The recommended process for God realization in this Age is chanting of the Hare Krishna Mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
The most ancient of Indias famed Upanishads speaks with surprising relevance to the problems of technological man in this new and important translation. The author is the most distinguished teacher of Vedic religion and thought.
Sri Visnu Murti, one of the many forms of God described in the Upanishads.
“I am overwhelmed,” said Senator Charles Mathias (R-Md.) recently upon receiving the Srimad-Bhagavatam from ISKCON life member Dr. Vibhakara Mody.
Since we are part and parcel of the Divine, we must have been in the divine, eternal, spiritual world at one time. Also, in the Bhagavad-gita Lord Krishna proclaims, “Those who come to My supreme abode will never return to the material world.” So why did we come to this material world?
Beyond this temporary, misery-filled material world lies the spiritual world, where Lord Krsna and His brother, Balarama, enjoy eternally.
I studied electricity. By the time I was finished, I felt I was very much in contact with a phenomenon that lacked sensible understanding. I mean, what really is a volt, an amp, an ohm?
Former Beatle George Harrison, an old friend of the Hare Krsna movement, recently paid his first visit to the ISKCON center at this holy place of pilgrimage. George took part fully in the temple programs and toured the garden-filled grounds.
We should not let the darkness of ignorance, symptomized by the mad search for sense gratification, dominate our lives. Rather, under the guidance of spiritual intelligence, we should search out the light of Absolute Truth. This is the only purpose of human life.
Krsna is eternally a young boy, and Radharani, His dearmost devotee, is eternally a young girl. Their pure, spiritual love is the quintessence of all devotional exchanges.
We are the living graves of murdered beasts, Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. We never pause to wonder at our feasts, If animals like men could possibly have rights.
Coconut Honey Balls will fill your mouth with bliss.The famous “tempoura” of Japan actually originated in India as Pakora. Be careful to make a liberal portion of this dish. You’ll understand why with the first bite. Poppers, our final treat, are the fastest cooking preparation in the world.
Hoffer’s favorite adjective for the villains of his piece is “frustrated”—the assumption being they aren’t strong enough to face themselves and make a go of it in the world, so in their weakness they are driven to chasing illusions.
“Our idea of God is a product of history.” “Everyone now knows that the cosmology that is presupposed by the language of Christian utterance is quite unrelated to any empirical reality.” And: “The God of Judeo-Christianity is, in all His aspects … anthropomorphic.”
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 important of these words.
If you’ve decided to be a vegetarian, and to take the further step of offering all your food to the Lord, sooner or later you’ll face the task of changing your shopping habits.
Srila Prabhupada, We haven’t met . . . yet, Or at least not on this plane, For you have gone on to be with Krsna. I remain yet in illusion.
I visited the temple. They had kirtana going and within a matter of minutes my heart swelled with ecstasy and tears rolled down my cheeks. That was a turning point in my life. I felt so guilty for my wrong impression of them.
The name Krsna means “the all-attractive one,” the name Rama means “the all-pleasing one,” and the name Hare is an address to the Lord’s devotional energy. So the maha-mantra means, “O all-attractive, all-pleasing Lord, O energy of the Lord, please engage me in Your service.”
The Vrndavana forest was as sanctified as the clear mind of a devotee, and it was full of bees, flowers, fruits, chirping birds, and lakes whose clear waters could relieve one of all fatigue.