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Faith Healer, Heal Thyself — Notes from the Editor

In recent years thousands of religious figures have taken up faith healing. They use all kinds of approaches, but basically they claim that through their charismatic prayer and laying on…

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

There is a forest called Talavana full of palm trees, and all the trees are filled with sweet, ripe fruit. Some of the fruit is already falling, and some is…

“You don’t know the first thing . . .”

“You don’t know the first thing . . .”

A state government that poses itself as a democracy but whose actual policy is to persecute and harass religious communities—such as ours—can hardly be civilized, cultured, or lawful. Such a…

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

Religious Persecution In West Germany. The raid . . . the media barrage . . . the courtroom encounter. A half-million-dollar effort to snuff out the Hare Krishna Movement.…

Hare Krishna Food Relief in Kenya

Hare Krishna Food Relief in Kenya

ISKCON Food Relief workers are providing meals for thousands. The food is called prasada, "the Lord's mercy," since it is offered to Lord Krsna. A team of volunteers works adjacent…

Proposition 13 Jitters — The Vedic Observer

After California voters passed Proposition 13 and cut back state property taxes by seven billion dollars, the Los Angeles county government responded to the taxpayers' revolt by announcing plans to…

A Society Without Brains — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

A Society Without Brains — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

If there is no ideal class of men, if the brain is not in order, then any amount of education or organization you do will be unsuccessful. The United Nations…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

I'm afraid I'm a rather materialistic person. I want a compatible mate, a reasonable amount of money, healthy children, and things like that. Can I still chant Hare Krsna? …

Chemistry and Consciousness

Life sciences are dominated by the idea that life can be understood within the framework of chemistry and physics. By this point of view, all features of life, from the…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

"Better to have warm legs and a cool head," he went on, "You must have a cool head to understand this Krsna consciousness philosophy."…

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

If you had known Mr. Griesser in 1920 and then were to see him again today, after a lapse of fifty-eight years, you probably wouldn't recognize him. …

Knowledge is the Solution

Knowledge is the Solution

Knowledge is the solution. And for knowledge we have to go to the right person, the one who has actually seen or experienced the Absolute Truth. Unless we find such…

Back To Godhead September 1978 PDF Download

Back To Godhead September 1978 PDF Download

When Krsna last appeared on earth, some fifty centuries ago, each day His friends came over and His mother helped Him get dressed. He played like an ordinary boy. Yet…

More on Faith Healing — Notes from the Editor

I read with much dismay your reflections ("Healer, Heal Thyself") in Vol. 13, No. 9. What gives you the right to criticize faith healers and charismatics? Most of them that…

What is a Mantra?

What is a Mantra?

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

When Krishna was unable to find the calves immediately He understood that Brahma had taken them away. To hide the loss from their mothers, Lord Krishna expanded Himself and exactly…

“Krishna Temple Is Labor of Love”

“Krishna Temple Is Labor of Love”

Something of a minor marvel is taking shape in the hills of Marshall County, where members of the Hare Krishna religious community have sacrificed over the past four years to…

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness — Bahudaka dasa

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness — Bahudaka dasa

Bahudaka dasa has been the president of the Vancouver ISKCON center for six years. When he first joined, in 1970, the center had only four full-time devotees. It is now…

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India Citizenship for ISKCON Guru Since India won her independence in 1947, a mere 952 foreigners…

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

They are openly committing suicide, and the rest of the people are covertly committing suicide. This man who found out how to construct an atom bomb—he's thinking that now his…