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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…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

You are trying to know things rationally, but you are not going to the proper teacher. That is one more kind of ignorance—because you do not know that you are…

The Yoga for Our Age

The Yoga for Our Age

In this Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita, the Lord explains that the eightfold yoga system is a means to control the mind and the senses. However, this process is very difficult…

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

Religious Persecution In West Germany. The raid . . . the media barrage . . . the courtroom encounter. A half-million-dollar effort to snuff out the Hare Krishna Movement.…

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. …

Spiritual Cure for Addiction

Spiritual Cure for Addiction

The combination of our medical care and the spiritual care from the Hare Krsna philosophy has resulted in a very powerful tool indeed for the treatment of drug addiction, and…

The Krsna Culture Comes to Latin America

The Krsna Culture Comes to Latin America

A Personal Account by Radha-Krsna Svami When I was a young boy growing up in Mexico City, I would sometimes meditate on what comes after death and why we have…

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius — The Vedic Observer

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius by Balavanta dasa After the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy estimated that the possibility of a nuclear holocaust had been “somewhere around one out of…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Krsna’s Town Gets Bhaktivedanta Gate When pilgrims arrive in northern India’s Vrndavana village, the place in…

The Festival of the Chariots

The Festival of the Chariots

Intimations of a Festive World by Jagajivana dasa This Krsna culture,” His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada used to say, “has so many festivals. We could have one every…

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

A Quick Look at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust The World’s Largest Publisher of Books on Indian Philosophy, Religion, and Culture Books. Sixty-six million of them in print—all designed to meet…

What the Scholars Say About BBT Books

“The philosophical and religious works published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust provide a golden opportunity to Western philosophers, scholars, and people in general to drink deep at the celestial fountain…

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…

Predictions for the Age of Hypocrisy

Predictions for the Age of Hypocrisy

Fifty centuries ago a great sage looked into the future and told us just what to expect. . . An address based on the Srimad-Bhagavatam of Krsna-Dvaipayana Vyasa, given by…

Notes from the Editor

God, Karma, and the World Do you remember 1968—when churches offered “sanctuary” to draft resisters? I was in Boston at that time, and there it was big news for a…