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Knowledge? — Letters

Jnana is "book knowledge" or "theory" because it entails the renunciation of all work, the suppression of the senses, and the rejection of the world as false. Vijnana is realized…

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Moscow—Members of the Hare Krishna sect said Monday that despite an easing of restrictions on political dissent, Soviet authorities are still detaining followers in prisons and psychiatric hospitals.…

Build Your Nations on the Spiritual Platform

Build Your Nations on the Spiritual Platform

The sage does not make any distinction on the basis of color, intelligence or species. He sees every living entity as a small particle of spirit soul.…

Letters

It is so unfortunate that in most parts of India we know very little about Lord Caitanya. All I knew was that He was a very great devotee; I knew…

International Society For Krishna Consciousness Centers Around The World

AFRICA Nairobi Kenya c/o ISKCON, P. O. Box 28946 (E. Africa) THE AMERICAS Atlanta Georgia 24 NE 13th St./ (404) 892-9386 Austin Texas 9714 Dallum/ (512) 837-0085 Bloomington Indiana 1130…

Notes From The Lectures of Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta

The Bhagavad-Gita is an authoritative statement given to Arjuna by Lord Krishna. It must be borne in the mind that the Bhagavad-Gita was spoken on a battlefield. Before the battle,…

Notes from the Editor

“Did Shakespeare Know the Lord?” Joseph Gallagher, a liberal clergyman serving in Baltimore, is the author of Diary of a City Priest. In his chronicle for 1979 he noted, “One…

Letters

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The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day Relief Short-Lived by Dvarakadisa-devi dasi Nancy Wexler is a forty-one-year old neuropsychologist who, having witnessed her mother’s agonizing battle with fatal Huntington’s…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bolivia’s President Receives Books Bolivia’s president, Dr. Victor Paz Eastenssoro, received some of Srila Prabhupada’s books…

Responsible Parenthood

Responsible Parenthood

A mother-to-be ponders karma, reincarnation, and devotional service to Krsna. by Visakha-devi dasi When, one crystal-clear morning in January of 1982, my husband Yadubara and I first learned that we…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Italians Gain Spiritual Perspective on Animal Rights Florence, Italy—Animal-rights activists recently met at ISKCON’s Villa Vrndavana…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day The Intellectual Animal by Rupanuga dasa Eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. These propensities are common to the animal, including the human animal.…

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II bows slightly to receive a garland worn earlier by the Krsna Deity at London's ISKCON center. Making the presentation is eight ·year-old Bhaktimati dasi.…

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

Hare Krsna devotees from Denver started ISKCON's fifteenth farm community, a 340-acre spread atop Sunshine Mesa and overlooking the Peonia-Hotchkiss fruit valley, on the western slope of the Colorado…

A Manifesto of Krishna Consciousness

A Manifesto of Krishna Consciousness

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a movement aiming at the spiritual reorientation of mankind through the simple process of chanting the holy names of God. …

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Prabhupada wanted to start farm projects. For many years the devotees had been trying to get people to accept Krishna consciousness as it appears in books like Bhagavad-gita. "But, if…

London Soho Street Hare Krishna Temple

London Soho Street Hare Krishna Temple

In London on Soho Street just off Oxford Street, English devotees of Lord Krsna have opened a new cultural center that includes a temple, a theater, and a vegetarian restaurant.…

How to Get Free of False Ego

How to Get Free of False Ego

The original consciousness of the self cannot be awakened as long as it is contaminated by material affection. The soul in his pure state does not want anything material.…

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

"These Krsna conscious children are all wide-eyed and alert, and they concentrate on their studies. Most public school kids are busy dressing up to attract the opposite sex, passing notes,…