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Are you a good listener? — Notes from the Editor

In human society those persons who are materially engrossed, being blind to the knowledge of ultimate truth, have many subject matters for hearing.…

A Life of Purity and Purpose in Australia and New Zealand

A Life of Purity and Purpose in Australia and New Zealand

Today ISKCON in Australia and New Zealand includes four temples and three farms totaling more than 1,200 acres. It has opened four vegetarian restaurants, initiated two drug rehabilitation programs, and…

Krsna People Defeat Deprogrammers — Every Town and Village

Krsna People Defeat Deprogrammers — Every Town and Village

Recently a federal judge approved a settlement awarding the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and one of its members $ 10,000 and court costs in a deprogramming case.…

The Most Confidential Knowledge

The Most Confidential Knowledge

Engage your mind always in thinking of Me and become My devotee. Offer obeisances and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.…

Chemical Evolution? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Chemical Evolution? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The scientists say that at one point the earth, was composed of dust particles floating in some gaseous material. Then in due course this colloidal suspension condensed, and formed the…

Impressions of India

I had been present at the passing of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and my mind was now exhausted from the mixture of appalling…

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Prabhupada retired through the rear door, back up to his apartment, his guests would disappear through the front door, back into the city. Don and Raphael would turn out the…

Hare Krsna Confronts B’nai B’rith — Fighting Religious Defamation

Hare Krsna Confronts B’nai B’rith — Fighting Religious Defamation

Devotees of Krsna were surprised, therefore, when they recently found a B'nai B'rith pamphlet rife with stereotypes of Krsna devotees as cultists and brainwashed robots. Such caricatures, the devotees thought,…

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is…

Back To Godhead March & April 1980 PDF Download

Back To Godhead March & April 1980 PDF Download

Devotees at lSKCON's farm near Murwillumbah have decorated the cows for an annual festival that celebrates the natural bounty supplied by God.…

An Energy Alternative — Notes from the Editor

The world's energy supply is limited and the supply is being depleted by ravenous, irresponsible consumption. These are well-known facts. And everyone is aware that Americans, especially, seem unable to…

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Full-time devotees number three hundred in Britain and Life Members and other supporters tally in the tens of thousands. They have, for the most part, come in contact with devotees…

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness recently inaugurated the British Bhakti-yoga Academy at Croome Court, twenty-five miles south of Birmingham and a 2 ½-hour drive from central London.…

Celibacy—Exquisite Torture? — The Vedic Observer

I had watched as one Catholic priest after another abandoned their vows to take up secular life. Some got married; others simply hit the streets.…

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is a little difficult to understand this movement, because it is a spiritual movement. Unfortunately, people have practically no information about what spirit is and what a spiritual…

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

His lecture is very basic and yet (for restless youth) heavily philosophical. Some can't take it, and they rise to leave. Some, upon hearing his first words, have already risen…

Letters

Hare Krishna! I am writing to you to express my deep appreciation for the good work you and all the ISKCON devotees are doing, especially in India.…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta therefore taught that devotees should be eager to use everything possible for one central purpose: to broadcast the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

The Aim of All Faiths — One truth ties all religions together

The Aim of All Faiths — One truth ties all religions together

The aim of any scripture of any country—not only the Bhagavad-gita, but any scripture—is simply to get us back to Godhead. That is the purpose.…