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Meat-eating: the West’s Sacred Cow — Notes from the Editor

Americans tend to scorn India's recent national ban on cow slaughter. We have difficulty appreciating the Hindus' view that the cows are holy, and most Americans have little knowledge of…

Waking Up From The American Dream

History's fair-haired flower children have passed ... and in their place comes a changeling generation that may be the most disturbed and demoralized in this century.…

America’s Karma

So they make all the bombs, stock them up, and then Krsna will just use these bombs and these other nasty things they've made, and He will simply kick everything…

The Sexual Revolution of the 60’s and 70’s — Notes from the Editor

Once we become spiritually fulfilled, we'll be finished with sexual problems. In the latter part of our lives, if not much earlier, we'll abstain to concentrate on self-realization and the…

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

by Acyutananda Svami Ever since Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha first captured the fancy of Westerners, it has indeed caused a wave of thought and action, especially among young people. Though the…

Sense Gratification: The Opiate of the People

Sense Gratification: The Opiate of the People

The lifetime of the materialistic man is passed at night either in sleeping or in sex indulgence and in the daytime in making money, by any means, for gratification of…

The Four Enemies of Spiritual Life

The Four Enemies of Spiritual Life

The characteristic of this Kali-yuga age is men become inclined toward four basic sinful activities that break the four pillars of religiosity, leading men into the darkness of passion and…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Illicit Sex and Public Opinion

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Illicit Sex and Public Opinion

Society is just like a child. If a child wants to go to hell, should the father allow it? Society may want so many nonsensical things, but it is the…

Unholy Smokes

Unholy Smokes

Six to nine times more addictive than alcohol, it is also eight times deadlier. Addiction to it is harder to treat and cure than addiction to heroin, and it leads…

Falling for Fido

Falling for Fido

The dog-food aisle runs the full length of the store, where, set against the back wall, one finds an equally long display: the meat cooler. Chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, and…

Illusions of Enjoyment

Illusions of Enjoyment

We are trying to spread Krsna consciousness, but it is a very difficult task because people are so much addicted to material enjoyment. Generally, they do not like this Krsna…

A Spiritual Study of Greed

The Black-marketeers are almost in all cases rich merchants, millionaires, landlords etc. It would not have been possible for them to hoard such huge quantity of clothes and foodgrains if…

Drugs and Ecstasy

Drugs and Ecstasy

Nature produces chemicals which are capable of altering man's consciousness. The average American adult consumes three to five of these mind-altering drugs in the course of each day, and they…

The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

People do not know that they are spoiling their life. They are thinking, "I've got a very nice apartment, a very nice car, a very nice wife, a very nice…

Economic Sanity

Unemployment. Inflation. Recession. High interest rates. Mounting personal, national, and international debt. Depression. The litany of economic woes pours from television, radio, and printed page, and no one can seem…

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

My landlord is a descendant of the Rothschilds, that complex genealogy of European aristocrats who have been accused of everything short of cannibalism, including the takeover of the world by…

Pain: The Truth Doesn’t Hurt

Devotees of Krsna recognize pain as a symptom of embodied life, nature's way of signaling us that since we are eternal beings our presence in a fragile material body is…