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A Study in Mysticism

A Study in Mysticism

What is ego? I am pure soul, but with my intelligence and mind I am in contact with matter, and I have identified myself with matter—and this is false ego.…

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om is a manifestation of the Supreme Lord in the form of sound vibration. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. So, Hare Krsna and om have practically the same value,…

Are You Free?

Are You Free?

Many people are under the illusion that they were really happy in their youth. But once the fourfold miseries of material life—birth, disease, old-age and death—manifest themselves, the evanescence of…

The Logic of the Absolute

The Logic of the Absolute

People often ask us, "Can you prove the existence of God?" Proof indicates a conclusive demonstration that establishes the validity of an assertion, in this case the assertion that God…

Three Features of the Absolute

Three Features of the Absolute

One class of transcendentalists are the devotees, who have realized the Absolute Truth to be the Supreme Person. A second class are the yogis, who have realized the Supersoul. And…

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

This material nature is constituted in such a way that we have to suffer; it is God's law. And we are trying to relieve the suffering by patchwork remedies. Everyone…

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

The poet John Berryman was my teacher at the University of Minnesota the year he jumped from a bridge over the Mississippi and killed himself at the age of fifty-seven.…

Receiving Krsna’s Teachings As They Are

Receiving Krsna’s Teachings As They Are

Personalistic Bhagavad-gita scholars reject the idea that God is a formless entity. On the contrary, the personalists, or Vaisnavas, maintain that God's personal form is the source of all others.…

The Search for Self-fulfillment

Since everyone, no matter how he chooses to define the self, is interested in self-fulfillment, it is of paramount importance to know what the self is. Generally our concepts…

Aristotle and His Teachings

Aristotle and His Teachings

By speculation Aristotle may have known something about God, but our point is that we can know everything about God from God Himself. This is not a question of "religion."…

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…

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...…

Seeing Technology in a Spiritual Light

Seeing Technology in a Spiritual Light

you can use the car for reaching people with the message of Krsna consciousness. You can use everything for Krsna. That is what we teach. If there is a…

Beyond the Formless Philosophies

Beyond the Formless Philosophies

By mental speculation one concludes that because material forms are temporary, spirit, to be eternal, must be formless. This reasoning, however, is illogical, like the conditioned thinking of a cow…

Escaping the Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Escaping the Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

In a dream we see so many things that have nothing to do with us. This is our nighttime dream, and we recognize it when we wake up. Unfortunately generally…

Without Him Nothing can Exist

Without Him Nothing can Exist

There are many philosophers. Some of them think the Absolute Truth is impersonal, and others say it is personal. In India the impersonalists are known as Mayavadis and the personalists…

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Do we have free will? Are we all on the same path? Are we going in the same direction? Will we all reach the same destination?…

Neighbor James

Neighbor James

William James’s “Soul Theory” seemed imposing at first—as imposing as William James Hall must have looked to my grandmother. As it turned out, James was pretty close to home. by…

The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

Satyaraja dasa addresses a gathering at the Whole Life Expo in New York City. Thank you for allowing me to speak at the 1985 Whole Life Expo. I would like…

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