual culture, with photos, articles, mantras, and info about the books by Stephen Knapp can be found at www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com.
2 years ago
This is a slide show of the RathaYatra festival of Jagannatha Puri, India. Attended by nearly a million people each year, this is the one time of year that the ancient Deities of Lord Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra come out of the temple to ride the ratha carts from the main temple to the Gundicha temple and back. This offers excellent views of the Deities and the whole parade festival. We also visit a few of the other spiritual places in town and surrounding area, such as samadhi of Haridas Thakur, Alarlanatha, the Konarka sun temple, etc. You may have to use the pause button to get longer views of those photos you like the most. For more information about the RathaYatra festival, the Vedic spiritual path, and more photos and videos of India, or information about other books and projects of Stephen Knapp, please see www.stephen-knapp.com or http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com .
A short description of what is Spiritual Enlightenment, and the different levels of understanding, realization, and then perception of the spiritual dimension and how to reach it. This is a deep topic with much more information given in the books, numerous articles, and website of Stephen Knapp at: www.stephen-knapp.com and http://stephenknapp.wordpress.com.
2 years ago