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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…

The Bird in the Cage

The Bird in the Cage

Why is that woman blithely dusting the birdcage when it's the bird itself, obviously sick or hungry, that urgently needs attention? She seems so caught up in polishing her golden…

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

For 79 cents get a one-pound package of Bird's-Eye Tiny Taters. Or, for 19 cents, you could get a pound of fresh potatoes instead and make tikkis (pronounced "teekees"), pan-fried…

George Harrison on “My Sweet Lord”

George Harrison on “My Sweet Lord”

By the time the Hare Krsna movement first came to England in 1969, John and I had already gotten a hold of Prabhupada's first album, Krsna Consciousness. We had played…

The Camel and the Thorns

The Camel and the Thorns

Dumb. That's the only word for the camel, who often feasts on thorny bushes, mangles his mouth-and enjoys the taste of his own fresh blood. Never mind the pain and…

How I Met My Spiritual Master

How I Met My Spiritual Master

In college I had delved into the thoughts of the great philosophers and literary personalities of the past. Echoing my godless upbringing, I would argue with my logic professor, a…

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…

The Passing of Bhisma

The Passing of Bhisma

Bhisma was such a fierce and skillful fighter that he was virtually invincible; only by a trick was he mortally wounded. Now, in recognition of his exalted position and his…

Doing Bhakti-Yoga in Your Home

Doing Bhakti-Yoga in Your Home

There are many ways you can practice bhakti-yoga but the basic rule behind every practice is simply this: Always remember Krsna and never forget Him. All the other rules and…

Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting

Fasting for some political purpose my help us reach some political goal. But the Vedic teachings direct us beyond such goals. Fasting, say the Vedic scriptures, is meant to help…

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

In distress I prayed out loud: "If there is someone behind all this, I want to know You. I will be obedient to Your will." I prayed from my heart,…

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…

New York City Taxi Tattva

New York City Taxi Tattva

Everyone in New York City thinks he's a philosopher. And who do they talk with about politics, religion, traffic, and the weather? Not their psychiatrists, business associates, or even their…

Cooking for Krishna

Cooking for Krishna

How can a twentieth-century woman simply stand there cutting a cauliflower, with the Middle East in crisis, millions going hungry, and the national economy tottering?…

Living and Dying Absurd — On Madness

Living and Dying Absurd — On Madness

We should not be anxious to increase our material happiness. Always in civilization those who have no spiritual happiness are hankering after these sense enjoyments. So Prahlad Maharaj says, …

Can You Dream Hare Krishna?

If you practice in dream that you are chanting Hare Krishna you are dancing in the temple you are seeing Lord Jagganath you are seeing Krishna you are talking with…

Service – Knowledge – Liberation

The neophyte devotee has no capacity to approach the Absolute Personality of Godhead. By submissively serving the bona fide spiritual master who is a bridge between the Lord and the…

Perfection in Yoga

Perfection in Yoga

In the Bhagavad Gita (6.2) Krishna defines Yoga as "linking oneself with the Supreme." Yoga means to get into touch with the Supreme Lord. That Supreme Lord is Bhagavan Sri…

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Krishna eats the food and then we take the remnants. The good taste of the food is thus enhanced, and the body and mind become healthy while the soul remains…

To Rupamanjari, Who Knows the Heart of Lord Chaitanya

O Dear Gopis! O purest of the Pure So dear to Krishna, Who can help you look for Him, When suddenly He leaves The Sacred Rasa Dance, Black Cloud adorned…

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