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Bhaktitirtha Swami Returns from Africa — Every Town and Village

Bhaktitirtha Swami Returns from Africa — Every Town and Village

"Much of Africa's population accepts reincarnation," he explained. "And because Africans have a tradition of sitting and hearing from spiritual authorities, my lectures were well received.…

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

The other doctors never call him Samika Rsi dasa. Most of them don't even know he is an initiated devotee of Lord Krsna. In the hospital—St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale, Pennsylvania—he…

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

The prosecution listed some of the shocking facts about the life of children in Krsna schools: they ate no meat, rose early every morning for temple services. And then came…

Yoga Mush and the Jerk Divine

Krishna meditated, He became God. Buddha meditated, he became god. Jesus meditated, he became god. Now god wants you to meditate so you can become god...…

Does Each Person Have His Own Truth! — Speaking Out

Does Each Person Have His Own Truth! — Speaking Out

Sometimes when you're driving you're not sure whether you turned in the right direction, and you suspect that you may in fact be going the wrong way. Then every mile…

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

He was maestro of the chanting, head of the kitchen, and spiritual father to a band of wild, candid young Americans.…

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way.…

Back To Godhead July 1980 PDF Download

Back To Godhead July 1980 PDF Download

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His elder brother, Balarama, sport in the forests of Vrndavana. …

A Look at the U.S. Presidency — Notes from the Editor

Like all Americans, I've seen my destiny shaped by the U.S. presidents under whose rule I have lived and served. But now that I think about it, although my life…

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

By 1977 Bala Books (in Sanskrit bala means "child") was fully launched. The first book, Agha the Terrible Demon, had been prepared as carefully as possible to preserve the exact…

How I Was Saved From Being “Saved” — The Vedic Observer

Strange that these Baptists should discover, looking back at them under a shaven head marked with the twin clay lines of tilaka—the signs of a servant of Visnu—such a disconcertingly…

A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

our approach is to teach people the purpose of their life. Instead of letting students waste their time carving up their desks, shooting up heroin in the lavatory, and raping…

Hare Krsna Swami in West Africa — Every Town and Village

Hare Krsna Swami in West Africa — Every Town and Village

Brahmananda Swami, who oversees ISKCON's activities in West Africa, delivered the keynote address here at the Annual Convocation of a metaphysical group called the School of Universal Law …

Tasting the Nectar of Lord Krsna’s Holy Names

Tasting the Nectar of Lord Krsna’s Holy Names

When Lord Krsna appears in the present age His complexion is golden, He is surrounded by various associates, and His mission is to teach people how to make their lives…

Srila Prabhupada’s Sister Passes Away

Srila Prabhupada’s Sister Passes Away

A few minutes past 6:00 p.m. on March 13, at the ISKCON center in Sridham Mayapur, West Bengal, Srila Prabhupada's younger sister Srimati Bhavatarini-devi dasi passed away. …

Srila Prabhupada: Chartering a New Society

Srila Prabhupada: Chartering a New Society

1966: The Lower East Side, New York. The building was humble, the membership small, yet Srila Prabhupada's vision encompassed the whole world.…

Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

I was brought up a Catholic. I went to church every Sunday. As a young woman my only understanding of God was fear. I was told I had to do…

Can Religions Compete?

Can Religions Compete?

He considered how a religion, as a whole, measures up to narrow expectations drawn from Christianity. Thus he complained, "India has no 'expiator' [referring specifically to Jesus], no Golgotha [the…

The Key To Self-Realization — Hearing from the Right Source

The Key To Self-Realization — Hearing from the Right Source

"Oh, why shall I hear from him? I can think. I can speculate. I can manufacture something new in my own circle of friends." This is nonsense. This is not…

Back To Godhead May 1980 PDF Download

Back To Godhead May 1980 PDF Download

A Window on the Spiritual World. Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Radha, the personification of loving devotion to Him, display all-attractive spiritual pastimes in Their eternal abode, Goloka…