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Haridasa Thakur: Namacarya

Haridasa left the home of his kinsmen not out of religious sentiment nor out of disgust for their ignorance of spiritual matters. He left wholly out of love for the…

How to Get Out of the Clutches of Maya

The Sanskrit word maya means that which is not. In other words, it is illusion. For example, if a servant of a king thinks that he is the king, that…

CHANT (Part 1) — The Activities of Srila Prabhupada 1965-1969

Part One traces the activities of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, from his landing in New York in 1965 to the end of 1969, four short years packed…

A Day at ISKCON Boston 1970 (Many Photos!)

A Day at ISKCON Boston 1970 (Many Photos!)

Spiritual life is blissful, but it is not whimsical. The regulative principles of bhakti-yoga (the yoga of devotional service), as defined by the spiritual master and the authorized scriptures, form…

The Platform of Real Bliss

The Platform of Real Bliss

The person who has tasted the bliss of Krsna consciousness soon loses all interest in material pleasure. As his consciousness becomes cleansed by chanting Hare Krsna, he comes in contact…

Three Ways to Cook Potato Subji

Three Ways to Cook Potato Subji

This month, I'd like to discuss three-basic ways of cooking vegetables. As you become thoroughly conversant with these three basic methods and as you observe how each method affects the…

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos 1970

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos 1970

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos from San Francisco and Los Angeles 1970.…

Instructions by Vidura

Vidura was filled with compassion by remembering the continual sufferings caused by Dhrtarastra to the Pandava brothers and their mother, Kunti. But at the same time, he was a great…

Transcendental Wedding

Transcendental Wedding

A Krsna conscious wedding is performed according to a procedure thousands of years old. The marriage is sanctioned by the spiritual master, vows are taken in the temple, before the…

Karma-yoga—Perfection through Action, Part 3

Karma-yoga—Perfection through Action, Part 3

As Chapter Three opens, it is clear that Arjuna has not understood that the path of knowledge and the path of devotional service are ultimately the same because the goal…

Krsna consciousness is the Absolute Necessity for Mankind in this Age

by Jananivas dasa Brahmacari (ISKCON Columbus) This article is a continuation of “Krsna Consciousness, the Absolute Necessity for Mankind in This Age,” which appeared in BTG No. 34. What is…

Why Hare Krishnas Distribute Books

Why Hare Krishnas Distribute Books

Have you ever met a Hare Krsna devotee in an airport, a parking lot, or on the street distributing books and collecting donations? Many people wonder why we do this.…

The Kachori Story

The Kachori Story

On the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance his followers celebrate by preparing one of his favorite dishes—kachoris—spicy vegetable savories.…

ISKCON Around the World (1970 Photos)

ISKCON Around the World (1970 Photos)

ISKCON's temples in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Paris have met with instant success simply by sankirtana. The devotees of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are distributing this bliss…

The Mahamantra and the German Expedition

The Mahamantra and the German Expedition

On request of Srila Prabhupada, his disciples are carrying this joyous spiritual plan to everyone they meet, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu that the holy names will…

The Intelligence to Love Krsna

Krsna consciousness is meant for the most intelligent persons. Although it is available for everyone, those who are not intelligent will not be interested in this transcendental movement, but will…

Krsna consciousness is the Absolute Necessity for Mankind in this Age

Krsna consciousness is the absolute necessity for mankind in this age. Krsna consciousness is the only science informing us of our true, eternal position as spirit souls, living entities, constitutionally…

The Prayers of Akrura

The Prayers of Akrura

Akrura lost all mental equilibrium at the sight of the actual footprints of Sri Krsna, and he jumped out of his chariot and fell onto the ground, shedding tears and…

Maha Sankirtana in New York City

Maha Sankirtana in New York City

The sankirtana party is a transcendental festival for all people, inviting them to enter the spiritual sky in fully blissful consciousness. Everyone can achieve love for God, and this can…

The Guru: Via Media to God

Whether the guru is a genuine avatara must be determined through the sastras. An incarnation never says, "I am an incarnation." Nor does an avatara canvass for students. Because of…