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Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

With Krsna consciousness flourishing on New York's Lower East Side, Srila Prabhupada felt he could entrust the New York center to his followers and expand the movement west.…

Devotees of Krsna Are Optimistic

Devotees of Krsna Are Optimistic

Despite all the gloom, the devotees of Lord Krsna are optimistic, unfazed. Indeed, they're positively joyful. Why? And if they are, can others be? Yes.…

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

With World War II raging in Europe and the Far East, Srila Prabhupada launches BACK TO GODHEAD magazine and addresses the issues of the day from a Krsna conscious viewpoint.…

New Zealand South Island Story

New Zealand South Island Story

When I came to New Zealand in 1972, the farthest thing from my mind was opening a Hare Krsna temple. I was on a world surfing safari and the closest…

Vicki Overton: From Haute Couture To Hare Krsna

Vicki Overton: From Haute Couture To Hare Krsna

When Vicki Overton was growing up in Auckland in the 1950's, duly attentive to her studies at St. Cuthbert's College for girls, no one would have imagined she would one…

The Yoga Dictionary

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…

Letters — on Parthenogenetic Reproduction

Fertilization also activates the egg, initiating its development. However, a variety of artificial stimuli, including the prick of a needle—none of which contributes new material or new information to the…

Brahma, Visnu, Siva — Misconceptions About “the Hindu trinity”

Brahma, Visnu, Siva — Misconceptions About “the Hindu trinity”

In the beginning there is myself [Brahma], and the Prajapatis, the great sages who generate; then there are Lord Visnu, the demigods with controlling powers, and the kings of different…

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

Absolute is sentient, Thou hast proved, Impersonal calamity Thou hast removed. This gives us a life Anew and fresh. Worship Thy feet, Your Divine Grace.…

The Karma Free Diet

The Karma Free Diet

The Sanskrit word karma means "action" or, more specifically, any material action that gives us a material reaction and thus binds us to the material world. So a karma-free diet…

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Of course, there are different types of yoga, but ultimately the basic principle is to purify the mind so we can understand our pure spiritual identity. Yogis want to go…

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

The Supreme Lord rescues His devotee from the ocean of birth and death. A soul suffering in material existence can never save himself from the ocean of repeated birth, old…

Jean Claude Halliche — A Spiritual Presence at 3M

Jean Claude Halliche — A Spiritual Presence at 3M

I've become less concerned with gaining wealth, honor, and position for myself. My task now is to use what I've achieved for Krsna's service and to work toward perfecting my…

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The most popular of all unleavened breads, chapatis are traditionally made with stone-ground whole-wheat flour. Thus they're rich in fiber, vitamins B and E, protein, iron, unsaturated fats, and carbohydrates.…

The Yoga Dictionary

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, will focus upon the…

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

The chanting of God's holy names quickly polishes the mirror of the mind and reveals both Him and ourselves. "The face is the index of the mind," Prabhupada was fond…

Srila Prabhupada’s Initiation

Srila Prabhupada’s Initiation

Abhay considered Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura his spiritual master from the time of their first meeting in 1922, but business and family commitments kept Abhay from participating full-time in Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati's…

How to See and Know God

How to See and Know God

Krsna is explaining Himself. But suppose you say, "How can I believe that Krsna said these words? Somebody may have written them in the name of Krsna." No. Because the…

Hare Krishna: Brainwashing or Liberation Through Free Will?

Critics sometimes charge that Krsna consciousness is "brainwashing." Supposedly it forces an otherwise free-thinking person to conform to such a degree that he loses his identity and becomes a "mindless…

The Yoga Dictionary

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, will focus upon the…

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