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What Krsna Conciousness Means to a Secular Youth

What Krsna Conciousness Means to a Secular Youth

A young reader of Back to Godhead expresses his realizations. by Christopher Stewart What is the purpose of living? Why are we here, and what should we do with our…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day An Eye For A Nose by Sita-devi dasi “What if scientists could distinguish scents with their eyes?” queries a recent report in…

Can War Have God’s Sanction?

The news reports of the Falkland Islands War revealed that both Britain and Argentina were confident that God was on their side. During Pope John Paul II's visit to England,…

Who am I? Where do I come from? — Letters

I read with interest some of the books sold by your vendors, and I would like to ask the following questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? What…

With Krsna in the Peaceable Kingdom

With Krsna in the Peaceable Kingdom

We must invite Krsna back as the central object of all our senses. He is as available to us today as He was when He wandered at will in the…

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

"I learned to cook by watching others—my mother, my aunt, and even the 'walas' [restaurant and street-stand cooks] in Calcutta," Srila Prabhupada said. Later on, in his householder days, he…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, focuses upon the most…

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

By disease, accident or providence every one of us will be forced out of our body for what seems an unknown destination. Death's stroke doesn't wait for us to resolve…

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

The Bangkok branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has published two new books in Thai: Beyond Birth and Death and The Perfection of Yoga.…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out in the Tuileries Gardens

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out in the Tuileries Gardens

If the people of Paris would have installed the Deity of Krsna in these buildings, how nice that would have been! People chanting, dancing, and taking prasadam [food offered to…

“A Great Fortune for the People of Trinidad”

“A Great Fortune for the People of Trinidad”

Although Srila Prabhupada never set foot in Trinidad, the chanting of Hare Krsna is nonetheless resounding today throughout this Caribbean island. No one need wonder any longer how Lord Caitanya's…

Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

In 1952 Srila Prabhupada began preaching Krsna consciousness in Jhansi. With the support of local doctors and businessmen, he began an organization—the League of Devotees—dedicated to spreading Krsna consciousness in…

The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The central myth of the whole nuclear disarmament movement—the innocent citizen. These "innocent citizens" surmise that if they can just get Ronnie and Leonid to sit down together the U.S.…

When Men Become Animals

When Men Become Animals

Eating, sleeping, sex, and defense—these are common to both human beings and animals. The distinction between humans and animals is a man can search after God but an animal cannot.…

Back To Godhead August 1982 PDF Download

Back To Godhead August 1982 PDF Download

In Bengal, India, 500 years ago, Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in this material world. His purpose was to spread love of God through the chanting of…

Ideology for an Ideal Community

Historically, men have chosen to sacrifice individual autonomy for the benefits of life within human society. Nations, communities, tribes, communes—all attest to the truth of John Donne's famous adage: "No…

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

In a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote to me in 1974 or '75, he told me to develop New Vrindaban like Tirupati in south India. But at that time I didn't…

Who Built Prabhupada’s Palace?

Ask anyone who lives near the New Vrindaban farm community, Who built Prabhupada's Palace? and chances are they'll say, "Oh, the Hare Krsnas built it." Ask the devotees, and they'll…

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

A 12-foot by 20-foot mural entitled "French Explorers" has been painted by Muralidhara dasa, a devotee at the New Vrindaban farm community, for the Wheeling Civic Center.…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks on Plain Living and High Thinking

Srila Prabhupada Speaks on Plain Living and High Thinking

You may enjoy, but by enjoying you forget your real goal in life. Is that intelligent? You have been given the human body to improve your next life. Suppose you…

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