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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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Can I chant Hare Krsna while I'm doing yoga? I don't understand Sanskrit. Will the Hare Krsna mantra work for me? Would it be a good idea to tell a…

Letters

I am a fourteen-year-old student at boarding school who felt an emptiness until I found Lord Krsna. A young man sold me one of your beautiful books for a very…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

In July ISKCON devotees paid a visit to R. Premadasa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. They presented Mr. Premadasa with several books about the philosophy of Krsna consciousness, including Bhagavad-gita…

Back To Godhead October 1978 PDF Download

Back To Godhead October 1978 PDF Download

People all over India still cherish the memory of Lord Krsna stealing butter. Here the ladies of Vrndavana village are about to catch Him (along with His brother, Balarama, right)…

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

A Quick Look at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust The World’s Largest Publisher of Books on Indian Philosophy, Religion, and Culture Books. Sixty-six million of them in print—all designed to meet…

Notes from the Editor

India and America: the Lame and the Blind and the Ties That Bind This year we have witnessed a strengthening of diplomatic ties between India and America. And as the…

Back To Godhead May 1978 PDF Download

Back To Godhead May 1978 PDF Download

During His most recent appearance on earth, some fifty centuries ago, Lord Krsna showed mother Yasoda and His other devotees that He is indeed unlimited-not just in greatness but in…

The Difference between Cheaters and Teachers — Notes from the Editor

How To Tell the Difference Between the Cheaters and the Teachers There have always been cheaters posing as gurus. Many thousands of years ago, the demon Ravana dressed himself as…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krishna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krishna

I want to get back in harmony with nature. Can chanting Hare Krsna help me do that? Can't I harmonize with nature by backpacking, jogging, or surfing? Can chanting…

The Master At Whose Feet Other Masters Bow

The Master At Whose Feet Other Masters Bow

When I first met Your Divine Grace in 1966, I was lost and fallen. It was my inestimable good fortune that I became your disciple. I did your typing tasks,…

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