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Vedic cuisine — The Taste of Another World

Vedic cuisine — The Taste of Another World

Delicious, traditional Vedic cuisine was part of the legacy Krsna consciousness brought to Western shores. Eating, like everything else for Krsna devotees, is a part of the complete spiritual experience…

India Diary — Notes from the Editor

India Diary — Notes from the Editor

I remember Lord Krsna standing by the banks of the Yamuna River, so beautiful amidst the kadamba trees, where many birds are chirping in the gardens. And these impressions are…

Exposure to the “Cold Cruel World”

Exposure to the “Cold Cruel World”

Gurukula, "the school of the guru," has no equivalent in Western education. It is all at once a place of spiritual formation, character development, academics, and vocational training.…

Varnasrama — The Anatomy of the Social Body

Varnasrama — The Anatomy of the Social Body

The Vedic scriptures, the oldest scriptures known to man, describe four principal classes. These are (1) an intelligent class (brahmanas), (2) a martial or administrative class (ksatriyas), (3) a mercantile…

Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

In the early summer of 1966, Srila Prabhupada was sharing a Bowery loft with a young American friend. But when the boy went crazy on drugs and drove him out,…

Pope Receives Bhagavad-gita As It Is — Every Town and Village

Pope Receives Bhagavad-gita As It Is — Every Town and Village

His Holiness Pope John Paul II received a copy of Bhagavad-gita AS IT IS, the scripture that sets forth the basic philosophy of the Krsna consciousness movement. …

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

As we began to work on Prabhupada's home, it began to take on the shape of a palace. This was not the original conception—the original idea was rather modest.…

Seeing Technology in a Spiritual Light

Seeing Technology in a Spiritual Light

you can use the car for reaching people with the message of Krsna consciousness. You can use everything for Krsna. That is what we teach. If there is a…

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

We didn't have, any kind of professionally drawn architectural plan. It's not a matter of what inspired the Palace. It's a matter of who inspired the Palace. That was His…

The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time

The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time

The pure consciousness, the soul, does not need to have a material body. For instance, when you are dreaming, you forget your present body, but still you remain conscious.…

Back To Godhead November 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead November 1979 PDF Download

Do You Need a Guru? — Notes from the Editor

Most people think they have no need for a spiritual master. In a sense, they are right. People interested only in an animal-like existence do not need a spiritual master.…

Krsna Consciousness in Historical Perspective

Krsna Consciousness in Historical Perspective

The Krsna consciousness movement is part of an important tradition of devotional faith, the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, which began in the sixteenth century with Sri Caitanya, but which participates in…

Colleges for curing the Social Body — Prabhupada Speaks Out

Colleges for curing the Social Body — Prabhupada Speaks Out

Wherever we have a Hare Krsna center we should immediately establish a college for training people—first, according to their natural talents. Everyone will be elevated to spiritual awareness by performing…

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

First, set up an altar in your home at some convenient place. The altar is a place where you can perform meditation, offer devotion to the Lord, and receive the…

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

Recently, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held a three-day festival in 115 cities worldwide. The celebration honored Janmastami (the day Lord Krsna made His advent in this world) and…

REVOLT!—Inflation, Taxes — The Vedic Observer

Inflation is simply taxation. Sly, sneaky taxation. Afraid of increasing direct taxation (and spoiling their humanitarian image with the voters), our leaders spend at a deficit and slip their unbacked…

Varied Talents Varied Training

Varied Talents Varied Training

The boys rise at 4 A.M., and at 4:30 they go to the temple to take part in chanting and dancing. First they sing prayers to the spiritual master, and…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

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