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Who Is Crazy?

Who Is Crazy?

Those who do not like this Hare Krishna movement say we are "crazy." Similarly, we see a person in material consciousness as a crazy person. Who, then, is actually…

Hare Krishna in Paris and Around the World

Hare Krishna in Paris and Around the World

The Hare Krishna temple in Paris in the elegant 16th district maintains sixty full-time devotees who teach a weekly course in Vedic Wisdom at Nanterre University, run a press and…

Traveling and Preaching with Radha Damodara

Everywhere we hold Krishna conscious festivals. People become inspired to join us. Soon we hope to see hundreds of buses bringing these blissful festivals to every town and village.…

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

We try to direct them toward what is best and most beautiful and what is most spiritually nourishing in the world about them—that is, insofar as the system allows us.…

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion refers to our constitutional position. It is different from faith. Faith can be changed but according to the Vedic system, religion cannot be changed.…

Primal Origins

Primal Origins

Vedic references tend toward the Big Bang theory, which suggests that at a certain time well in the future the process will reverse itself, and the universe will turn in…

The Killing of Kamsa

The Killing of Kamsa

Kamsa heard the cries of the newborn child as his death knell, and he rushed in to kill him. But the baby flew up into the air and assumed the…

Sri Damodarastakam

Sri Damodarastakam

O Lord Damodara, Mother Yasoda bound You to a grinding stone with a rope. You then freed the sons of Kuvera, Manigriva and Nalakuvara, and You gave them the chance…

In a Castle in Germany, And Around the World…

In a Castle in Germany, And Around the World…

This castle is ISKCON's headquarters in Germany. Built in 1890 for a royal family, it's called Schloss Rettershof, ("the castle of the knights"). Now it's one of ISKCON's more than…

Back To Godhead Vol 67, June 1974 PDF Download

Back To Godhead Vol 67, June 1974 PDF Download

This issue of Back to Godhead features a beautiful color feature article on the Radha Damodar Traveling Sankirtana Party distributing books all over the USA…

Sri Gurvastakam

Anyone who thus chants these eight beautiful prayers glorifying the spiritual master will certainly get a chance to render direct service to Krishna, the Lord of Vrndavana, after the demise…

Who is that Girl with Krishna?

Who is that Girl with Krishna?

When people see a picture like the one you see here, they often ask, "Who is that girl with Krishna?" The answer is that She is Srimati Radharani, Krishna's pleasure…

To Understand His Greatness

To Understand His Greatness

A survey of the transcendental accomplishments of the foremost spiritual teacher of the modern age, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

All glories to you Who have given us light To open our eyes, Which were firmly shut tight. When we first came to you In the darkness of night The…

Prabhupada

The Word "Prabhupada" is a term of the utmost reverence in Vedic religious circles. It signifies a great saint even among saints. It has two meanings: one at whose feet…

Vyasa-Puja Day Address

This ceremony is called Vyasa-puja. Vyasa is the original author of Vedic literature, and he is an incarnation of Narayana [God]. In this way, by disciplic succession, we receive transcendental…

Three Occasions for Transcendental Festivals

Three Occasions for Transcendental Festivals

Three festival days of special celebration for all devotees occur during August and September. Janmastami, Vyasa-puja of Srila Prabhupada and Radhastami.…

The Reality of Krishna’s Appearance

Krishna's pastimes go on as a kind of road show, visiting one planet after another. Not only does Krishna travel; He brings with Him His mother, His father, His cowherd…

The Birth of Lord Krishna

The Birth of Lord Krishna

Lord Visnu, who is residing within the heart of every living entity, appeared in the darkness of night as the Supreme Personality of Godhead before Devaki, who also appeared as…

Offering Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada

Offering Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada

As one needs the help of a qualified teacher to understand the material sciences, one also needs a qualified teacher to understand the science of God. Such a teacher is…