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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…

“We’re Alone” in Our Galaxy — The Vedic Observer

We inhabitants of earth are quite likely the only civilized beings in our galaxy. So contends a scientific study that recently won front-page attention in the "Science" section of the…

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

Most of the Bowery's 7,600 homeless men slept in lodging houses that required them to vacate the rooms during the day. Having nowhere else to go and nothing else to…

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II bows slightly to receive a garland worn earlier by the Krsna Deity at London's ISKCON center. Making the presentation is eight ¬∑year-old Bhaktimati dasi.…

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

Hare Krsna devotees from Denver started ISKCON's fifteenth farm community, a 340-acre spread atop Sunshine Mesa and overlooking the Peonia-Hotchkiss fruit valley, on the western slope of the Colorado…

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.…

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.…

The Chariots Roll Again

The Chariots Roll Again

We grabbed the chariot ropes and pulled Krsna, and He pulled us along with Him. Krsna's chariot rolled on and on, and the waves of chanting and feeling rolled in…

Benediction At the University of Maryland

Benediction At the University of Maryland

We are all in the womb of the Age of Kali, a historical age in which the faults of society and the individual are like a great ocean. Who has…

A Manifesto of Krishna Consciousness

A Manifesto of Krishna Consciousness

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a movement aiming at the spiritual reorientation of mankind through the simple process of chanting the holy names of God. …

Back To Godhead July 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead July 1979 PDF Download

Illusioned materialists who think the Supreme Personality of Godhead an ordinary person , transcendentalists intent upon His impersonal aspect, and even devotees who accept Him as their master cannot understand.…

Anthropomorphism — Notes from the Editor

"I would be delighted if there were life after death . . . but I am also a scientist . . ." Apparently he thinks that as a scientist, he…

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Robert Nelson and Srila Prabhupada made an odd combination. Srila Prabhupada was elderly and dignified and was a deep scholar of the Bhagavatam and the Sanskrit language, whereas Robert was…

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…

Abortion and the Hypocritic Oath — The Vedic Observer

My sister was just back from Europe and just hearing for the first time about a Southern California obstetrician named William Waddill. I told her that after an unsuccessful abortion,…

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

This Material World Is Zero — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

You can add thousands of 0's together, one after another, but the value will still be 0. It will never become 1. But by the side of 0, if you…

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

City Hails Krishna Restaurant

The City Council recently passed a resolution congratulating ISKCON for opening a budget vegetarian restaurant in the heart of a deprived section of the inner city.…

The History of Krsna And the Kaliya Serpent

The History of Krsna And the Kaliya Serpent

Things haven't changed so very much since the time Krsna played in Vrndavana as a cowherd boy. On the outskirts, in Ramana Reti, peacocks still dance beneath the trees. If…

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Prabhupada wanted to start farm projects. For many years the devotees had been trying to get people to accept Krishna consciousness as it appears in books like Bhagavad-gita. "But, if…

The Physics of the Self

The Physics of the Self

Our physical self, the outer body, is always changing-from childhood to adulthood to old age, from lifetime to lifetime, and even from species to species. Yet our spiritual self, the…