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The Birth of God (Lord Caitanya)

The Birth of God (Lord Caitanya)

Lord Caitanya did not need to take birth as an infant; He could have simply manifested Himself, without any so-called mother or father. After all, He is the father of…

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…

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Glory to the sri-krsna-sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death, is extinguished.…

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.…

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

It is hoped that the government authorities will cooperate with our sankirtana parties in enabling us to perform sankirtana on the streets. To do this it is necessary that we…

Can God Do That?

Can God Do That?

If I were to tell you I knew a story about a boy who swallowed a raging forest fire to save his friends and relatives, you'd probably think it was…

The Sense to Know God

The Sense to Know God

Krsna is infinite, while we are smaller than the atom. Therefore it is not possible for us to know the Supreme Personality of Godhead by our ordinary sense perception. It…

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

From the historical records about Lord Caitanya, we certainly see a picture of a God-conscious saint who appeared in India during the sixteenth century. But we have to seek further—into…

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

A pretty girl wearing an exotic Indian dress and carrying a handful of flowers and a shoulder bag full of books pinned a flower on my lapel and asked, "Have…

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…

Children In Krsna Consciousness

Children In Krsna Consciousness

Any child can chant Hare Krsna and dance and feel transcendental ecstasy. That is the special facility of Krsna consciousness—even a child can perform it.…

Lord Caitanya: The Golden Avatara

Lord Caitanya: The Golden Avatara

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is an incarnation of Krsna, and this is confirmed by scholars and devotees. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is confirmed that the incarnation of Krsna or God in this…

Kardama Muni, A First-Class Yogi

Kardama Muni, A First-Class Yogi

Kardama Muni practiced meditative penances on the bank of the Sarasvati River for a period of 10,000 years. It is understood that the yoga system, in order to be rightly…

Liquid Beauty

Liquid Beauty

Why is the attraction between male and female so powerful? What is the essence of this attraction? And why does the Vedic literature call it illusion?…

The Master Plan for Krishna Land at New Vrindaban

The Master Plan for Krishna Land at New Vrindaban

The 25-million-dollar Temple of Understanding will be the main attraction in the Land of Krishna, a one-hundred-acre complex that will include sculptures, botanical gardens, art galleries, multimedia exhibits, a planetarium,…

Reflections At The Zoo

Reflections At The Zoo

I spent an afternoon at the Zoo with my two-year-old son. As I carried him from the elephant compound to the lion house to the bird sanctuary, I began to…

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

The art of making these sweets has been preserved through generations of specialized sweet-makers in India. There the sweet repertoire is extensive and elaborate, and although preparing such sweets may…

True Happiness Must be Eternal

True Happiness Must be Eternal

There are those who will say, "Ah! These Hare Krsna people are just escapists. They cannot face up to life." And our reply is simply, "Yes, we are escapists. You…

Temple Worship

Temple Worship

Service of the Lord, especially in dressing and decorating the temple, accompanied by musical kirtana and spiritual instructions from the scriptures, can alone save the common man from the hellish…