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Christ Is Our Guru — Srila Prabhupada

Christ Is Our Guru — Srila Prabhupada

Jesus Christ is our guru. Christ is preaching consciousness of God. So he is our guru, our spiritual master. That's a fact. Don't take him otherwise. He's our guru.…

Hindus in the West: The Challenge to Spiritual Roots

Indians in the West can succeed materially. But the challenge remains: will they be able—and willing—to retain their cultural origins?…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

It will be settled at death. That's all. A rascal may think foolishly that life is absurd—but death will not be absurd. Lord Krsna says, "Everyone must finally accept…

Why Our Schools Don’t Have a Prayer — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why Our Schools Don’t Have a Prayer — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is all cheating. You have left God out. That is the height of cheating. So naturally the rest of your so-called schooling must also be cheating.…

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

My first impression of the Hare Krsna temple was, "Here is something that is very beautiful and lovely." As far as the worship was concerned, it was the happiness of…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

In America and India and so many countries all over the world, they have a "secular state." The government leaders say they don't want to favor any particular religion, but…

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

From his behavior I can understand he is rascal number one. I do not want to know about him, but what he has done makes it obvious. But the wonderful…

More on Faith Healing — Notes from the Editor

I read with much dismay your reflections ("Healer, Heal Thyself") in Vol. 13, No. 9. What gives you the right to criticize faith healers and charismatics? Most of them that…

Peoples Temple in Guyana — The Vedic Observer

The bizarre mass suicide-murder of 913 members of the Peoples Temple in Guyana has raised serious questions about unscrupulous religious leaders who exploit their followers, stripping their souls and pockets…

Faith Healer, Heal Thyself — Notes from the Editor

In recent years thousands of religious figures have taken up faith healing. They use all kinds of approaches, but basically they claim that through their charismatic prayer and laying on…

The Secret of Real Religion

Today, it seems, there are more spiritual groups than ever before competing for public attention and allegiance. Freelance reporter Sandy Nixon finds out what makes Krishna consciousness unique in an…

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

“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…

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