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Sankirtana and Puppet Show at Griffith Park

Sankirtana and Puppet Show at Griffith Park

When the Sankirtana Party arrived at Griffith Park on this sunny day, the purpose of its members was to spread the holy name of God to their brothers and sisters.…

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine — Five Cuisines in One

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine — Five Cuisines in One

What we have been calling "Lord Krsna's Cuisine" on these pages actually includes five cuisines: western Indian (Maharashtrian and Marwari), eastern Indian (Bengali), southern (Madras;), northwest central (Gujarati), and northern…

A Lifetime of Service

A Lifetime of Service

Although I was interested in Krsna consciousness, I doubted that I could follow the four regulative principles. I just couldn't see myself living the renounced life of a devotee. These…

London Town Hall Lecture

London Town Hall Lecture

You do not die after finishing this body; you simply accept another body. That you can experience daily. In your childhood you can remember that you had a body just…

The Transcendental Sound Vibration

As sound is the cause of this material world, it is also its destruction. That same sound which destroys this cosmic manifestation elevates one to the spiritual sky, which is…

Liberation at Last

Recently I spoke to an acquaintance who is practicing "meditation" and I asked him the goal of his practice. The answer was, "Liberation. To merge with the one." …

Los Angeles—Bliss! Kirtan Photos 1970

Los Angeles—Bliss! Kirtan Photos 1970

In the morning the L.A. sankirtana party chants and dances on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, and in the evening they go to the area of Hollywood Boulevard.…

Prasadam: Cooking for God!

Prasadam: Cooking for God!

Cooking for God? How absurd that sounds to the sophisticates of this modern age! How anthropomorphic! But why not? Why not cook transcendentally?…

The Need of the Time

The fortnightly periodical BACK TO GODHEAD is the need of the time as the panacea for all sorts of material diseases in their various forms. …

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

These sixteen words—Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—are especially meant for counteracting the ill effects of the present age of…

Reincarnation—Science or Superstition?

Reincarnation—Science or Superstition?

Jan's hypnotic regression to an apparent past life is one of thousands that have been conducted over the past thirty years. Joe Keeton has done more than nine thousand such…

Cooking with the Spices of Life

Cooking with the Spices of Life

Paste masala refers to spices and herbs that have been ground to a moist, smooth consistency. When slowly simmered, paste masalas impart a full-bodied flavor that is distinctive yet subtle—an…

The Great Chant

The Great Chant

O my Lord! when shall my eyes be decorated with tears of love, flowing constantly while I chant Your Holy Name? When will my words be choked up when uttering…

Krishna’s Light vs. Maya’s Night

Lord Krishna, in Bhagavad Gita states: "What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night…

Dullards and Slugs

Our studies of physical science had culminated in the visualization of the fleshy structure of the human brain. Electrical impulses flashing on the circuitry inside a man's head are supposed…

States and Attributes of the Creation

Pleasure is a general term which is applied to any feeling of satisfaction which is agreeable to the living entity. This feeling may range from a sense of bodily gratification…

What is The International Society for Krishna Consciousness?

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was formed in 1966 by Prabhupada A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who came from India on the order of his Spiritual Master to preach love of…

Back to Godhead — An Essential Service

"Back to Godhead" is published fortnightly to enlighten leaders, religionists, philosophers and people in general on Rational Theism. It is not blind religious fanaticism but it is scientific approach to…

The Magic of a Real Guru

The Magic of a Real Guru

The foremost qualification of a guru is not that the guru establish his superiority (whether by magic tricks or whatever) but that he establish the superiority of God and be…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…