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Peoples Temple in Guyana — The Vedic Observer

The bizarre mass suicide-murder of 913 members of the Peoples Temple in Guyana has raised serious questions about unscrupulous religious leaders who exploit their followers, stripping their souls and pockets…

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

In New York, Srila Prabhupada had nowhere to stay but the asrama of an impersonalist svami. To see students listening to a speaker who denied the Personality of Godhead was…

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

Scientific Views/ The Bhaktivedanta Institute by Richard L. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Richard L. Thompson studied at the State University of New York and Syracuse University and later received a National…

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

The whole purpose of the yoga system is to make the mind our friend. The mind in material contact is our enemy, just like the mind of a person in…

Back To Godhead January 1979 PDF Download

Back To Godhead January 1979 PDF Download

Balarama and Krsna in Vrndavana Forest. Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, massages the feet of His brother and primary expansion, Lord Balarama. …

Notes from the Editor

More Than Meals: Solving the Food Shortage Some people take a quick glance at the Krsna consciousness movement and conclude that its members are not working to solve humanity’s day-to-day…

How to Make Everybody Happy

How to Make Everybody Happy

Without Making Yourself Miserable by Sita devi dasi In college I was a would-be humanitarian, always getting myself into one altruistic group or another. I leafleted with grape and lettuce…

A Curse For the Better

A Curse For the Better

Young Nalakuvara and Manigriva became addicted to intoxication and sex. One day they went searching for their favorite pleasures in a splendid garden on the bank of the Ganges. There…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q; Does chanting Hare Krsna have anything to do with reincarnation? A. Definitely. The…

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius — The Vedic Observer

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius by Balavanta dasa After the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy estimated that the possibility of a nuclear holocaust had been “somewhere around one out of…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Some personal recollections by his disciples. I remember being with Srila Prabhupada once when a cynical reporter interviewed him. The man challenged, “You claim God is speaking to you directly,…

Our Place in Lord Brahma’s Lifetime

Our Place in Lord Brahma’s Lifetime

In Ancient India’s Vedic literatures we find a cosmic calendar that shows the cycle of ages—and how to break out of it. by Visakha-devi dasi How long we live greatly…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Krsna’s Town Gets Bhaktivedanta Gate When pilgrims arrive in northern India’s Vrndavana village, the place in…

Human Suffering and an Unjust God — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Human Suffering and an Unjust God — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

On “Human Suffering and an Unjust God” This conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and social worker Ashoka Chugani took place in Bombay, India. Mr. Chugani: I…

The Rathayatra Festival’s Inspiration

The Rathayatra Festival’s Inspiration

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brought the ancient Indian Ratha-yatra, the Festival of the Chariots, to the West in 1967. That year Srila Prabhupada held the festival in…

The Festival of the Chariots

The Festival of the Chariots

Intimations of a Festive World by Jagajivana dasa This Krsna culture,” His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada used to say, “has so many festivals. We could have one every…

There Is a Transcendental World….

There Is a Transcendental World….

Srila Prabhupada’s First Talks in America (New York, October 1966) How to reach the spiritual realm. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speaks on Bhagavad-gita, India’s time-honored source book…

Back To Godhead June 1978 PDF Download

Back To Godhead June 1978 PDF Download

Thousands of years ago, Krsna manifested His form called Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe. This summer His chariots will carry Him through main streets and parks in cities all…

Dying Ignorant — Notes from the Editor

Old age means a bit more than having to cut out baseball and tennis. It means we're going to die. So before we get too far along in years, we…

Letter from a Hare Krishna Devotee’s Father

My visit was a very moving and I know I will never be the same again. I think you are a tremendously impressive and dedicated group of young men and…