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“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.…

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…

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.…

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).…

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…

Religion: Separating the Bogus from the Bonafide

Religion: Separating the Bogus from the Bonafide

Who will say which religion is false and which genuine, which harmful and which beneficial? What we need is not someone's self-interested opinion but a reliable, nonsectarian standard for separating…

What Augustine Knew and Didn’t Know About The Science of the Soul

What Augustine Knew and Didn’t Know About The Science of the Soul

Early Church father Augustine thought God eternally abandons some souls to soul-death. This is not so, our consciousness can always be revived, and that is the conviction of the Krishna…

A Christian Tribute to Krsna Consciousness

A Christian Tribute  to Krsna Consciousness

The following is a statement by Dr. Harvey Cox, theologian at Harvard Divinity School, at a symposium titled "Krishna Consciousness and Religious Freedom," conducted at the Center for the Study…

Thinking About God For A Change

Thinking About God For A Change

"Despite the current conservative movement, images of God are in flux," says Wade Clark Roof, a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts.…

The Descent of God

The Descent of God

Krsna points to this essential religion at the end of the Bhagavad-gita. "Abandon all varieties of religion," He urges Arjuna, "and just surrender to Me"…

Krsna or Christ—The Name Is the Same

Krsna or Christ—The Name Is the Same

When an Indian person calls on Krsna, he often says, "Krsta." Krsta is a Sanskrit word meaning "attraction." So when we address God as "Christ," "Krsta," or "Krsna," we indicate…

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed Be Thy Name

The Bible has nearly a hundred verses that praise the power, glory, and excellence of God's hallowed name. The Bible's authors obviously considered the holy name of the Lord very…

Religion’s Ultimate Goal

Generally people pray, perform rituals, and so on, in hopes of attaining temporary goals: better health, a good marriage, success in business. But in Bhagavad-gita Sri Krsna advises that those…

Sankirtana in the Bible

Even a quick reading of the Bible will show that sankirtana was very much present indeed amongst the ancient Jews and early Christians and that it was certainly stressed by…

Religion and the Engines of War

Many conflicts around the world are being billed as "religious wars." Fighting between the Sikhs and Hindus in India, Christians and Moslems in Beirut, Moslem sects of Iran and…

“We Need to Apply Ourselves to the Teachings of God”

“We Need to Apply Ourselves to the Teachings of God”

A conversation between Tamal Krishna Goswami, one of the spiritual masters of the Hare Krsna movement, and Cardinal Jaime Sin, Archbishop of Manila.…

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…

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…

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