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His Holiness Acyutananda Svami, an American devotee in the renounced order of life, has been actively preaching Krishna consciousness in northern India for the last five years. He is the editor of a book of Krishna conscious songs, written by great spiritual masters, soon to be published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

by Acyutananda Svami Ever since Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha first captured the fancy of Westerners, it has indeed caused a wave of thought and action, especially among young people. Though the…

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Pastimes of Scholarship

The Pastimes of Scholarship

I spent long hours in study. I never took to service of Your lotus feet as I do now. Reading on and on, I felt knowledge would be the highest…

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

There are ten offenses to be avoided while chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. These are given in The Nectar of Devotion. When we chant Hare Krishna, we must therefore be…

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…

“To Me” Means to Krishna

“To Me” Means to Krishna

Krishna says: "Always think of Me and at the same time carry out your duty with your activities dedicated to Me and your mind and intelligence fixed upon Me."…

Sri Dham Mayapur, The Most Holy Abode

Sri Dham Mayapur, The Most Holy Abode

In Navadvipa the identical realm of Goloka Vrndavana on the bank of the Ganges, Gauracandra who is Krsna, the Entity of pure cognition makes the process of pure unalloyed devotion…

Mystic Experience and the Name of God

So it is not by his own initiative that anyone may chant the Name, but it is the Name which takes the initiative and out of His own prerogative descends…

Gopinatha! a Bhajan by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Gopinatha! a Bhajan by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

O Gopinatha, Lord of the gopis, please hear my prayer. I am a materialistic rascal, always full of lust. I have no good qualifications.…