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The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

In this world there are three basic phenomena: the Supreme Controller (God), conscious living entities, and dead matter. Dead material things are those that have no capacity to desire, i.e.,…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Once you've heard it, you'll never forget it. You may not know what the words mean—nevertheless there's something captivating about the Hare Krishna chant. Is it the catchy tune, or…

Back To Godhead February 1976 PDF Download

Back To Godhead February 1976 PDF Download

In this issue of Back to Godhead Srila Prabhupada speaks about meditation and the self within with a news reporter and other articles including "What's wrong with our politicians."…

A Taste of the Full Nectar

A Taste of the Full Nectar

By Krishna's mercy, He sends His devotees from door to door, from person to person, to distribute knowledge of Him. Such devotees have no other thought than how to deliver…

Sankirtana

Sankirtana

This Age of Kali is an ocean of faults. But in this age there is one great advantage—simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, one can be freed of all…

The Glories of Sridhama Mayapur

The Glories of Sridhama Mayapur

Sridhama Mayapura is the home of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In this abode, apparently located in the district of Nadia, West Bengal, the Supreme Personality of Godhead wonderfully appeared…

Sridhama Mayapur — A Holy Pilgrimage

Sridhama Mayapur — A Holy Pilgrimage

At Mayapur the devotees will chant and visit the places where the Lord performed His pastimes. But most importantly, they will hear from their spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada.…

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The incarnation for Kali-yuga is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is also called Gauranga or Gaurasundara because of His golden hue. His complexion is golden, and His activities engage everyone in…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

In Sridhama Mayapura. And Around the World…

In Sridhama Mayapura. And Around the World…

It was at Sridhama Mayapura, almost five hundred years ago, that the Supreme Lord descended to this world as the great teacher Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu to propagate the chanting…

Back To Godhead March 1975 PDF Download

Back To Godhead March 1975 PDF Download

Lord Caitanya predicted almost 500 years ago that Krishna consciousness would spread to every village and town in the world. Now His prediction is coming true. Hare Krishna conscious devotees…

The Deliverance of Ajamila

The Deliverance of Ajamila

Ajamila came upon a lusty low-class man kissing a prostitute. They were drunk, and smiling. The prostitute's dress was loose. When Ajamila saw her, the lusty desires in his heart…

Letters: On Materialism and Detachment

Your society recently acquired a twelve-story temple building near Columbus Circle in New York City. Isn't using a facility like this somewhat hypocritical for an organization that professes detachment from…

The Case Against Animal Slaughter

Although meat is certainly a source of concentrated protein it is a very poor source of other food elements like minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. In addition, eating flesh from the…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

ISKCON News — Srila Prabhupada on Tour

ISKCON News — Srila Prabhupada on Tour

A recent tour of Africa took Srila Prabhupada through East and South Africa, and to the island state of Mauritius, six hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar. There he…

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

The wheel of reincarnation carries the soul on its journey through 8,400,000 species of life. At the top of the wheel is human life, which, if spent wisely, can liberate…

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

One day a friend of mine showed me a book she had gotten from a Hare Krishna devotee. It was called Sri Isopanisad, The book's introduction alone was so complete—it…

Crime: Why and What to Do

Crime: Why and What to Do

Criminals struck every three seconds in the United States as crime rose a dramatic eighteen percent in 1974. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada discusses the problem with Chicago…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

It's natural to praise someone who does something wonderful, and God does the most wonderful things of all. He creates the entire cosmic manifestation, orbiting countless planets and stars with…