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Sailing in the Hawaiian Islands Back to Godhead

Sailing in the Hawaiian Islands Back to Godhead

Why did ISKCON need a boat? "The founders of this movement wanted to distribute love of God to every town and village," Narahari said. "In other areas our members go…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in back to godhead, will focus upon the…

Bhakti, Devotion—The Highest Yoga

Bhakti, Devotion—The Highest Yoga

Here it is clearly stated that out of all the different kinds of yogis-—the astanga-yogi, the hatha-yogi, the jnana-yogi, the karma-yogi, and the bhakti-yogi—the bhakti-yogi is on the highest platform…

After Death — Notes from the Editor

Many people haven't given much thought to the question of whether there is life after death, and many even prefer to ignore death. Still, we all must die. Like a…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, will focus upon the…

Radio Krishna in Sweden

Radio Krishna in Sweden

Our lines are jammed from midnight to 6 A.M. An important reason for the show's success is that we touch on real issues and give practical solutions. We go into…

The Sanskrit Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary will focus upon the most important of these (and, occasionally, upon…

Indradyumna Swami Journeys to a Lost City

Indradyumna Swami Journeys to a Lost City

The temple cave of Varaha-Nrsimha juts out from the mountain leading to Ahovalam. Local priests say the Deities in these solid-stone temples were installed thousands of years ago.…

A Day in Vrndavana the Land of Krsna — Notes from the Editor

Walking in the early morning, I see the tower of the Madana-mohana temple in my path. The village of Vrndavana is still dark. I enter the Yamuna's waters, and downriver…

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

1980-09-03Real craftsmanship is, above all else, a spiritual exercise." A mass of spinning clay turns between his fingers. The clay gradually grows into a slender urn that curves and tapers…

Americans — Pilgrims from the New World

Americans have been described as a people in search of a history. Though the great achievements of this country are undeniable, it is a peculiar American trait to be insecure…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Recently the oldest member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Raghava Caitanya dasa, passed away at age ninety-three. …

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Whoever you are, your body is changing. You once had the body of a child. Now you have the body of a young person or old person. The change is…