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Spiritual Strategies for the Age of Iron

Spiritual Strategies for the Age of Iron

Behind Srila Prabhupada's appearance on the alien Manhattan streets stand five millennia of planning and effort. The story of it opens one sunrise fifty centuries ago in the Himalayas, where…

Prabhupada Preaching to Hippies in New York City

Prabhupada Preaching to Hippies in New York City

"The Swamiji doesn't want anyone smoking pot here." Don denied it: "I have not been smoking. You are not speaking the truth." The boy then reached into Don's shirt pocket…

Bhaktitirtha Swami Returns from Africa — Every Town and Village

Bhaktitirtha Swami Returns from Africa — Every Town and Village

"Much of Africa's population accepts reincarnation," he explained. "And because Africans have a tradition of sitting and hearing from spiritual authorities, my lectures were well received.…

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…

Does Each Person Have His Own Truth! — Speaking Out

Does Each Person Have His Own Truth! — Speaking Out

Sometimes when you're driving you're not sure whether you turned in the right direction, and you suspect that you may in fact be going the wrong way. Then every mile…

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

He was maestro of the chanting, head of the kitchen, and spiritual father to a band of wild, candid young Americans.…

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way.…

A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

our approach is to teach people the purpose of their life. Instead of letting students waste their time carving up their desks, shooting up heroin in the lavatory, and raping…

Tasting the Nectar of Lord Krsna’s Holy Names

Tasting the Nectar of Lord Krsna’s Holy Names

When Lord Krsna appears in the present age His complexion is golden, He is surrounded by various associates, and His mission is to teach people how to make their lives…

Srila Prabhupada’s Sister Passes Away

Srila Prabhupada’s Sister Passes Away

A few minutes past 6:00 p.m. on March 13, at the ISKCON center in Sridham Mayapur, West Bengal, Srila Prabhupada's younger sister Srimati Bhavatarini-devi dasi passed away. …

Srila Prabhupada: Chartering a New Society

Srila Prabhupada: Chartering a New Society

1966: The Lower East Side, New York. The building was humble, the membership small, yet Srila Prabhupada's vision encompassed the whole world.…

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…

Impressions of India

I had been present at the passing of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and my mind was now exhausted from the mixture of appalling…

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Prabhupada retired through the rear door, back up to his apartment, his guests would disappear through the front door, back into the city. Don and Raphael would turn out the…

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is…

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is a little difficult to understand this movement, because it is a spiritual movement. Unfortunately, people have practically no information about what spirit is and what a spiritual…

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

His lecture is very basic and yet (for restless youth) heavily philosophical. Some can't take it, and they rise to leave. Some, upon hearing his first words, have already risen…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta therefore taught that devotees should be eager to use everything possible for one central purpose: to broadcast the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

Turning Forty — Notes from the Editor

The other day, while here in Boston, I turned forty years old. I remembered when I was twenty-five years old and went out to chant Hare Krsna with my fellow…