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Industrialist with a Mission — Hare Krishna People

Industrialist with a Mission — Hare Krishna People

Srila Prabhupada's message to the world was not one of artificial renunciation but of devotion. Whatever you may be—family man, businessman, professional—add Krsna to your life and be happy. Business,…

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

A million dollars and three dozen magazine covers later, Anne had wealth, fame, and apartments in most European capital cities. Anne Schaufuss had everything. Except, maybe, happiness. …

Jnana Dasa — How I Came To Krsna Consciousness

Jnana Dasa — How I Came To Krsna Consciousness

I finished the school year, bade farewell to my family, girlfriend, and other intimates, and set off for Japan to practice Zen in earnest.…

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

The other doctors never call him Samika Rsi dasa. Most of them don't even know he is an initiated devotee of Lord Krsna. In the hospital—St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale, Pennsylvania—he…

Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

I was brought up a Catholic. I went to church every Sunday. As a young woman my only understanding of God was fear. I was told I had to do…

Krsna Consciousness?—Tell Me About It!

Krsna Consciousness?—Tell Me About It!

Early one evening, I answered the phone. "Hello, Mom? I just want to tell you I'm at the Krsna temple in Potomac, Maryland. I live here now."…

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

Before I came to Krishna consciousness my life was completely impure. I was confused and indecisive about spiritual life and couldn't help myself. But after I read that book, I…

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Sivananda had not been in the temple more than a year when Srila Prabhupada came to Montreal. After a short meeting, Srila Prabhupada requested Sivananda to go to Europe to…

Bright Day of the Soul

Bright Day of the Soul

We stood on a rooftop in Manhattan, gazing out over the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge toward Brooklyn. I asked him, "Do you actually love Krishna?" He thought for…

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…

The Hare Krsna People of Canada

The Hare Krsna People of Canada

I couldn't find any reason for living the way people do. Because their death is just inevitable. They're all just going to die anyway. And it makes everything kind of…

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness — Bahudaka dasa

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness — Bahudaka dasa

Bahudaka dasa has been the president of the Vancouver ISKCON center for six years. When he first joined, in 1970, the center had only four full-time devotees. It is now…

Knowledge

There's nothing so sublime and pure As knowledge of the soul. And loving service to the Lord As part unto the whole. Of knowledge 'tis the ripened fruit For which…

How to Make Everybody Happy

How to Make Everybody Happy

Without Making Yourself Miserable by Sita devi dasi In college I was a would-be humanitarian, always getting myself into one altruistic group or another. I leafleted with grape and lettuce…

Heroes, Anti-Heroes and Antidotes

Heroes, Anti-Heroes and Antidotes

As Emerson said, "It is natural to believe in great men." And in his book, The Hero, American Style, Marshall William Fishwick remarks that "people are ineffective without leaders."…

Starting to See the Center of Things

Starting to See the Center of Things

If I throw a handful of stones into the water, the circles they make will overlap and clash. But if I could throw the stones all at one center point,…

Captured by Krishna

Peace Corps veteran tells how on his first professional photo assignment he became interested in Krishna consciousness and started making films for Krishna.…

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…

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