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Srila Prabhupada, The Great Soul Who Walked Among Us

Srila Prabhupada, The Great Soul Who Walked Among Us

Krishna consciousness never becomes old, it is fresh eternally. Do you know of any book five thousand years old that reads as fresh as Bhagavad-gita? Live in spiritual understanding and…

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

Wherever Srila Prabhupada went, on fourteen journeys around the globe, he constantly spread the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, and when he finally departed he was surrounded by disciples…

The Qualifications of the Spiritual Master

The Qualifications of the Spiritual Master

Although we do not want unhappiness, by our dealings we create enemies, and there is fighting and war. This forest fire of material existence goes on perpetually, and the authorized…

The Prince Passed On Too Soon

The Prince Passed On Too Soon

The king had many wives, but, strangely, he couldn't have a son. What happened when he finally got one was even more strange.…

Reincarnation and Beyond

Reincarnation and Beyond

"I can remember being a young man, a boy, a baby. What was I before that—what will I be next?" Mike Robinson of London Broadcasting Company interviews Srila Prabhupada.…

The Boar Who Battles for Planet Earth

The Boar Who Battles for Planet Earth

Diti felt pressed by Cupid, and she caught hold of Kasyapa's clothing, just like a shameless prostitute. Unable to dissuade his wife, Kasyapa resigned himself to his fate and lay…

The Transcendental Trend in Science

The Transcendental Trend in Science

"Dr. Newton," the man stared, "who made this wonderful contraption? The planets move with utter precision, you know. Why, it's ingenious. Who made it?" "No one," Newton replied. "One day…

In Any Language

In Any Language

In any language, isn't communicating what we really care about? And in any spiritual process, isn't God consciousness all that really counts?…

Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Srila Prabhupada has circled the globe thirteen times to talk on Krishna consciousness with disciples, reporters, professors, and public officials. What follows is a sampling of highlights from Srila Prabhupada's…

Starting to See the Center of Things

Starting to See the Center of Things

If I throw a handful of stones into the water, the circles they make will overlap and clash. But if I could throw the stones all at one center point,…

The Child Who Challenged the Universe

The Child Who Challenged the Universe

My dear Dhruva because you are not born of my womb you do not deserve to sit on the king's lap, nor on the royal throne. If you desire the…

Krishna – The Reservoir of Pleasure

Krishna – The Reservoir of Pleasure

Each of us seeks pleasure. But we do not know how to seek pleasure perfectly. We are frustrated at every step in satisfying our desire for pleasure, because we have…

Gurukula: School for the Soul

if a student has a strong character and a good working understanding of Krishna consciousness, he can apply his Krishna consciousness to whatever he does in life and be an…

Sinister Father Saintly Son

Sinister Father Saintly Son

The demoniac servants of Hiranyakasipu, who had fearful faces, sharp teeth, and reddish beards, then started to strike Prahlada's tender body with their tridents. They shouted, "Chop him up! Pierce…

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

On October 3,1972, psychologist Dr. Gerald Frazer visited His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at ISKCON's world headquarters, in Los Angeles. Their conversation follows.…

An Age-old Tradition Comes to the Western World

An Age-old Tradition Comes to the Western World

For thousands of years devotees in India have known that we can personally see and serve the Lord in His Deity form. Now, to the Western mind this idea may…

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

If you want to be cheated, you will find cheating gurus. But if you are sincere, you will find a sincere guru. The genuine guru is God's representative, and he…

The Birth of Lord Krishna

The Birth of Lord Krishna

In the darkness of night, as a thunderstorm brought heavy rains to Mathura, Krishna appeared before Vasudeva and Devaki within the jail of Kamsa. He had four arms, and held…

Krishna Consciousness: The Spirit of '76!

Krishna Consciousness: The Spirit of '76!

You see them in almost every big city in the United States: devotees of Krishna singing the holy names of God (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare…

Simple Living, High Thinking

Simple Living, High Thinking

Paradoxically, the materially advanced nations are just as frustrated as the developing nations, if not more so. Where materialism has produced the greatest wealth the people suffer from the most…