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Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

The whole purpose of the yoga system is to make the mind our friend. The mind in material contact is our enemy, just like the mind of a person in…

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

During a strife-filled era in India Queen Kunti and her sons endured many hardships. Their enemies drove them out of their kingdom, tried to poison them and trapped them in…

The Anatomy of the Self

The Anatomy of the Self

I remember we played for hours, taking him apart and piecing him back together. In the process we were learning about our own bodies—the heart, lungs, brain, muscles, veins, arteries,…

How Krsna’s Garden Grows

How Krsna’s Garden Grows

"A few days ago," says Jennifer, "a woman stopped by the nursery and mentioned she'd just been to an interesting spiritual asrama in Miami. She said I ought to drive…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

If I chant Hare Krsna, will I be able to levitate? Why not keep the Hare Krsna mantra secret, like other mantras? If you chant a mantra in public,…

Lord Krishna’s Pure Devotee Reaches America

Lord Krishna’s Pure Devotee Reaches America

The Jaladuta is a regular cargo carrier of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, but there is a single passenger cabin aboard. For the voyage from Calcutta to New York in…

Plastic Surgery: Facing the Facts — Notes from the Editor

Time noted recently, "surgery offices were under siege by callers who had seen the results of a notable example of cosmetic surgery, evident in before-and-after pictures of the former First…

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

The rain stopped early this morning but the water is steadily rising. The basement and first floors of the buildings are submerged and everyone has moved to the top floor…

Tiger Consciousness — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Tiger Consciousness — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The tiger is made by nature's law in that way, so therefore he can do that. You cannot do it—your nature is different. You have discrimination, you have conscience, you…

The Chariot of the Body

The Chariot of the Body

Our material body is a lot like a chariot. It has five horses (the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell). Each of us is a spiritual soul riding…

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

When Srila Prabhupadas bus arrived at the terminal, it was past midnight. Mr. Gopal Agarwal, his sponsor, was waiting with the familys Volkswagen bus to drive him to Butler, about…

Mother Nature and the Origins of Opulence

Mother Nature and the Origins of Opulence

Human prosperity flourishes by natural gifts and not by gigantic industrial enterprises. The gigantic industrial enterprises are products of a godless civilization, and they cause the destruction of the noble…

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Four days after his thirty-eighth birthday, Srila Prabhupada's very dear disciple Jayananda dasa passed away in his quarters at the Los Angeles Temple complex (New Dvaraka). For the last few…