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The Only True thing I have Found is Krishna Consciousness

I was raised an orthodox Jew. Throughout my life, I have searched to find the truth. I have a master's degree in theology. I've tried Judaism and Born-Again Christianity. But…

Not Practicing What You Preach — Letters

Hare Krishna's not practicing what you preach. You print magazines, use building materials for temples all over the world, use cars, trucks and other means of transportation to spread your…

Practical Action in Politics? — Letters

In the face of perhaps a global nuclear holocaust, is there any scope within Krsna consciousness for practical action—say as in the realm of politics?…

God as a Fire in a Bush — Disgusting!

I was born and brought up in a Vaisnava family. From my early childhood, I had the privilege to learn about Krsna and worship Him. So when I came to…

Everything Belongs to Krishna? — Letters

In "The Vedic Observer" section of your October issue you say that since everything belongs to the Supreme Person, we're thieves if we claim anything belongs to us. Does that…

Do I have to Live in a Temple to be a Devotee? — Letters

Do I have to be initiated and live at a temple in order to become a pure devotee, in order to see Krsna face to face and become His eternal…

On Deprogramming — Letters

I was advised to have my daughter deprogrammed. I read up on deprogramming and its ramifications. I also felt my daughter had and has freedom of choice, freedom of religious…

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I am a bit sad to hear how Srila Prabhupada and many of his disciples say that modern scientists are atheistic fools. I myself am a scientist and have studied…

Why Did We Come to the Material World? — Letters

Since we are part and parcel of the Divine, we must have been in the divine, eternal, spiritual world at one time. Also, in the Bhagavad-gita Lord Krishna proclaims, "Those…

It Started at a Rock ‘n Roll Dance in London

I went to a rock 'n roll dance in London. I knew that the advertised "Radha Krishna Temple" was 6 devotees from the Temple in San Francisco. I saw the…

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I studied electricity. By the time I was finished, I felt I was very much in contact with a phenomenon that lacked sensible understanding. I mean, what really is a…

Question on Karma — Letters

If it is your karma to be Krishnas, then why bother to go out and try to convert people to your way of life? Why not let them just live…

An Open Letter to Pope Paul VI from A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

An Open Letter to Pope Paul VI from A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Your Holiness is the head of a great religious sect, I think we should meet together and chalk out a program for cooperation. Human society cannot any longer be allowed…

My Heart Melted in the Kirtan — Letters

I visited the temple. They had kirtana going and within a matter of minutes my heart swelled with ecstasy and tears rolled down my cheeks. That was a turning point…

Supporting Science — Letters

Prabhupada argues science is not scientific because it is upheld by belief rather than fact. The justification he cites is that science cannot prove that life originates from chemicals. Yet…

Devotees are “Too Good”? — Letters

I think the Hare Krsnas (along with the members of most other religions) are in danger of falling into the "virtue trap." How "good" should a person be? …

On Rabbi Kushner’s book again… – Letters

After reading Ravindra-svarupa dasa's article on Rabbi Kushner's book Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, one really begins to wonder how someone who's supposed to have some religious responsibility…

On Jesus Christ — Letters

In the October issue of BTG, the "Yoga Dictionary" made a careless definition of Christ. It was stated, "The Bible speaks of Jesus Christ as the son of God, and…

The Meaning of the Mantra – Letters

Arthur Avalon [a writer on yoga] places as: Ram the mantra of the Manipura cakra (around the navel) and Ha . . . Ksa . . . for the petals…

Letters — Supporting the Secular State

"People have the right to believe in whatever they wish, and such freedom exists only in countries which uphold the ideal of separation of church and state."…

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