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Krishna: The End of Knowledge

Today, for the majority of students attending universities and institutions of higher learning, the question of the end of knowledge, the destination of the long pursuit, hardly ever comes to…

Notes From The Lectures of Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta

The Bhagavad-Gita is an authoritative statement given to Arjuna by Lord Krishna. It must be borne in the mind that the Bhagavad-Gita was spoken on a battlefield. Before the battle,…

Back to Godhead Volume 1 No.5, 1967 PDF Download

Back to Godhead Volume 1 No.5, 1967 PDF Download

By the mercy of Krishna: The editors of Back To Godhead, along with our revered teacher, Swami Bhaktivedanta and our godbrothers of the Society, wish to express our deep hopes…

Without Him Nothing can Exist

Without Him Nothing can Exist

There are many philosophers. Some of them think the Absolute Truth is impersonal, and others say it is personal. In India the impersonalists are known as Mayavadis and the personalists…

CHANT!

CHANT!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Chanting is easy, and it works. In fact, it is the most effective means…

Notes from the Editor

“Did Shakespeare Know the Lord?” Joseph Gallagher, a liberal clergyman serving in Baltimore, is the author of Diary of a City Priest. In his chronicle for 1979 he noted, “One…

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

It so happens that 1971 is the year that Srila Prabhupada initiated me. He explained to me then that to become qualified to go back to Godhead, one must hear…

Letters

We welcome your letters. Write to BACK TO GODHEAD 51 West Allens Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119 Please send me a copy of your catalog. I found your magazine so enlightening.…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day Relief Short-Lived by Dvarakadisa-devi dasi Nancy Wexler is a forty-one-year old neuropsychologist who, having witnessed her mother’s agonizing battle with fatal Huntington’s…

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Do we have free will? Are we all on the same path? Are we going in the same direction? Will we all reach the same destination?…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bolivia’s President Receives Books Bolivia’s president, Dr. Victor Paz Eastenssoro, received some of Srila Prabhupada’s books…

A Misleading Civilization

A Misleading Civilization

This so-called modern civilization is keeping all humanity in misfortune. This civilization is cheating us out of our opportunity to understand God and surrender to Him; rather, it is keeping…

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

From Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle learned the doctrines of vegetarianism and continence, to which they both adhered throughout their long lives; and Aristotle taught these doctrines to his pupil Alexander…

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Hare Krsna Food for Life, like other food distribution programs, arose in the cities to meet the challenge of poverty amidst plenty. By 1983 some 30 million Americans were living…

Back To Godhead April 1987 PDF Download

Back To Godhead April 1987 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…

The Dearest Friend

The Dearest Friend

Man looks to woman, and woman looks to man. The teachings of the boy devotee Prahlada Maharaja explain that we're looking for love in the wrong place. …

CHANT!

CHANT!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare In Sanskrit, man means “mind” and tra means “freeing.” So a mantrais a combination…

Notes from the Editor

Love Feast One of the more important public services of the Krsna consciousness movement is to hold festivals. Our Sunday festivals usually consist of a discourse, a drama, or the…

Responsible Parenthood

Responsible Parenthood

A mother-to-be ponders karma, reincarnation, and devotional service to Krsna. by Visakha-devi dasi When, one crystal-clear morning in January of 1982, my husband Yadubara and I first learned that we…

A Wrath Supreme

A Wrath Supreme

Eons ago a wonderful incarnation of God revealed the relation between divine anger and transcendental love. by Dvarakadhisa-devi dasi Ferocious beauty. Red eyes glare out from a fearsome visage that…