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The Universal Teacher

The Universal Teacher

This speech was given by Abhay Charan Das (Srila Prabhupada) before the members of the Gaudiya Matha in Bombay, in February 1936, on the occasion of the appearance anniversary of…

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Forty years ago, a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura composed a poem in honor of the appearance of his spiritual master. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta greatly appreciated this simple expression of…

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. …

Delivering the Message Unchanged

Delivering the Message Unchanged

The precious Bhagavatam has been handed down in disciplic succession, from guru to disciple, in an unbroken chain, and today Srila Prabhupada, spiritual master of ISKCON, is delivering it in…

What is a Guru?

What is a Guru?

The guru's business is to see that no human being suffers in this material world. No one can claim that he is not suffering. That is not possible. …

Prescription For The Age Of Quarrel

Prescription For The Age Of Quarrel

“Chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there is no other way,…

Renunciation: The Higher Taste

It's difficult to understand how someone on the path of spiritual realization can reject the things most people find enjoyable. Renunciation of worldly pleasure is possible only if one experiences…

Who’s Pulling the Strings?

Who’s Pulling the Strings?

We generally think that we're in control of our actions and that we're making our own decisions, but the supreme authority, Krishna, declares that this is not the case. He…

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

Yoga is a word becoming increasingly familiar to people all over the world. Many are asking, "What is yoga? What does the yoga practitioner seek to achieve? And what is…

The Pastimes of Scholarship

The Pastimes of Scholarship

I spent long hours in study. I never took to service of Your lotus feet as I do now. Reading on and on, I felt knowledge would be the highest…

Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Is there a higher enjoyment beyond the relative pleasures and pains of material life? His Holiness Revatinandana Svami describes how to achieve the realm of transcendental consciousness, where pleasure is…

You Can’t Eat Nuts And Bolts

You Can’t Eat Nuts And Bolts

We may find a typical villager in a Vedic community living with his wife and a few children in a thatched hut with mud walls and a dirt floor. He…

What Can Turn a Greyhound Bus Into a Temple?

What Can Turn a Greyhound Bus Into a Temple?

They have converted three Greyhound buses into mobile temples to bring the message of Krishna consciousness to every town and village in the United States and Canada. …

Initiation Into Krishna Consciousness

Initiation Into Krishna Consciousness

For a typical initiation, about one hundred devotees gather in the temple. The devotees to be initiated—perhaps a dozen of them—sit in two rows, facing the devotee designated to be…

Conversations from India

Conversations from India

Srila Prabhupada thought if he could get some of the Westerners to become devotees of Krishna, the Indians would then realize the importance of the spiritual culture they had…

Back To Godhead Begins Its Tenth Year In The West

Back To Godhead Begins Its Tenth Year In The West

With this issue, we mark the beginning of the tenth year that BACK TO GODHEAD is being published in the West. It is unique because it is devoted to Krishna.…

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.…

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

There are ten offenses to be avoided while chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. These are given in The Nectar of Devotion. When we chant Hare Krishna, we must therefore be…

Lord Krishna’s Prasadam

Lord  Krishna’s Prasadam

Prasadam means God's mercy, and specifically refers to food that's been offered to Krishna. Prasadam has been offered to Lord Krishna in love by one of His devotees, whereas ordinary…

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.'…

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