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Do I have to Live in a Temple to be a Devotee? — Letters

Do I have to be initiated and live at a temple in order to become a pure devotee, in order to see Krsna face to face and become His eternal…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

Five centuries ago, while spreading the maha-mantra throughout the Indian subcontinent, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu prayed, "O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name You have invested all Your transcendental…

Abortion’s Trial—And Error

Abortion’s Trial—And Error

Even most pro-abortionists would agree that, biologically speaking, life begins at conception, when the sperm mixes with the ovum in one of the fallopian tubes. But the abortion debate hinges…

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…

On Service, the Soul, and the Supreme

On Service, the Soul, and the Supreme

Real devotional service begins when one understands, "Because God is so great, I should serve Him. Why am I uselessly rendering service to this world? Why not render service to…

Pope John Paul II Gets Krishna Books

Pope John Paul II Gets Krishna Books

At the Vatican recently, Pope John Paul II received from Kirtiraja dasa Polish editions of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Said the…

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

This month we're presenting an excellent vegetarian source of protein: karhi sauce. It contains yogurt, a complete protein, and chickpea flour, an incomplete protein that becomes complete in conjunction with…

Political Activist becomes Bhaktitirtha Swami, a Hare Krsna

Political Activist becomes Bhaktitirtha Swami, a Hare Krsna

John Favors, alias Toshombe Abdul, had become Bhaktitirtha Swami of the Hare Krishna movement. He had set aside the politics of the revolution and adopted the life of a monk.…

Churning Butter by Hand

Churning Butter by Hand

She pulls on the end of a rope wound around a wooden paddle, and the rotating paddle churns the cream. Soon the cream expands and thickens into whipped cream. Her…

A Young Journalism Student’s Path to Krishna

A Young Journalism Student’s Path to Krishna

My interest in the Hare Krsna movement goes back to when I was a freshman at Southern Illinois University. When those strange-looking people with the orange robes and shaved heads…

Back To Godhead November 1983 PDF Download

Back To Godhead November 1983 PDF Download

Although Lord Krsna is the original person and the oldest of all, He is always in the fresh bloom of youth, enjoying affectionate dealings with His devotees, whom He attracts…

A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Fish lived a very ordinary life beneath the waves of the Ocean. But one day he noticed on the beach there were finless creatures having fun. So he rode in…

The Attractor of Cupid — Madana-Mohana

The Attractor of Cupid — Madana-Mohana

In this material world everyone is attracted by sex. This is a fact. The happiness—the so-called happiness—of household life begins from sexual intercourse.…

What It’s Like to Be a Devotee of Krsna

Because of their unusual dress, the men's shaved heads, the behavior of chanting and dancing, and the preaching of a philosophy little known to most, devotees of the Hare Krsna…