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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Srila Prabhupada has circled the globe thirteen times to talk on Krishna consciousness with disciples, reporters, professors, and public officials. What follows is a sampling of highlights from Srila Prabhupada's…

The Child Who Challenged the Universe

The Child Who Challenged the Universe

My dear Dhruva because you are not born of my womb you do not deserve to sit on the king's lap, nor on the royal throne. If you desire the…

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…

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

On October 3,1972, psychologist Dr. Gerald Frazer visited His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at ISKCON's world headquarters, in Los Angeles. Their conversation follows.…

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

If you want to be cheated, you will find cheating gurus. But if you are sincere, you will find a sincere guru. The genuine guru is God's representative, and he…

Declaring Our Dependence on God

Declaring Our Dependence on God

Americans fought for Independence to assure life, liberty, and happiness. Prabhupada explains that Americans can actually achieve these things only by maintaining a God conscious society, with God conscious leaders.…

The Secret of Real Religion

Today, it seems, there are more spiritual groups than ever before competing for public attention and allegiance. Freelance reporter Sandy Nixon finds out what makes Krishna consciousness unique in an…

Eyes to See God

Eyes to See God

How can we get the eyes to see God? How can we become God conscious, Krishna conscious, in every step of our life? Actually, Krishna makes it very easy for…

Plato’s Politics

Plato’s Politics

Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their…

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

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 Peace Formula

if you want peace, you will have to change your consciousness into Krishna consciousness, both individually and collectively, by the process of chanting the holy name of God. This…

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 Deliverance of Ajamila

The Deliverance of Ajamila

Ajamila came upon a lusty low-class man kissing a prostitute. They were drunk, and smiling. The prostitute's dress was loose. When Ajamila saw her, the lusty desires in his heart…

Crime: Why and What to Do

Crime: Why and What to Do

Criminals struck every three seconds in the United States as crime rose a dramatic eighteen percent in 1974. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada discusses the problem with Chicago…

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…

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Everything should be done on the basis of love. Strictness is not very good. The students should act automatically, out of love. That is wanted. Superficially, strictness may be necessary—if…

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Even in the so-called normal condition, the pleasure derived from sexual intercourse is simply frustrating and insignificant. For ordinary men attached to the materialistic way of life, their only pleasure…

Summer Sessions With Srila Prabhupada

Summer Sessions With Srila Prabhupada

He's probably logged as much flight time as any other traveling emissary. Prabhupada has circled the globe twelve times visiting his ISKCON centers, lecturing and insuring a high standard of…