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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…

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Betrayed by the Basic Four Four? Three? Whatever the count, a balanced diet should nourish not only the body but the spirit as well. by Visakha-devi dasi I remember how…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

We see in the street that the cars are moving at high speed but they're within their 'orbits,' their white or yellow lines of demarcation—because there is some brain, some…

If This Were My Last Column… — Notes from the Editor

Surely I should speak the most helpful and essential message I could possibly utter: Please chant these names of God: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare…

Poem: Sri Krsna’s feet are tinged with pink…

Sri Krsna's chest is Fortune's rest, And fragrantly adorned With garlands: starting at His neck, They fall in love around His form.…

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

I'd been attending kirtanas regularly for quite some time, and when Prabhupada came there for a visit I was, of course, quite anxious to meet him. There were various theological…

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

For the disciple the advent of the spiritual master is the most blessed event in the world. It is even more important than Krsna's advent, because the spiritual master gives…

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Recently gallery owners and art agents, writers, and publishers converged on the Indian consulate for the first exhibit of the Bhaktivedanta Trust Collection of paintings, photos, and sculpture.…

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Almost all of Prabhupada's Bowery friends were musicians or friends of musicians. They were into music—music, drugs, women, and spiritual meditation. …

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

Most of the Bowery's 7,600 homeless men slept in lodging houses that required them to vacate the rooms during the day. Having nowhere else to go and nothing else to…

Benediction At the University of Maryland

Benediction At the University of Maryland

We are all in the womb of the Age of Kali, a historical age in which the faults of society and the individual are like a great ocean. Who has…

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Robert Nelson and Srila Prabhupada made an odd combination. Srila Prabhupada was elderly and dignified and was a deep scholar of the Bhagavatam and the Sanskrit language, whereas Robert was…

Abortion and the Hypocritic Oath — The Vedic Observer

My sister was just back from Europe and just hearing for the first time about a Southern California obstetrician named William Waddill. I told her that after an unsuccessful abortion,…

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

You can add thousands of 0's together, one after another, but the value will still be 0. It will never become 1. But by the side of 0, if you…

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

The City Council recently passed a resolution congratulating ISKCON for opening a budget vegetarian restaurant in the heart of a deprived section of the inner city.…

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Prabhupada wanted to start farm projects. For many years the devotees had been trying to get people to accept Krishna consciousness as it appears in books like Bhagavad-gita. "But, if…

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…