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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…

Harvard, SDS, drugs, Skinner, James. Then what?

Harvard, SDS, drugs, Skinner, James. Then what?

Having just spent four disappointing years at the Exeter Academy, in New Hampshire, I was enjoying a new freedom at Harvard. I could choose my own courses, make new friends,…

Shopping With Krsna In Mind

Shopping With Krsna In Mind

If you've decided to be a vegetarian, and to take the further step of offering all your food to the Lord, sooner or later you'll face the task of changing…

Srila Prabhupada the Guru

Srila Prabhupada, We haven't met . . . yet, Or at least not on this plane, For you have gone on to be with Krsna. I remain yet in illusion.…

Nut-and-Raisin Halava

Nut-and-Raisin Halava

Preparing and eating these foods for our own pleasure is not the same as preparing and offering them to Lord Krsna for His pleasure, because food that's material when unconnected…

CHANT! Hare Krishna!

CHANT! Hare Krishna!

The name Krsna 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. So the maha-mantra means,…

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…

Keeping Krsna’s Honey Bees

Keeping Krsna’s Honey Bees

If for some reason the hive becomes queenless, all the bees become anxious and will do little or no work. In the queen's presence, however, the bees work feverishly and…

Srila Prabhupada: “Your Ever Well-Wisher”

ISKCON Cinema has just released a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada. Titled Your Ever Well-Wisher, the film traces Srila Prabhupada's life from his birth in Calcutta in 1896…

Reincarnation: Do We Live More Than Once?

Reincarnation: Do We Live More Than Once?

Sukla was one of those rare children whose testimony and behavior give evidence for the theory that your personality survives the death of your body and travels on to live…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

Meat-eating is bad for many reasons. For health reasons: "The inherent cholesterol, toxins, uric acid, high bacteria count, general indigestibility, and lack of fiber in the flesh of an animal…

Are Devotees of Krsna “Holier-Than-Thou”?

"The Hare Krsnas have a holier-than-thou attitude," some people say. And whenever I hear that kind of talk, I start to reflect on why someone would think that. …

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…

Pure Love Through Transcendental Sound

Pure Love Through Transcendental Sound

One can extricate himself from the bonds of material life by hearing and chanting transcendental sounds. The common, unenlightened person is in a sleeplike state, oblivious of his real nature…

Making A Home Altar For Lord Krsna

Making A Home Altar For Lord Krsna

One important step in the process of becoming God conscious is to make your home God's home. Instead of going to visit Him only once a week, invite Him into…

Now His Art Has Meaning

Now His Art Has Meaning

Now Bhaktisiddhanta dasa has no time for the meaningless art of the commercialized West. From his headquarters in Mayapur, he oversees teams of sculptors, painters, and craftsmen as they erect…

The Self And Its Bodies

The Self And Its Bodies

As a sleeping person acts according to the body manifested in his and accepts it to be himself, so one identifies with his present body, which he acquired because of…

Khicari — A Poor Man’s Feast Fit for a King

Khicari — A Poor Man’s Feast Fit for a King

"A poor man's feast fit for a king." That's what Srila Prabhupada called the meal in this photograph—khicari, fried potatoes, yogurt, and fresh fruit.…

I knew it was time for me to leave Oregon

I knew it was time for me to leave Oregon

The language hypnotized me, to say the least, and I couldn't put the book down. After about two days of reading, I began to feel out of place around my…

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