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An Energy Alternative — Notes from the Editor

The world's energy supply is limited and the supply is being depleted by ravenous, irresponsible consumption. These are well-known facts. And everyone is aware that Americans, especially, seem unable to…

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Full-time devotees number three hundred in Britain and Life Members and other supporters tally in the tens of thousands. They have, for the most part, come in contact with devotees…

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness recently inaugurated the British Bhakti-yoga Academy at Croome Court, twenty-five miles south of Birmingham and a 2 ½-hour drive from central London.…

Celibacy—Exquisite Torture? — The Vedic Observer

I had watched as one Catholic priest after another abandoned their vows to take up secular life. Some got married; others simply hit the streets.…

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is a little difficult to understand this movement, because it is a spiritual movement. Unfortunately, people have practically no information about what spirit is and what a spiritual…

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

His lecture is very basic and yet (for restless youth) heavily philosophical. Some can't take it, and they rise to leave. Some, upon hearing his first words, have already risen…

Letters

Hare Krishna! I am writing to you to express my deep appreciation for the good work you and all the ISKCON devotees are doing, especially in India.…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta therefore taught that devotees should be eager to use everything possible for one central purpose: to broadcast the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

The Aim of All Faiths — One truth ties all religions together

The Aim of All Faiths — One truth ties all religions together

The aim of any scripture of any country—not only the Bhagavad-gita, but any scripture—is simply to get us back to Godhead. That is the purpose.…

Back To Godhead January & February 1980 PDF Download

Back To Godhead January & February 1980 PDF Download

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Radha. His eternal consort and personified pleasure potency, stand on Their altar at Bhaktivedanta Manor.…

Turning Forty — Notes from the Editor

The other day, while here in Boston, I turned forty years old. I remembered when I was twenty-five years old and went out to chant Hare Krsna with my fellow…

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

He was the consummate student, disciplined, industrious. Eventually my friend Ralph, in his search for meaning, committed suicide at the age of sixteen. No one was less surprised than me.…

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Recently the oldest member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Raghava Caitanya dasa, passed away at age ninety-three. …

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

Modern scientists acquire knowledge, at least in principle, by what is called the hypothetico-deductive method. Using this method, they formulate hypotheses and then test them by experimental observation. …

A Monastic Encounter — Hare Krishna Meets Priest

A Monastic Encounter — Hare Krishna Meets Priest

My friend came back for a second visit to our monastery more recently. I was very favorably impressed by the spiritual growth that I witnessed in him. It was quite…

Hare Krishnas Moving Ahead in Australia — Every Town and Village

Hare Krishnas Moving Ahead in Australia — Every Town and Village

Two hours from Sydney, the Society has acquired a new farm, Bhaktivedanta Ashram—136 acres of mandarin orchards, vegetable gardens, and forested hills, near the Colo River. …

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

We say to the scientists. "Don't waste time trying to make life. Try to make your life better. Try to understand what your actual spiritual identity is, so that you…

The Peace Prize — The Vedic Observer

When the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the 1979 Peace Prize to Mother Teresa, the sixty-nine-year-old nun who has devoted her life to helping the poor of Calcutta, it seemed as…

Srila Prabhupada On the Lower East Side

Srila Prabhupada On the Lower East Side

Thousands of young people were walking the streets, not simply intoxicated or crazy (though they often were), but searching for life's ultimate answers.…

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