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What Now? Who will Replace Srila Prabhupada? — Notes from the Editor

How many times have we recently been asked, "Who will succeed Srila Prabhupada as the spiritual leader of the Hare Krsna movement?" And how often have we been confronted with…

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura

If you visit the town of Puri on the Bay of Bengal, you will find, amid palm trees and small houses, a stone shrine marking the place where the great…

A Tribute to Srila Prabhupada

I can't bear to think you are no longer here, But when I do I feel your hand upon me And your voice guiding me, as in the night the…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

As long as all of his disciples constantly look to his instructions and remain faithful, there will not be any chaos. But if they look away from or neglect the…

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

Wherever Srila Prabhupada went, on fourteen journeys around the globe, he constantly spread the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, and when he finally departed he was surrounded by disciples…

The Qualifications of the Spiritual Master

The Qualifications of the Spiritual Master

Although we do not want unhappiness, by our dealings we create enemies, and there is fighting and war. This forest fire of material existence goes on perpetually, and the authorized…

Heroes, Anti-Heroes and Antidotes

Heroes, Anti-Heroes and Antidotes

As Emerson said, "It is natural to believe in great men." And in his book, The Hero, American Style, Marshall William Fishwick remarks that "people are ineffective without leaders."…

Reincarnation and Beyond

Reincarnation and Beyond

"I can remember being a young man, a boy, a baby. What was I before that—what will I be next?" Mike Robinson of London Broadcasting Company interviews Srila Prabhupada.…

Chant and be happy

Chant and be happy

Anyone can chant the Hare Krishna mantra, anytime, anywhere. The main thing is to listen closely to the sound. Whether you sing it or say it, alone or with others,…

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York’s Central Park

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York’s Central Park

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York's Central Park.…

Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Srila Prabhupada has circled the globe thirteen times to talk on Krishna consciousness with disciples, reporters, professors, and public officials. What follows is a sampling of highlights from Srila Prabhupada's…

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 Child Who Challenged the Universe

The Child Who Challenged the Universe

My dear Dhruva because you are not born of my womb you do not deserve to sit on the king's lap, nor on the royal throne. If you desire the…

Finding a Genuine Guru

Finding a Genuine Guru

You have to surrender to the guru, but not blindly or sentimentally. First you should study him carefully to find out whether he has the qualifications spelled out in the…

Light of my Life

Light of my Life

Srila Prabhupada you are fulfilling Lord Gauranga's wish. Without discrimination you distribute the contents of the storehouse of transcendental love.…

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

If you want to be cheated, you will find cheating gurus. But if you are sincere, you will find a sincere guru. The genuine guru is God's representative, and he…

Sankirtan in New York City

Sankirtan in New York City

ISKCON devotees chant Hare Krishna in New York City in 1976.…

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

The special design of the Hare Krishna chant makes it easy to repeat and pleasant to hear. Spoken or sung, by yourself or in a group, Hare Krishna invariably produces…

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

The huge cars, with their towering canopies and colorful garlands, rumble along the city streets into the park. This is Ratha-yatra, the ancient Festival of the Chariots, glorifying Lord Jagannatha,…

Captured by Krishna

Peace Corps veteran tells how on his first professional photo assignment he became interested in Krishna consciousness and started making films for Krishna.…

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