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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…

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

In New York, Srila Prabhupada had nowhere to stay but the asrama of an impersonalist svami. To see students listening to a speaker who denied the Personality of Godhead was…

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…

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

During a strife-filled era in India Queen Kunti and her sons endured many hardships. Their enemies drove them out of their kingdom, tried to poison them and trapped them 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,…

Evolution – A Theory in Danger of Extinction

Evolution – A Theory in Danger of Extinction

A scientist must be able to explain the origin of natural phenomena. As soon as he denies the existence of God, he must answer the question "Then where has life…

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…

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves by Lord Brahma

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves by Lord Brahma

Lord Brahma had been watching Krishna. Brahma decided to show some of his own power and test the power of Krishna, who was engaged in His childhood pastimes. Therefore, in…

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…

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

When Srila Prabhupadas bus arrived at the terminal, it was past midnight. Mr. Gopal Agarwal, his sponsor, was waiting with the familys Volkswagen bus to drive him to Butler, about…

These Farmers Know a Lot More Than Farming

These Farmers Know a Lot More Than Farming

Srila Prabhupada didn't want just an ordinary farm, and he certainly didn't want an agribusiness. What he did want was a self-sufficient spiritual community where all kinds of people would…

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…

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Four days after his thirty-eighth birthday, Srila Prabhupada's very dear disciple Jayananda dasa passed away in his quarters at the Los Angeles Temple complex (New Dvaraka). For the last few…