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Better Than the Animals

Better Than the Animals

As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

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…

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…

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…

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

If you had known Mr. Griesser in 1920 and then were to see him again today, after a lapse of fifty-eight years, you probably wouldn't recognize him. …

The Eyes to See the “I”

The Eyes to See the “I”

I can see my body, and in a way I can see my mind and intelligence. Now then, what about the “I” who’s doing all this seeing? Can I see…

Life and Death

Life and Death

“What is that force without which a living body becomes a dead body? That’s the one thing the experts can’t quite put their finger on.” by Mandalesvara dasa What is…

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

The wheel of reincarnation carries the soul on its journey through 8,400,000 species of life. At the top of the wheel is human life, which, if spent wisely, can liberate…

Who am I? Understanding Ourselves

Who am I? Understanding Ourselves

For the anti-material particle, which is the vital force, there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does it ever cease to be. It is unborn, eternal, ever-existing,…

Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Is there a higher enjoyment beyond the relative pleasures and pains of material life? His Holiness Revatinandana Svami describes how to achieve the realm of transcendental consciousness, where pleasure is…

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

Human life is meant for cultivating transcendental knowledge. By the process of evolution we have passed through so many kinds of bodies and have now come to this human form.…

Journey to the Real Self

It is by intelligence that I can understand that this body is not me. I may say, "My hand, my head, my arm," but the use of the possessive pronoun…

The Sources of Misery

The Sources of Misery

From the highest planet in the material world, down to the lowest, all are places of misery, where repeated birth and death take place. …

Liquid Beauty

Liquid Beauty

Why is the attraction between male and female so powerful? What is the essence of this attraction? And why does the Vedic literature call it illusion?…

Reflections At The Zoo

Reflections At The Zoo

I spent an afternoon at the Zoo with my two-year-old son. As I carried him from the elephant compound to the lion house to the bird sanctuary, I began to…

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…

A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Fish lived a very ordinary life beneath the waves of the Ocean. But one day he noticed on the beach there were finless creatures having fun. So he rode in…

The Self And Its Bodies

The Self And Its Bodies

As a sleeping person acts according to the body manifested in his and accepts it to be himself, so one identifies with his present body, which he acquired because of…

The Bird in the Cage

The Bird in the Cage

Why is that woman blithely dusting the birdcage when it's the bird itself, obviously sick or hungry, that urgently needs attention? She seems so caught up in polishing her golden…

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