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Women in Krsna Consciousness—Questions and Answers

Women in Krsna Consciousness—Questions and Answers

Although the women's liberation movement may offer some worth-while proposals, it generally ignores this highest goal. But by becoming Krsna conscious, a woman is liberated in this life and the…

A Message to Businessmen: Don’t Forget Spiritual Culture

A Message to Businessmen: Don’t Forget Spiritual Culture

We understand business to mean "occupational duty." According to our Vedic culture, there are different types of business. The four divisions of the social system, based on people's qualities and…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On War and Death

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On War and Death

The atom bomb manufacturer is thinking he is successful in his life by building an atom bomb, but he does not know how to save himself from death. Nothing he…

How a Krsna Conscious Woman Achieved Liberation

How a Krsna Conscious Woman Achieved Liberation

Recently I was reading one of the many new books by women who feel they should make their miserable plight known to the world. The book read like a horror…

The Krsna Conscious Vision of Spiritual Equality

The Krsna Conscious Vision of Spiritual Equality

Attempts to establish equality among all people are naive and superficial unless supported by spiritual understanding. Materially, we are not equal. Some people are geniuses; others are fools.…

Dharma—Nature, Duty, and Divine Service

Dharma—Nature, Duty, and Divine Service

Srila Prabhupada often translates dharma simply as "religion." But he indicates that he uses this particular translation for convenience and for want of a better single English term, and he…

“Global 2000″—Kali-yuga Report to the President

“Global 2000″—Kali-yuga Report to the President

The President was informed that the earth and life on it are slowly dying. And that's putting it euphemistically. The outlook is bleak. The report, entitled "Global 2000," paints a…

Decent, Hardworking “Misled” People — Notes from the Editor

A regular occurrence around here is that each year the local newspaper carries an article commending us for our hard work and decency but condemning us for not being Christians.…

Immortal Longings and Sex

Immortal Longings and Sex

The illusion I want to destroy is perhaps the most deeply rooted and pervasive of all human convictions. It is the idea that we can achieve happiness through the enjoyment…

The Hard Rain of Karma — The Vedic Observer

The whole world has come under the spell of economic development, which, in a simpler sense, means greed. And our leaders themselves openly admit it—they actually want us to become…

Defining The Religious Principle

Defining The Religious Principle

Religion is something you participate in; it's not a spectator sport. Because it is based on faith, there's no question of understanding it from the outside. Of course, it is…

Politics of Transcendence — The Vedic Observer

The Republican Party seems to have emerged from its recent national convention as a reconstituted American conservative party, and the November elections may give the voters at least the appearance…

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

What Is the Best Spiritual Process? After giving a lecture in Bombay in April 1979 Srila Hrdayananda dasa Goswami Acaryadeva answered a probing question from the audience: ‘All over the…

Socrates and His Teachings — A Vedic Perspective

Socrates and His Teachings — A Vedic Perspective

Socrates faces his death calmly and without fear, an attitude he said was but proper for a philosopher who is interested only in the care of his soul and is…

Yoga Mush and the Jerk Divine

Krishna meditated, He became God. Buddha meditated, he became god. Jesus meditated, he became god. Now god wants you to meditate so you can become god...…

A Look at the U.S. Presidency — Notes from the Editor

Like all Americans, I've seen my destiny shaped by the U.S. presidents under whose rule I have lived and served. But now that I think about it, although my life…

How I Was Saved From Being “Saved” — The Vedic Observer

Strange that these Baptists should discover, looking back at them under a shaven head marked with the twin clay lines of tilaka—the signs of a servant of Visnu—such a disconcertingly…

Can Religions Compete?

Can Religions Compete?

He considered how a religion, as a whole, measures up to narrow expectations drawn from Christianity. Thus he complained, "India has no 'expiator' [referring specifically to Jesus], no Golgotha [the…

The Most Confidential Knowledge

The Most Confidential Knowledge

Engage your mind always in thinking of Me and become My devotee. Offer obeisances and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.…

Hare Krsna Confronts B’nai B’rith — Fighting Religious Defamation

Hare Krsna Confronts B’nai B’rith — Fighting Religious Defamation

Devotees of Krsna were surprised, therefore, when they recently found a B'nai B'rith pamphlet rife with stereotypes of Krsna devotees as cultists and brainwashed robots. Such caricatures, the devotees thought,…

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