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Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Hare Krsna devotees don't eat meat, fish, or eggs, they don't have to worry about cholesterol in fried foods. A tablespoon of ghee contains only 31 milliliters of cholesterol—nothing compared…

“I Can Accept the Law of Karma, but…”

“I Can Accept the Law of Karma, but…”

Karma is not dependent on whether we choose to accept it or to reject it. It's not under our control, something we can have made to order. It's a law…

In India, A Mad Race For Materialism

In India, A Mad Race For Materialism

Indians have neglected God consciousness. The British introduced materialism, and Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, simply followed this policy, although his spiritually inclined mentor, Mahatma Gandhi, was…

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkie parathas are deep-fried so they turn out more like a pastry than a flat bread. They're multilayered and have a rich, buttery flavor. They're ideal as a breakfast treat…

Introduction to the All-India Issue

Introduction to the All-India Issue

Lord Caitanya stated that anyone born in India has the responsibility to take up this chanting of Hare Krishna and spread it, and He has quoted scripture to state there…

Krsna Returns to India

Krsna Returns to India

We have traveled throughout India—to Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, and to smaller cities too. Practically everybody is won by kirtana—the sound representation of Krsna.…

Hare Krishnas Teach the Real Vedic Culture to India

Hare Krishnas Teach the Real Vedic Culture to India

The tour of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada throughout India attracted much daily news coverage, and many major magazines ran features about Srila Prabhupada and his foreign disciples.…

Press Conference in Surat

Press Conference in Surat

The Indian reporter asked why Americans and Europeans are becoming Hindus. Srila Prabhupada said, "Krsna is not Hindu—you won't find the word Hindu anywhere in Vedic literature."…

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

Advaita Acarya offered to the Deity of Lord Krsna the feast his wife had prepared. Pleased to see the gorgeous arrangement for Krsna's pleasure, Lord Caitanya expressed His great satisfaction.…

A Passage to the Real India

A Passage to the Real India

News of tragedy from India shocked the world—first, the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi followed by mass murders and mayhem, then, hardly a month later, the catastrophic poisonous gas…

Elevation to the Pure Life

Elevation to the Pure Life

Everyone is hankering after happiness and pleasure, and when one's existence is purified he will be placed on the transcendental platform and will be able to enjoy eternal happiness.…

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. …

The Cure for All Despondency

The Cure for All Despondency

Even if one has achieved great success in business, or has amassed great wealth, a nice family, fame, or any amount of worldly or mystical power, still dissatisfaction at the…

The Commonsense Vegetarian

The Commonsense Vegetarian

Many vegetarian foods are a better source of protein than meat is. A typical hundred-gram portion of meat contains about twenty grams of protein, whereas an equal amount of cheese…

Experience of Karma Yoga

In Karma yoga, when you are working for Krishna, you can do your office tasks, speak to people on business, and do whatever you duty happens to be, for it…

Devotional Service: Elevation Over Illusion

The devotees of the Krsna consciousness movement are simply trying to spread this sublime message all over the earth. Observe how people everywhere—in America, Japan, Australia, Canada and Europe—are taking…

Prasadam—Spiritual Food

Prasadam—Spiritual Food

The taking of prasadam, spiritual foodstuffs, by the devotee and the distribution of such foodstuffs to the public is an extremely important part of Krsna consciousness.…

My Encounter With the Art of Perfection

My Encounter With the Art of Perfection

The promise of art is illusory. Art cannot save us, no matter how beautiful and well wrought its objects may be. They are, essentially, fictions. At best, art may palliate…

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

Ice cream, the ingredients don't vary much from one brand to another. But ice cream that's been prepared for Lord Krsna and offered to Him with love and devotion stands…

Transcendental Art

Transcendental Art

Paintings are needed in all the temples, as well as for illustrations in books. For these two reasons an art department has been set up in ISKCON for production of…