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Language Reform Movement — Notes from the Editor

There is a movement afoot to correct the worldwide abuse of the English language. Reformers claim that our abuse of words is crucially linked with the moral decline of our…

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Suddenly, a huge crocodile attacked the mighty elephant's leg. Gajendra was uncommonly strong, but though he tried and tried, he could not get free. His wives felt aggrieved and began…

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

My first impression of the Hare Krsna temple was, "Here is something that is very beautiful and lovely." As far as the worship was concerned, it was the happiness of…

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

I am trying to open a temple here because Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura wanted it. I think that after the temple has started, some men, even from America, may be…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

In America and India and so many countries all over the world, they have a "secular state." The government leaders say they don't want to favor any particular religion, but…

London Soho Street Hare Krishna Temple

London Soho Street Hare Krishna Temple

In London on Soho Street just off Oxford Street, English devotees of Lord Krsna have opened a new cultural center that includes a temple, a theater, and a vegetarian restaurant.…

The Hare Krsna People of Canada

The Hare Krsna People of Canada

I couldn't find any reason for living the way people do. Because their death is just inevitable. They're all just going to die anyway. And it makes everything kind of…

How to Get Free of False Ego

How to Get Free of False Ego

The original consciousness of the self cannot be awakened as long as it is contaminated by material affection. The soul in his pure state does not want anything material.…

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

Looking Toward “The Unity of Man”

You may hold unity conferences—hundreds and thousands. But the leaders will never unite, because they have no common platform. You are trying that's nice. But it will never be successful.…

Back To Godhead April 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead April 1979 PDF Download

Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Srimati Radharami, Krsna's pleasure potency and eternal consort, enjoy transcendental pastimes in the spiritual world.…

If This Were My Last Column… — Notes from the Editor

Surely I should speak the most helpful and essential message I could possibly utter: Please chant these names of God: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare…

Poem: Sri Krsna’s feet are tinged with pink…

Sri Krsna's chest is Fortune's rest, And fragrantly adorned With garlands: starting at His neck, They fall in love around His form.…

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

I'd been attending kirtanas regularly for quite some time, and when Prabhupada came there for a visit I was, of course, quite anxious to meet him. There were various theological…

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

For the disciple the advent of the spiritual master is the most blessed event in the world. It is even more important than Krsna's advent, because the spiritual master gives…

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Neo-Vedic Exhibition

Recently gallery owners and art agents, writers, and publishers converged on the Indian consulate for the first exhibit of the Bhaktivedanta Trust Collection of paintings, photos, and sculpture.…

Can Faith Be Reasonable?

Our modern society, with its emphasis on science and technology, would certainly seek to view itself as being rooted in reason rather than in faith. Faith, after all, connotes unquestioning…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on The Absurd Dialectic

It will be settled at death. That's all. A rascal may think foolishly that life is absurd—but death will not be absurd. Lord Krsna says, "Everyone must finally accept…

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Almost all of Prabhupada's Bowery friends were musicians or friends of musicians. They were into music—music, drugs, women, and spiritual meditation. …

Krishna The Transcendence Comes Into View

Krishna The Transcendence Comes Into View

Our dear Lord, You have appeared in Your original unalloyed form, the eternal form of goodness, for the welfare of all living entities. Taking advantage of Your appearance, all of…

Why Krsna Comes To This World

Why Krsna Comes To This World

August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian High Commissioner) listen to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speak about…

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