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The Buffalo Lectures of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

The Buffalo Lectures of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

If you try to hear about Krishna Krishna will help to cleanse away these contaminated things, accumulated during years and years of darkness. Because the very hearing is piety, therefore…

The Great Soul Who Walks Among Us

The Great Soul Who Walks Among Us

Swamiji has said that what is important is sincerity. Not the rules and regulations, but sincerity. To the sincere devotee, Krishna from within the heart reveals, and everything is taken…

Fathers and Sons

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami once explained the transcendental situation of father-and-son: You have accepted me as father, so I have also accepted you as my dear and real son. This relationship…

The Hare Krishna Explosion

The Hare Krishna Explosion

I'll never forget the first night I went to see Prabhupad. Four of my friends were sufficiently interested to attend his "class." When we began chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra…

An Indian Saint in America

An Indian Saint in America

Bhaktivedanta Swami was the inheritor of a revitalized Caitanyaite tradition as it came down from Bhaktivinoda and Bhaktisiddhanta. He was born in Calcutta in 1896 and received an English education…

Srila Prabhupada: “Your Ever Well-Wisher”

ISKCON Cinema has just released a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada. Titled Your Ever Well-Wisher, the film traces Srila Prabhupada's life from his birth in Calcutta in 1896…

Srila Prabhupada’s Biography

Srila Prabhupada was much more than the spiritual master of a few thousand disciples. He was truly a spiritual teacher for the millennium, because he revealed the pure spiritual path…

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Just hearing that Swamiji was coming back to New York, the devotees, having felt separation from their Spiritual Master, were filled now with so much bliss. Their joyful shouts of…

Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

In 1952 Srila Prabhupada began preaching Krsna consciousness in Jhansi. With the support of local doctors and businessmen, he began an organization—the League of Devotees—dedicated to spreading Krsna consciousness in…

Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

With Krsna consciousness flourishing on New York's Lower East Side, Srila Prabhupada felt he could entrust the New York center to his followers and expand the movement west.…

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

With World War II raging in Europe and the Far East, Srila Prabhupada launches BACK TO GODHEAD magazine and addresses the issues of the day from a Krsna conscious viewpoint.…

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

Absolute is sentient, Thou hast proved, Impersonal calamity Thou hast removed. This gives us a life Anew and fresh. Worship Thy feet, Your Divine Grace.…

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krsna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a…

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

At our first meeting I started arguing with him, sometimes foolishly, sometimes methodically and logically. The first epithet I received from him was "You are a mudha, a big fool."…

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada (then known as Abhay Charan De) was skeptical: he had seen too many "holymen" at his father's house—professional beggars, ganja smokers, and the like. But this person was…

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Abhay wanted to have his own cart and to perform his own Ratha-yatra, and naturally he turned to his father for help. Gour Mohan agreed, but there were difficulties. When…

Srila Prabhupada: A Child Sent by Krishna

Srila Prabhupada: A Child Sent by Krishna

An astrologer did a horoscope for the child, and the family was made jubilant by the auspicious reading. The astrologer made a specific prediction: When this child reached the age…

Waves of Ecstasy in California

Waves of Ecstasy in California

Srila Prabhupada had planted the seed of Krsna consciousness in the fertile ground of New York's Lower East Side and seen it take root and flourish. But when he came…

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Haight-Ashbury

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Haight-Ashbury

San Francisco, 1967. Prabhupada's temple had become an integral part of the youth scene in the Haight-Ashbury district. Now, unexpectedly, the Lord of the universe came to the temple through…

A Refuge For The Hippies — The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

A Refuge For The Hippies — The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada had come to San Francisco as the hippie movement was reaching its height. He found his small temple on Frederick Street, in the heart of the Haight-Ashbury district…

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