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Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Forty years ago, a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura composed a poem in honor of the appearance of his spiritual master. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta greatly appreciated this simple expression of…

What is a Guru?

What is a Guru?

The guru's business is to see that no human being suffers in this material world. No one can claim that he is not suffering. That is not possible. …

The Dance of Divine Love

The Dance of Divine Love

This article recounts the miraculous dancing and transcendental pastimes performed by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu when He personally took part in the Ratha-yatra festival in Jagannatha Puri, India.…

Attraction for the Message of Krishna

Attraction for the Message of Krishna

Duties [dharma] executed by men, regardless of occupation, are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Supreme Lord.…

Questions for the Welfare of the World

Questions for the Welfare of the World

The problem they discussed was what to do at the time of death. Many great sages and brahmanas made numerous suggestions, but later, at the arrival of Sukadeva Gosvami, it…

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

Yoga is a word becoming increasingly familiar to people all over the world. Many are asking, "What is yoga? What does the yoga practitioner seek to achieve? And what is…

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

The New York Times sent two reporters to cover the event and to speak with Srila Prabhupada. Here, Srila Prabhupada is interviewed by Jon Nordheimer of the Times.…

Taking Shelter of Lord Nityananda

Taking Shelter of Lord Nityananda

When Lord Krishna appeared as Lord Caitanya, His principal associate in spreading the Krishna consciousness movement was Lord Nityananda Prabhu.…

Love Beyond Surrender

Love Beyond Surrender

In Bhagavad-gita Krishna says, Just surrender to Me, and I will give you all protection. Caitanya, in addition, explains the activities following surrender.…

The Basic Scientific Guidebook of Spiritual Realization — Bhagavad-gita As It Is

The Basic Scientific Guidebook of Spiritual Realization — Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Bhagavad-gita is the transcendental science of God spoken by the father of religion Himself, Lord Sri Krishna. It is the essence of all Vedic knowledge.…

“In the Beginning Was the Word”

“In the Beginning Was the Word”

In the Bible it is said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." There is no difference between God…

Secretary To a Pure Devotee

Secretary To a Pure Devotee

Srila Prabhupada has been extensively traveling. Satsvarupa dasa Gosvami traveled with him and kept a personal diary. These are excerpts from that diary.…

Divine Culture

Divine Culture

The Krishna consciousness movement is trying to establish this right system of human civilization, which is known as Krishna consciousness, or daiva-varnasrama—divine culture.…

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

We try to direct them toward what is best and most beautiful and what is most spiritually nourishing in the world about them—that is, insofar as the system allows us.…

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion refers to our constitutional position. It is different from faith. Faith can be changed but according to the Vedic system, religion cannot be changed.…

Perfect Knowledge for Human Society

Perfect Knowledge for Human Society

If a boy wants to know who his father is, the simple process is to ask his mother. The mother will then say, "This is your father." This is the…

What is a Goswami?

What is a Goswami?

The Goswamis were engaged 24 hours a day in the service of Krishna. They slept only two or at the utmost three hours daily. They conquered sleep, eating, collecting…

Becoming Pure — Conversations with a Peace Corps worker in India

Becoming Pure — Conversations with a Peace Corps worker in India

Conversations about spiritual life between Bob Cohen, a young Peace Corps worker in India, and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Recorded at the ISKCON International Center at Lord…

Sri Gurvastakam

Anyone who thus chants these eight beautiful prayers glorifying the spiritual master will certainly get a chance to render direct service to Krishna, the Lord of Vrndavana, after the demise…

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

All glories to you Who have given us light To open our eyes, Which were firmly shut tight. When we first came to you In the darkness of night The…