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Lust and Love

Lust and Love

Maya, the illusory material nature, is duping people into accepting lust in place of love. Lust is what traps the living entities, who are spiritual by nature, in this material…

The Need of Prayers

Peace is possible only when we actually pray to God knowing our relation with Him. Everything that be is an emanation from the Supreme Lord is the version of the…

Election Year: What Are the Choices?

The year of a United States presidential election always brings intense campaigning and debating, out of which we are supposed to choose our favorite candidate. But for many of us,…

A Krsna Conscious Response to Terrorism

A Krsna conscious analysis of terrorism shows sectarianism to be the common denominator of the widely varied terrorist groups. Ignorant sectarianism, churned into hate by people already accustomed to violence,…

Scarcity In The Land Of Surplus

Scarcity In The Land Of Surplus

The United States has enough surplus wheat to provide more than two tons of cereal and baked goods for every American family and enough surplus cheese, butter, and powdered milk…

Animal Forum

Animal Forum

Can an elephant feel sorrow? Do butterflies have worries or aspirations? Can you embarrass a squirrel, or a tiger, or a whale? What do animals think about? …

The Pope, Science, And the Vedas

The Pope, Science, And the Vedas

Now the Vatican, through its Pontifical Academy of Science, is actively soliciting advice from hundreds of the world's leading scientific brains…

Peace Talks Paradox

Peace Talks Paradox

For a growing number of people on both sides of the Atlantic, the nuclear arms buildup is the issue of the eighties. Events just won't let us forget our seemingly…

The Varieties of Happiness

The Varieties of Happiness

Ordinary people are after the happiness of sense enjoyment. The seekers of knowledge are after the happiness that comes from negating sense enjoyment. But real enjoyment is the happiness of…

Purity of Conduct (Basic Principle Of Human Civilization)

If we have to believe the authority of Bhagwat Geeta, we must then admit that corruption of womenfolk in social life is the strongest stumbling block on the progressive march…

Real Religion and Pretentious Religion

There are a number of pretentious religious faiths which pass on by that name but actually there is nothing in essence which can be accepted as real religion.…

On Overcoming Hatred

The ancient Vedic literatures offer serious solutions to human hatred. The history of the great saintly king Dhruva Maharaja gives an instance of how one man overcame a revengeful anger…

George Orwell’s 1984 Revisited (in 1984)

George Orwell’s 1984 Revisited (in 1984)

Life is dreary, dull, joyless. Those who count for anything in society—the employees of the State—live under constant surveillance. A careless remark, a few sentences of despair can cost a…

Conception of Universal Brotherhood

Where we speak of universal brotherhood it must comprehend all brothers and not such brothers and allies as are accepted by the politician who have always some design of self-interest.…

Sufferings of Humanity — Is Providence responsible for it?

No. Providence is not responsible for the sufferings of humanity. The suffering of humanity is the result of its misuse of discriminative power or the little independence which is given…

Human Welfare Activities

We met the other day the founder of one human welfare society and we have been pleased to see the plan. And we suggested a little more improvement on it…

Poet, Lunatic and Lover are All Compact in Thought

Godless leaders do pose themselves as very much thoughtful but the range of such thoughts cannot transcend the limits of sense gratification. Such attitude of thoughtfulness in an immeasurable way-cannot…

Philosophical Problems Within Social Awareness

In the relative truth everything can be known within the purview of time, space and thought but in the realm of the Absolute no such method of scientific thought can…

When God Takes Sides

When God Takes Sides

The powerful tyrant, Kamsa, was as vile as they come. After usurping the throne from his father and killing and imprisoning many of his own relatives, he turned on his…

You Can Talk of Peace Till the Cows Come Home

You Can Talk of Peace Till the Cows Come Home

Kali's spirit of quarrel and hypocrisy pervades even religion and gives God a bad name. Church picnics, hayrides, and bingo parties introduce many of us to drinking, sex, and gambling,…