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Do You Need a Guru? — Notes from the Editor

Most people think they have no need for a spiritual master. In a sense, they are right. People interested only in an animal-like existence do not need a spiritual master.…

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

First, set up an altar in your home at some convenient place. The altar is a place where you can perform meditation, offer devotion to the Lord, and receive the…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

We see in the street that the cars are moving at high speed but they're within their 'orbits,' their white or yellow lines of demarcation—because there is some brain, some…

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

Before I came to Krishna consciousness my life was completely impure. I was confused and indecisive about spiritual life and couldn't help myself. But after I read that book, I…

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Last night you had some dream, but now it has no value. It is gone. And again, tonight when you sleep, you'll forget all these things and dream. You won't…

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

So the first thing is that one should be searching after a spiritual master, just as when you search after some school, you must have at least some preliminary knowledge…

85.5 Million Prabhupada Books in Print (1979)

85.5 Million Prabhupada Books in Print (1979)

Last year the printing total surpassed the previous year's total by thirty percent, and BBT books appeared for the first time in Danish, Greek, and Kannada (a South Indian dialect).…

The Search for the Divine – A Conversation

The Search for the Divine – A Conversation

A conversation between A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Mr. Paul Valliere, an Instructor of Religion at Columbia University in New York City.…

Lord Krishna’s Friend Sudama

Lord Krishna’s Friend Sudama

Sudama Brahmana is gloriously received by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna, and His eternal consort Srimati Rukmini.…

Chanting

When we go chanting Hare Krishna outdoors, under the blue sky, with drums and cymbals through the streets, who can measure the essence of that?…

Some Questions to Lord Krishna

Swamiji says You always wear A peacock feather In Thy Hair And that Thy Feet And colored red And leave a lotus Where'er You tread…

Chanting

When we were chanting Hare Krishna My pleasure was so great I was afraid lest I be swept to heaven and given a chariot ride down the length of the…

Back to the Simple Life and Simple Truth

Back to the Simple Life and Simple Truth

In the country the pangs of the material world are less. You can arrange your life for real profit. Spiritual profit. Realize God; become Krishna conscious.…

The Boston Brahmanas

The first written reference to Boston brahmanas was made by Oliver Wendell Holmes. In an essay published in 1860 Holmes wrote of the "brahmin cast of New England ... the…

CHANT!

CHANT!

The name Krishna 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.…

The Brahmacari Asrama

The Brahmacari Asrama

As I began to spend more time with the brahmacaris, I noticed they seemed to be always joyful, beyond the ups and downs that had plagued my spiritual quest.…

Prepare for Your Next Life

Prepare for Your Next Life

Spirit souls in the cycle of birth and death from species to species. Human life affords the soul a chance to regain his eternal life beyond birth and death.…

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Sixty-five million people are on a diet at any given time in America. Millions are going on and off diets, losing weight, gaining it back, giving up, feeling desperate....…

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