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The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The central myth of the whole nuclear disarmament movement—the innocent citizen. These "innocent citizens" surmise that if they can just get Ronnie and Leonid to sit down together the U.S.…

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Awakening Our Spiritual Taste.Whether it's a spicy chutney or a cooling raita, food offered to Krsna enlivens our spiritual senses.…

Lord Caitanya Revealing the Land of Krsna

Lord Caitanya Revealing the Land of Krsna

While in Vrndavana, the Lord rediscovered many important places of Krsna's pastimes. Among such places are Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda, two ponds that featured prominently in Krsna's Vrndavana pastimes five thousand…

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Gajendra the Elephant — Breaking Open the Jaws of Death

Suddenly, a huge crocodile attacked the mighty elephant's leg. Gajendra was uncommonly strong, but though he tried and tried, he could not get free. His wives felt aggrieved and began…

The History of Krsna And the Kaliya Serpent

The History of Krsna And the Kaliya Serpent

Things haven't changed so very much since the time Krsna played in Vrndavana as a cowherd boy. On the outskirts, in Ramana Reti, peacocks still dance beneath the trees. If…

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

There is a forest called Talavana full of palm trees, and all the trees are filled with sweet, ripe fruit. Some of the fruit is already falling, and some is…

Proposition 13 Jitters — The Vedic Observer

After California voters passed Proposition 13 and cut back state property taxes by seven billion dollars, the Los Angeles county government responded to the taxpayers' revolt by announcing plans to…

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…

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

King Pariksit was cursed to die within seven days. Yet he took it all as Krsna's will, and at once he went to the Ganges to fast till the fatal…

Krishna Kills the Great Python Aghasura

Krishna Kills the Great Python Aghasura

Through his mystic power Aghasura took the form of an eight-mile-long python. At first, the boys thought the demon was just a statue. But then one boy said, "Just see—isn't…

Lord Krsna’s Childhood Activities

Lord Krsna’s Childhood Activities

The Transcendental Pastimes of Lord Krsna To His mother and father, Lord Krsna was an endearing child. To the demons, He was death personified. Playing like an ordinary child. Lord…

Exploding the Big Bang Theory — The Vedic Observer

Exploding the Big Bang Theory by Drutakarma dasa Like an AM radio song or a first-run movie, a scientific theory has to be catchy if it’s going to get anywhere.…

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

If you visit the town of Puri on the Bay of Bengal, you will find, amid palm trees and small houses, a stone shrine marking the place where the great…

A New Krishna Spirit in San Diego

A New Krishna Spirit in San Diego

For San Diegans, Krsna consciousness has been a plate of the delicious spiritual vegetarian food served at the movement's cultural festivals, nightly dinners, Sunday feasts, or two very popular Govinda's…

Hunger: A Question Of Quotas

Hunger: A Question Of Quotas

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the world is growing enough food to feed its 4.7 billion inhabitants; yet 460 million people are going hungry.…

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Seeing only unhappiness in their futures young people are taking their own lives in numbers that are shocking. Surprisingly, many of the victims are quite well off in terms of…

Abortion: When does human life begin?

Abortion: When does human life begin?

Considering the overwhelming instinct of humans to protect children once they are born, it is hard to see why abortion is tolerated. Part of the reason seems to lie in…

Computers: Microchip Mentors

Computers: Microchip Mentors

It annoys me how the ads try to portray computers, which are really nothing more than hunks of plastic, wiring, solder, and microchips, as personalities capable of delivering the highest…

A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Fish lived a very ordinary life beneath the waves of the Ocean. But one day he noticed on the beach there were finless creatures having fun. So he rode in…

The Philosophy of Dr. Frog

The Philosophy of Dr. Frog

There was once a community of frogs living in a well. They knew nothing of the outside world. Then one day a young frog leapt out of the well. He…

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