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Giriraja dasa, the son of a Massachusetts lawyer, is a graduate of Brandeis University and is President of ISKCON's center in Bombay.

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

In December of 1971, I arranged speaking program for Srila Prabhupada in Madras, India. Thousands of people came to hear him, and the leading newspaper carried a summary of his…

Starting to See the Center of Things

Starting to See the Center of Things

If I throw a handful of stones into the water, the circles they make will overlap and clash. But if I could throw the stones all at one center point,…

The Most Blessed Event

The Most Blessed Event

Since 1969 in ISKCON Srila Prabhupada's Sri-Vyasa-puja homage book has become an annual publication, presented to Srila Prabhupada on his appearance day. …

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

All glories to you Who have given us light To open our eyes, Which were firmly shut tight. When we first came to you In the darkness of night The…

Krsna Returns to India

Krsna Returns to India

We have traveled throughout India—to Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, and to smaller cities too. Practically everybody is won by kirtana—the sound representation of Krsna.…

Krsna, Our Dearmost Friend

Krsna, Our Dearmost Friend

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is our dearmost friend. By Krsna is meant God. Krsna means all-attractive, for how can God be God if He does not have all…

Perfect Question Perfect Answer

Perfect Question Perfect Answer

My whole life is going to waste, to my mind—I am still not very clear what is the aim of my life. A lot of people have been benefited by…

The Genuine Spiritual Master

The Genuine Spiritual Master

The true guru is the person who says that Krsna, God, is our true friend. He does not pose himself as God or tell us that we can become God.…

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

Every nation should contribute something to the world. People are not interested in coming to India to learn technology. But people from all over the world are interested in coming…