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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…

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Last night you had some dream, but now it has no value. It is gone. And again, tonight when you sleep, you'll forget all these things and dream. You won't…

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

So the first thing is that one should be searching after a spiritual master, just as when you search after some school, you must have at least some preliminary knowledge…

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Suddenly, a huge crocodile attacked the mighty elephant's leg. Gajendra was uncommonly strong, but though he tried and tried, he could not get free. His wives felt aggrieved and began…

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

I am trying to open a temple here because Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura wanted it. I think that after the temple has started, some men, even from America, may be…

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…

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

You may hold unity conferences—hundreds and thousands. But the leaders will never unite, because they have no common platform. You are trying that's nice. But it will never be successful.…

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Prabhupada was convinced if he could start a place where people could come and associate with a pure devotee, the genuine God conscious culture of India could begin in America.…

What is a Mantra?

What is a Mantra?

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…

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

When Krishna was unable to find the calves immediately He understood that Brahma had taken them away. To hide the loss from their mothers, Lord Krishna expanded Himself and exactly…

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…

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India Citizenship for ISKCON Guru Since India won her independence in 1947, a mere 952 foreigners…