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Bright Day of the Soul

Bright Day of the Soul

We stood on a rooftop in Manhattan, gazing out over the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge toward Brooklyn. I asked him, "Do you actually love Krishna?" He thought for…

The History of a Great Boy Devotee Dhruva Maharaja

The History of a Great Boy Devotee Dhruva Maharaja

Dhruva's stepmother said, "My dear boy, you cannot sit on the lap of your father. Although you are his son, you are disqualified because you have not taken birth in…

Prayers Of King Kulasekhara

Prayers Of King Kulasekhara

King Kulasekhara, a pure devotee of the Lord, shows us the way to offer prayers to the Lord. It is our prime duty to follow in his footsteps in order…

CHANT!

CHANT!

Tap into the reservoir of pleasure. By chanting the names of God, you'll immediately be in touch with the source of all pleasure. The name Krsna means the all-attractive person,…

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk has been famous as a storehouse of nutrients since long before the health-oriented 1980's began. Didn't your mother tell you that the minerals in milk help build strong bones…

Developing the African Spirit

Developing the African Spirit

The Krishna consciousness movement can help Africa develop in an atmosphere of peaceful cooperation and harmony, beyond racial or territorial conflicts caused by lack of true spiritual understanding.…

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

The Sankirtana Safari is on. Chanting and dancing to the hypnotic beats of Hare Krsna, a few American sadhus are daily seen on the main streets of Nairobi and other…

“Hearing is the beginning of understanding.”

“Hearing is the beginning of understanding.”

The most potent method for self-realization in this age is to hear the transcendental sound vibration of Krsna's name and glories from the lips of a pure devotee.…

The First Initiation, Srila Prabhupada Opens the Door

The First Initiation, Srila Prabhupada Opens the Door

Srila Prabhupada dropped a bomb no one was expecting. At the morning lecture, someone asked him about the significance of initiation, and he answered, "Initiation means you accept a spiritual…

Back to Godhead Vol 51, 1973 PDF Download

Back to Godhead Vol 51, 1973 PDF Download

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, attracts the minds of the gopis, the goddesses of the fortune in the spiritual world, by playing His transcendental flute.…

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INTRODUCTION TO BHAGAVAD-GITA An introduction to Geetopanishad, the Bhagavad Gita as It Is. Swamiji is presently working on a complete translation of the text of the Gita. Now this introduction…

CHANT!

CHANT!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Chanting is easy, and it works. In fact, it is the most effective means…

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

It so happens that 1971 is the year that Srila Prabhupada initiated me. He explained to me then that to become qualified to go back to Godhead, one must hear…

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

From Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle learned the doctrines of vegetarianism and continence, to which they both adhered throughout their long lives; and Aristotle taught these doctrines to his pupil Alexander…

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Hare Krsna Food for Life, like other food distribution programs, arose in the cities to meet the challenge of poverty amidst plenty. By 1983 some 30 million Americans were living…

CHANT!

CHANT!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare In Sanskrit, man means “mind” and tra means “freeing.” So a mantrais a combination…

Notes from the Editor

Love Feast One of the more important public services of the Krsna consciousness movement is to hold festivals. Our Sunday festivals usually consist of a discourse, a drama, or the…

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Betrayed by the Basic Four Four? Three? Whatever the count, a balanced diet should nourish not only the body but the spirit as well. by Visakha-devi dasi I remember how…

If This Were My Last Column… — Notes from the Editor

Surely I should speak the most helpful and essential message I could possibly utter: Please chant these names of God: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare…

Poem: Sri Krsna’s feet are tinged with pink…

Sri Krsna's chest is Fortune's rest, And fragrantly adorned With garlands: starting at His neck, They fall in love around His form.…