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If This Were My Last Column… — Notes from the Editor

Surely I should speak the most helpful and essential message I could possibly utter: Please chant these names of God: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare…

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Recently gallery owners and art agents, writers, and publishers converged on the Indian consulate for the first exhibit of the Bhaktivedanta Trust Collection of paintings, photos, and sculpture.…

Benediction At the University of Maryland

Benediction At the University of Maryland

We are all in the womb of the Age of Kali, a historical age in which the faults of society and the individual are like a great ocean. Who has…

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

You can add thousands of 0's together, one after another, but the value will still be 0. It will never become 1. But by the side of 0, if you…

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

The City Council recently passed a resolution congratulating ISKCON for opening a budget vegetarian restaurant in the heart of a deprived section of the inner city.…

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…

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

You may hold unity conferences—hundreds and thousands. But the leaders will never unite, because they have no common platform. You are trying that's nice. But it will never be successful.…

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

When Krishna was unable to find the calves immediately He understood that Brahma had taken them away. To hide the loss from their mothers, Lord Krishna expanded Himself and exactly…

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India Citizenship for ISKCON Guru Since India won her independence in 1947, a mere 952 foreigners…

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

Scientific Views/ The Bhaktivedanta Institute by Richard L. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Richard L. Thompson studied at the State University of New York and Syracuse University and later received a National…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dying Ignorant — Notes from the Editor

Old age means a bit more than having to cut out baseball and tennis. It means we're going to die. So before we get too far along in years, we…

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

King Pariksit was cursed to die within seven days. Yet he took it all as Krsna's will, and at once he went to the Ganges to fast till the fatal…