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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…

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.…

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…

God: From “The Force” to the Supreme Person

God: From “The Force” to the Supreme Person

What does our father who art in heaven look like? On the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel there's Michelangelo's painting of God as an old man creating Adam, who, by…

In Pursuit of the Highest Truth

In Pursuit of the Highest Truth

The Highest Truth: When you reach it, will you see a burning bush, a pillar of fire, or a person with unlimited, all-attractive qualities?…

Paradise: An Endless Love

Paradise: An Endless Love

What do we do in paradise? What makes it such a desirable place to be? The dominant image of the kingdom of God I retained from childhood is of a…

“Religion” vs. Love of God

People often cultivate a materialistic approach to God. They pray for material possessions and worldly happiness, regarding God more as their order supplier than as their object of love. …

Whose God is God?

Whose God is God?

The sight of the Cross sent a shiver of hope through the heartsick Christians, and they rallied round Guy's red tent, supplicating the sacred object, begging for a miracle to…

Interview with Dr. Basham

Interview with Dr. Basham

Professor A. L. Basham, one of the world's most highly respected authorities on ancient Indian civilization, has written extensively on the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions.…

Eternal Dharma

Eternal Dharma

The eternal religion, called in Sanskrit "Sanatan Dharma," has no history of beginning or end. By the analytical processes of modern science, we can see that Sanatan Dharma is the…

Morality the American Way — Piety at the Pig Roast

Morality the American Way — Piety at the Pig Roast

The Bible says, "Thou shalt not kill." Yet this simple moral maxim seems impossible for most Americans to accept, or even understand—even those clamoring for a return to morality. …

Krsna’s Message at Westminster Abbey

Krsna’s Message at Westminster Abbey

One of the highlights of last summer's Festival of India in Britain was an ecumenical dialogue at Westminster Abbey, where British clergymen gathered to learn more about the Hare Krsna…

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

West Virginia Sheriff Robert Lightner doesn't like people to shave their heads and wear long robes. "When the founding fathers wrote about freedom of religion," he says, "they didn't have…

The Religion Beyond All Religions

The Religion Beyond All Religions

The perfect socio-religious system is explained by Lord Krsna in Bhagavad-gita. (This system differs from the prejudicial system of caste by birth.)…

American Religious Life — A Vital Transition

American Religious Life — A Vital Transition

the largest number of new groups have come from India—so much so that the phenomenon can almost be considered a missionary movement from India to America.…

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