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Can God Do That?

Can God Do That?

If I were to tell you I knew a story about a boy who swallowed a raging forest fire to save his friends and relatives, you'd probably think it was…

The Sense to Know God

The Sense to Know God

Krsna is infinite, while we are smaller than the atom. Therefore it is not possible for us to know the Supreme Personality of Godhead by our ordinary sense perception. It…

Seeing the Bright Side of Illness

While writing this month's column, I am confined with an illness that has stopped my normal work. It's a discouraging, uncomfortable interlude, yet I am seeing how illness can also…

Contradictions Between Christianity and Krsna Consciousness?

There is no real contradiction between the message of Christianity and that of Krsna consciousness. Lord Jesus Christ preached love of God, and in the Bhagavad-gita Lord Sri Krsna preached…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

My Encounter With the Art of Perfection

My Encounter With the Art of Perfection

The promise of art is illusory. Art cannot save us, no matter how beautiful and well wrought its objects may be. They are, essentially, fictions. At best, art may palliate…

Hunger: A Question Of Quotas

Hunger: A Question Of Quotas

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the world is growing enough food to feed its 4.7 billion inhabitants; yet 460 million people are going hungry.…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Congressman Welcomes ISKCON Students Washington, D.C.—U.S. Congressman John Bryant of Dallas recently took a break from…

Advice to the United Nations

Advice to the United Nations

The main thing is, society must learn to discriminate between pious and sinful activities. Human beings must engage in pious activities, not sinful activities. Otherwise, they have no brain. They…

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

From the historical records about Lord Caitanya, we certainly see a picture of a God-conscious saint who appeared in India during the sixteenth century. But we have to seek further—into…

Milk — Religion You Can Drink

Milk — Religion You Can Drink

So draw your nourishment from the cow, say the sages—not by spilling her blood, but by drinking her milk—and listen to the messages of Godhead. There's a limit to the…

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

A pretty girl wearing an exotic Indian dress and carrying a handful of flowers and a shoulder bag full of books pinned a flower on my lapel and asked, "Have…

Back To Godhead January 1985 PDF Download

Back To Godhead January 1985 PDF Download

BACK TO GODHEAD is the monthly journal of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. When Srila Prabhupada began the Society (in New York City, in 1966), he put into writing…

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

Ice cream, the ingredients don't vary much from one brand to another. But ice cream that's been prepared for Lord Krsna and offered to Him with love and devotion stands…

Poem by Kirtanananda

Govinda, Krishna—awaken me, I plead. Cut off these ears, Pluck out these eyes, That I might hear and see indeed. Take all I have, my brief life, And then I…

Krishna: the Divine Lover

Krishna is our Lover. We are His creation, and He is the Lover of the creation. Like the clever Lover that He is, He hides Himself from us at times…

From The Lectures of Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta

Matter is characterized as impermanent, by nature mutable. Soul, our true identity, is eternal. We should not cling to what is temporary. Even the universe will pass away. …

Back to Godhead Volume 1 No.2, 1966 PDF Download

Back to Godhead Volume 1 No.2, 1966 PDF Download

The International Society For Krishna Consciousness was incorporated in July, 1966. Over a short four months the Society has expanded sufficiently to warrant larger quarters than the small Second Avenue…

The Time of Death

For the yogi his practice is most severely tested at the time of death. The Supreme Personality of Godhead says, "Anyone who quits his body, at the end of life,…

Transcendental Art

Transcendental Art

Paintings are needed in all the temples, as well as for illustrations in books. For these two reasons an art department has been set up in ISKCON for production of…

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