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Plato’s Politics

Plato’s Politics

Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their…

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chant the holy name, chant the holy name, chant the holy name of the Lord. In this age of quarrel there is no other way, no other way, no other…

Back To Godhead May 1976 PDF Download

Back To Godhead May 1976 PDF Download

This issue of Back to Godhead magazine features an article on Plato's Politics, a discussion of whether God is formless or not and many other great articles…

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

Spirit from Stone

Spirit from Stone

After instructing the sculptor on the few changes I wanted made, I saw two rough chunks of marble—one white and the other black—that were to become the Deities of Balarama…

How It All Began…

How It All Began…

I first learned of Srila Prabhupada's plan for a "heaven on earth" in Vrindavan, India in May of 1970. He asked me to investigate a report that the king of…

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

We want to attract people from all over the world to visit the holy land of Lord Krishna's birth—and to provide nice facilities for them when they come. Vrindavan is…

ISKCON News: ISKCON Joins Mummers Parade

ISKCON News: ISKCON Joins Mummers Parade

With roots in pre-colonial America, Philadelphia's New Year's Day Mummers' Parade of elaborately costumed string bands and colorful floats has been a city-sponsored classic since 1901. This year's parade was…

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

God has an unlimited variety of names. Some of them—like Jehovah, Adonai, Buddha, and Allah—are familiar to us, while the names Krishna and Rama may be less so. However, whatever…

Back To Godhead March 1976 PDF Download

Back To Godhead March 1976 PDF Download

A very special edition of Back to Godhead Magazine covering the opening of ISKCON's Sri Krishna Balaram Temple in Vrindavan, India.…

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

Since the beginning of time, avatars have descended from the spiritual world to impart transcendental knowledge. But none have ever distributed knowledge or love of God as freely as the…

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

Introducing people to Krishna is a full-time job for the members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. They chant Hare Krishna on San Francisco Bay and on Parisian boulevards,…

Meditation and the Self Within

Meditation and the Self Within

Can meditation solve our everyday problems? Is there life after death? Can drugs help us achieve self-realization? Srila Prabhupada discussed these questions with Bill Faill, a reporter for the Durban…

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

Rukmini's brother Rukmi arranged for her to be married to Sisupala, a determined enemy of Krishna. When the black-eyed, beautiful Rukmini heard of this settlement, she became very morose. …

The Peace Formula

if you want peace, you will have to change your consciousness into Krishna consciousness, both individually and collectively, by the process of chanting the holy name of God. This…

Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

Maharaja Prthu considered it his primary duty to enlighten the citizens with spiritual knowledge. Any leader who simply exacts taxes, but does not inform the people of the mission of…

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

The root cause of the incompetence of politicians is selfish materialism, and the remedy is the re-spiritualization of society through the worldwide propagation of Krishna consciousness.…

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

Defying the serious recession that slowed the world economy in 1975, ISKCON devotees increased their sale of Krishna conscious literature last year by more than one third over 1974. The…