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Displaying the Universal Form

Displaying the Universal Form

The Transcendental Pastimes of Lord Krsna Had little Krsna really put dirt in His mouth? Mother Yasoda decided she’d find out for herself. by Drutakarma dasa Mother Yasoda loved Krsna…

God Is Light and Much More

God Is Light and Much More

A talk given by Acyutananda Svami in Los Angeles, March 1978. Translation of a Sanskrit Verse (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.3) “The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has…

Godhead and His Potentialities

Godhead and His Potentialities

The highest form of philanthropic or altruistic service that a man can render to his fellow brethren—is the propagation of transcendental service of the Personality of Godhead by awakening the…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Krishna Meditation

Krishna Meditation

Krishna, tending the cows and accompanied by Sri Balarama and the cowherd boys, began to vibrate His transcendental flute. When the cowherd girls of Vrindavan heard the sweet vibration, they…

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…

From Sadist to Saint

From Sadist to Saint

He enjoyed half-killing animals and watching them writhe in pain. But before long he wouldn't harm and ant... All because of meeting a great sadhu.…

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

Since the beginning of time, avatars have descended from the spiritual world to impart transcendental knowledge. But none have ever distributed knowledge or love of God as freely as the…

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

Rukmini's brother Rukmi arranged for her to be married to Sisupala, a determined enemy of Krishna. When the black-eyed, beautiful Rukmini heard of this settlement, she became very morose. …

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The incarnation for Kali-yuga is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is also called Gauranga or Gaurasundara because of His golden hue. His complexion is golden, and His activities engage everyone in…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Buddhists began to chant the holy names of Krishna, Rama and Hari in unison. Soon the Buddhist scholar regained consciousness and also began to chant the holy name of…

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Coming before Gopala, the elderly brahmana said, "My dear Lord, please witness that I have given my daughter to this boy." In India the custom is to honor any promise…

The Gopis Enchanted by the Flute

The Gopis Enchanted by the Flute

Krishna was very expert in playing the flute, and the gopis were captivated by the sound vibration, which was not only attractive to them, but to all living creatures who…

The Heroes of Vrindavan Forest

The Heroes of Vrindavan Forest

Accompanied by the cowherd boys and Balarama, Krishna brought forward the cows and played on His flute throughout the forest of Vrindavan, which was full of flowers, vegetables, and pasturing…