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250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

Recently, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held a three-day festival in 115 cities worldwide. The celebration honored Janmastami (the day Lord Krsna made His advent in this world) and…

REVOLT!—Inflation, Taxes — The Vedic Observer

Inflation is simply taxation. Sly, sneaky taxation. Afraid of increasing direct taxation (and spoiling their humanitarian image with the voters), our leaders spend at a deficit and slip their unbacked…

Varied Talents Varied Training

Varied Talents Varied Training

The boys rise at 4 A.M., and at 4:30 they go to the temple to take part in chanting and dancing. First they sing prayers to the spiritual master, and…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

We see in the street that the cars are moving at high speed but they're within their 'orbits,' their white or yellow lines of demarcation—because there is some brain, some…

Back To Godhead October 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead October 1979 PDF Download

The Lord is Krsna, the Supreme Lord, who manifested Himself as the charioteer of the warrior Arjuna in the era of the Mahabharata war.…

If This Were My Last Column… — Notes from the Editor

Surely I should speak the most helpful and essential message I could possibly utter: Please chant these names of God: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare…

Poem: Sri Krsna’s feet are tinged with pink…

Sri Krsna's chest is Fortune's rest, And fragrantly adorned With garlands: starting at His neck, They fall in love around His form.…

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

I'd been attending kirtanas regularly for quite some time, and when Prabhupada came there for a visit I was, of course, quite anxious to meet him. There were various theological…

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

For the disciple the advent of the spiritual master is the most blessed event in the world. It is even more important than Krsna's advent, because the spiritual master gives…

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Recently gallery owners and art agents, writers, and publishers converged on the Indian consulate for the first exhibit of the Bhaktivedanta Trust Collection of paintings, photos, and sculpture.…

Can Faith Be Reasonable?

Our modern society, with its emphasis on science and technology, would certainly seek to view itself as being rooted in reason rather than in faith. Faith, after all, connotes unquestioning…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

It will be settled at death. That's all. A rascal may think foolishly that life is absurd—but death will not be absurd. Lord Krsna says, "Everyone must finally accept…

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Almost all of Prabhupada's Bowery friends were musicians or friends of musicians. They were into music—music, drugs, women, and spiritual meditation. …

Krishna The Transcendence Comes Into View

Krishna The Transcendence Comes Into View

Our dear Lord, You have appeared in Your original unalloyed form, the eternal form of goodness, for the welfare of all living entities. Taking advantage of Your appearance, all of…

Why Krsna Comes To This World

Why Krsna Comes To This World

August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian High Commissioner) listen to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speak about…

Back To Godhead August 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead August 1979 PDF Download

Lord Krsna's Father Carries Him Across the River Yamuna. During the journey, Krsna protected Vasudeva by expanding as the divine serpent Ananta-naga.…

Meat-eating: the West’s Sacred Cow — Notes from the Editor

Americans tend to scorn India's recent national ban on cow slaughter. We have difficulty appreciating the Hindus' view that the cows are holy, and most Americans have little knowledge of…

“We’re Alone” in Our Galaxy — The Vedic Observer

We inhabitants of earth are quite likely the only civilized beings in our galaxy. So contends a scientific study that recently won front-page attention in the "Science" section of the…

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