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How a Krsna Conscious Woman Achieved Liberation

How a Krsna Conscious Woman Achieved Liberation

Recently I was reading one of the many new books by women who feel they should make their miserable plight known to the world. The book read like a horror…

The Wedding: The Biography of a Pure Devotee

The Wedding: The Biography of a Pure Devotee

Shortly after founding the first Krsna conscious temple in the West, Srila Prabhupada organized the first Vedic marriage ceremony, replete with fire sacrifice, garlands, exotic foods, and an intimation of…

The Krsna Conscious Vision of Spiritual Equality

The Krsna Conscious Vision of Spiritual Equality

Attempts to establish equality among all people are naive and superficial unless supported by spiritual understanding. Materially, we are not equal. Some people are geniuses; others are fools.…

Dharma—Nature, Duty, and Divine Service

Dharma—Nature, Duty, and Divine Service

Srila Prabhupada often translates dharma simply as "religion." But he indicates that he uses this particular translation for convenience and for want of a better single English term, and he…

“Global 2000″—Kali-yuga Report to the President

“Global 2000″—Kali-yuga Report to the President

The President was informed that the earth and life on it are slowly dying. And that's putting it euphemistically. The outlook is bleak. The report, entitled "Global 2000," paints a…

Krsna Consciousness, A Gift for World Unity

Krsna Consciousness, A Gift for World Unity

As far as the Krsna conscious movement is concerned, there is really no such thing as East and West. For instance, the sun rises from the eastern horizon and sets…

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

A million dollars and three dozen magazine covers later, Anne had wealth, fame, and apartments in most European capital cities. Anne Schaufuss had everything. Except, maybe, happiness. …

Jnana Dasa — How I Came To Krsna Consciousness

Jnana Dasa — How I Came To Krsna Consciousness

I finished the school year, bade farewell to my family, girlfriend, and other intimates, and set off for Japan to practice Zen in earnest.…

Immortal Longings and Sex

Immortal Longings and Sex

The illusion I want to destroy is perhaps the most deeply rooted and pervasive of all human convictions. It is the idea that we can achieve happiness through the enjoyment…

The First Initiation — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

The First Initiation — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

Prabhupada announced that he would soon hold an initiation. "What's initiation, Swamiji?" one of the boys asked, and Prabhupada replied, "I will tell you later."…

Returning to the Abode of Real Pleasure

Returning to the Abode of Real Pleasure

Radha and Krsna are always engaged in loving affairs in the kunja, the groves of Vrndavana. Krsna is very dear to the gopis and the gopas. Vrndavana is a village…

The Peace Vigil — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

The Peace Vigil — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

The '60s proved a fertile field for Prabhupada's planting the seeds of Krsna consciousness in the West. Now the intensifying war in Vietnam, bringing forth a widespread clamor for peace,…

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.…

Hare Krsna Palace of Gold Honored in the New York Times

Hare Krsna Palace of Gold Honored in the New York Times

This is the second of three celebrations of the construction of the palace. The first, last September, was a dedication. When the third occurs, on the occasion of a festival…

Becoming Eager to See Krsna

Becoming Eager to See Krsna

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, reveals Himself in His original form only to those who strive to serve Him with eagerness and devotion. …

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

The process of perception begins when light from an object enters the eye and is focused on the retina. This light stimulates a series of neurochemical reactions that ultimately reach…

The Biography of a Pure Devotee — The Excursion

The Biography of a Pure Devotee — The Excursion

The small storefront temple at 26 Second Avenue had begun to thrive. Srila Prabhupada, by his chanting, his strong preaching, his delicious meals of prasadam, but most of all by…

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…

Entering the Spiritual Sky

Entering the Spiritual Sky

The material world appears like a cloud covering a small portion of the spiritual sky. The Vedic scriptures explain that although the material world undergoes perpetual creation and annihilation, the…

Srila Prabhupada’s Perpetual Gifts

Srila Prabhupada’s Perpetual Gifts

There were predictions that after his disappearance the movement and teachings he had established would soon fall apart. Now it is three years later, and Srila Prabhupada's unique contributions are…

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