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His Holiness Brahamananda Svami, after acting for many years as President of ISKCON's first New York City temple (and simultaneously working as a teacher in the New York public school system), became director of ISKCON Press and in 1970 accepted the renounced order of life. He was the first to introduce the Krishna consciousness movement in Africa and is now on a preaching tour of Kenya and other East African countries.

Doing Bhakti-Yoga in Your Home

Doing Bhakti-Yoga in Your Home

There are many ways you can practice bhakti-yoga but the basic rule behind every practice is simply this: Always remember Krsna and never forget Him. All the other rules and…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, focuses upon the most…

Service – Knowledge – Liberation

The neophyte devotee has no capacity to approach the Absolute Personality of Godhead. By submissively serving the bona fide spiritual master who is a bridge between the Lord and the…

The Books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"My books are more important than myself." This was Srila Prabhupada's instruction to one of his disciples who was being sent from his personal service to open a temple in…

Developing the African Spirit

Developing the African Spirit

The Krishna consciousness movement can help Africa develop in an atmosphere of peaceful cooperation and harmony, beyond racial or territorial conflicts caused by lack of true spiritual understanding.…

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

The Sankirtana Safari is on. Chanting and dancing to the hypnotic beats of Hare Krsna, a few American sadhus are daily seen on the main streets of Nairobi and other…

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…

How the Hare Krishna Movement Came to Africa

How the Hare Krishna Movement Came to Africa

The story of how the Hare Krishna movement came to Africa starts in 1971 in the United States when I received a letter from my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, instructing…

Vrndavana—Land of No Return (Part 2)

Vrndavana—Land of No Return (Part 2)

One morning we suddenly came upon a particularly beautiful spot. The cool sands were thick with foliage; the tall trees full of singing birds. As the sun brightened the clear…

Vrindavan—Land of No Return

Vrindavan is bounded on three sides by the Yamuna River. The slow-moving cows look like ancient sages silently meditating as they chew. Parrots decorate the trees, cascading pleasant songs into…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

After the disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, his son, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, a great scholar and pure devotee, continued to expand the mission of Lord Caitanya.…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

Lord Caitanya did not advent Himself to liberate only a few men of India. He says in the Caitanya-bhagavata: 'In every town, country and village, My name will be sung.'…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

In Calcutta in 1896, the teachings of Lord Caitanya began their journey to the West. In Bengali-speaking Calcutta on August 20th of that year, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published a small…

The Book for Swanlike Men

The Book for Swanlike Men

Those who relish Srimad-Bhagavatam are compared to swans that enjoy pleasant ponds of water, scenic and natural, whereas materialists are compared to the crows who prefer to enjoy the garbage…

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Nectar of Devotion--especially intended for those who are engaged in the Krsna consciousness movement. The text is flooded with nactarian stories, philosophy and poetic verses about Krsna and His pure…