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Transcendental Meditation Through Sound

Transcendental Meditation Through Sound

Soon after "transcendental meditation" first caught the fancy of people in America, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, gave this talk…

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…

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice, one of the oldest grains known to man, has throughout history been a staple in the diet of nearly three fourths of the world's people, and it remains so…

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Abhay wanted to have his own cart and to perform his own Ratha-yatra, and naturally he turned to his father for help. Gour Mohan agreed, but there were difficulties. When…

A Letter From a Friend

A Letter From a Friend

I will keep begging you to take part in the chanting of the holy names of God, the only effective religious practice for this age, for I know it is…

Close Encounter with Another Kind

Close Encounter with Another Kind

The emu, like all animals, must follow the ways of his species according to the dictates of nature. For him no question arises of what to do with his life;…

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Milk, the miracle food, yields cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, and ghee. The essence of milk and the consummate cooking medium, ghee imparts such a refined, irresistible flavor that it's earned…

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…

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

At our first meeting I started arguing with him, sometimes foolishly, sometimes methodically and logically. The first epithet I received from him was "You are a mudha, a big fool."…

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada (then known as Abhay Charan De) was skeptical: he had seen too many "holymen" at his father's house—professional beggars, ganja smokers, and the like. But this person was…

The You That Doesn’t Change

The You That Doesn’t Change

From your childhood body to your boyhood body to your youthful body, your consciousness continues. Similarly, your consciousness will carry you into another body, and that transmigration from one body…

Reincarnation and the Holy Name

Is there life after death? If so, what is the nature of that life? These questions have always been with us, and the search for their answers is an intrinsic…

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…

ISKCON’s Anti-Drug Programs Win Worldwide Praise

"Krishna consciousness is close to 100% successful in stopping drug use among those who voluntarily enter the program"—Addictions Magazine, Washington, D.C, Area Council on Alchoholism & Drug Abuse, Inc.…

A Refuge For The Hippies — The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

A Refuge For The Hippies — The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada had come to San Francisco as the hippie movement was reaching its height. He found his small temple on Frederick Street, in the heart of the Haight-Ashbury district…

You Don’t Need a Guru—or Do You?

You Don’t Need a Guru—or Do You?

We'd rather be in the position of teacher than that of student. Submission to a teacher implies an admission that I need instruction and guidance. And this is humbling. Most…

Ticket to a World Without Death

Ticket to a World Without Death

If TWA were selling tickets for a flight to a newly discovered planet where no one grew old, no one suffered disease, and no one ever died, who wouldn't want…

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…

The Role of the Disciple — Harvard Divinity School

The Role of the Disciple — Harvard Divinity School

You've been speaking at some length about the notion of the guru. According to your tradition, what is the role of the disciple? How does he deal with the guru?…

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Haight-Ashbury

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Haight-Ashbury

San Francisco, 1967. Prabhupada's temple had become an integral part of the youth scene in the Haight-Ashbury district. Now, unexpectedly, the Lord of the universe came to the temple through…

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