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Life in the Womb

Life in the Womb

According to the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, only in the last twelve weeks of pregnancy does the growing fetus have a right to live despite the…

Everything Belongs to God

Everything Belongs to God

Communism can't work the way Karl Max outlined in his famous Manifesto. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains why Krishna, not the state, must be the center of…

“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…

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.…

Who Is Crazy?

Who Is Crazy?

Those who do not like this Hare Krishna movement say we are "crazy." Similarly, we see a person in material consciousness as a crazy person. Who, then, is actually…

Dying in the Material World

Scientists investigating the causes of aging and death will also have to die. At the time of their death, if they have neglected the purpose of life--spiritual realization--what will they…

The Path of Bhakti

BHAKTI cannot, strictly speaking, be defined, because it is transcendental. Sandilya, however, defines it as: exclusive and intense loving attachment to the Lord. Bhakti is recognized in Srimad-Bhagavatam as the…

Living in the Material World — The Cheaters and the Cheated

If the democratic form of government is to be at all meaningful, the voters must be qualified voters who know how to discriminate between a Madison Avenue illusion and a…

The Education to End All Miseries

The Education to End All Miseries

Human education must not merely instruct us how to prepare for a job or how to speculate upon the imperfect views of great thinkers. Rather, it must enable us to…

Holy Men & Hypocrites

Holy Men & Hypocrites

To avoid confusion, one must use careful intelligence to discriminate between the saints and the swindlers, the incarnations and the imposters, the holy men and the hypocrites.…

Living in the Material World — Running Out of Gas

There is enough energy--but we do not know where to get it or what nature's laws for its distribution are. And by wastefully exploiting whatever sources of energy we have…

Sense Gratification: The Opiate of the People

Sense Gratification: The Opiate of the People

The lifetime of the materialistic man is passed at night either in sleeping or in sex indulgence and in the daytime in making money, by any means, for gratification of…

The Four Enemies of Spiritual Life

The Four Enemies of Spiritual Life

The characteristic of this Kali-yuga age is men become inclined toward four basic sinful activities that break the four pillars of religiosity, leading men into the darkness of passion and…

The Vedic Conception of Communism

The Vedic Conception of Communism

The other day I was reading the paper, Moscow News. There was a Communist congress, and the President declared, "We are ready to take others' experience to improve." So I…

Are We Really Free?

Are We Really Free?

For America to fly the banner of "human rights for the world" presupposes that human rights flourish in our own land. True, we have a representative government and the Bill…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On Christ, Christians and Krishna

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On Christ, Christians and Krishna

"Thou shall not kill" Christians like to misinterpret this instruction. They think the animals have no soul, and therefore they think they can freely kill billions of innocent animals in…

The Things Christ Had to Keep Secret

The Things Christ Had to Keep Secret

"I have yet many things to say unto you," Christ told a world, filled with crudeness and ignorance, "but ye cannot bear them now" (John 16:12).…

Searching for the Place of No Anxiety…

Searching for the Place of No Anxiety…

Atheist-existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre writes that because man wants to be God but cannot, he is a "useless passion" in a universe that has no purpose—and thus, he is always in…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On Christianity and Cow Killing

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On Christianity and Cow Killing

Jesus Christ said, "Thou shall not kill." So why is it that the Christian people are engaged in animal killing? The Bible does not simply say, "Do not kill the…

From Despair to Love (Part 2) Making the Leap of Faith

From Despair to Love (Part 2) Making the Leap of Faith

Soren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, said we have to make the leap of faith and he saw the goal as God. He wrote, "There is a God—His will is…

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