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Gandhi-Jinnah Talks

Gandhi-Jinnah Talks

We are sorry to learn that Gandhi Jinnah Talks about unity of the Indian people have failed for the present. We are not very much optimistic in the result of…

Thanks to the Government of India

Thanks to the Government of India

Readers of 'Back to Godhead' who were practically disappointed to learn that the Government of India had twice refused to give permission for the continuance of publication of "Back to…

Do Not Spoil This Human Life

Do Not Spoil This Human Life

We should not spoil this human form of life by acting like the hogs, then what is human life meant for? Austerity and penance. You should voluntarily accept some regulative…

The Transformed Face of Indian Culture

The Transformed Face of Indian Culture

I'm in a peaceful little village, seventy kilometers north of Pondicherry. But while I write, trying my best to concentrate, the villagers we're staying with have gathered in the next…

Padayatra: On the Road With Lord Caitanya

Padayatra: On the Road With Lord Caitanya

We want to introduce Srila Prabhupada as the specially empowered representative of Lord Caitanya who fulfilled His prediction that the holy name of Krsna will be preached in every town…

The Many Loves of Auto Man

The Many Loves of Auto Man

There's a long history to bumper stickers. It began with Stone Age cave dwellers, who sometimes painted pictures on the walls of their homes. Later on, the Egyptians invented pyramids…

Puris—Pure and Simple

Puris—Pure and Simple

We would sit together and eat fresh hot puris with hot milk. For me it is hard to see how Westerners enjoy dry bread when there is something as wonderful…

Sankirtana, The Divine Sound

Sankirtana, The Divine Sound

Because there is no difference between Krsna and His name, the holy name of Krsna is as pure and as perfect as Krsna Himself. The chanting of Hare Krsna will…

The Disciplic Succession

The Disciplic Succession

Many times, when people inquiring about Krsna consciousness hear from us about the importance of disciplic succession, they are not able to grasp what we are talking about. We say,…

On Pilgrimage

On Pilgrimage

Traveling north from Kanya-kumari, in a few days we come to the village of Tirukkurungudi, once visited by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu nearly five hundred years ago.…

Medicine for Maya

Medicine for Maya

Nobody will agree to work to satisfy someone else's senses, because everyone is thinking, "I want to satisfy my senses." But if that is the position, then we have to…

The Joy of Cooking Badas

The Joy of Cooking Badas

Badas in India were one of my favorite dishes, but in Oregon it was such an ordeal to make them that my taste for them dramatically waned. Making badas with…

Removing the Bewildered Condition

Removing the Bewildered Condition

The individual soul needlessly accepts material body after body to enjoy in assorted avenues of sense gratification within the material world. Ignorant of his true nature, he becomes attracted…

The Urgent Need for Krsna consciousness

The Urgent Need for Krsna consciousness

Human society is being misled by leaders who are blind, for they do not know the aim and objective of human life, which is self-realization and the reestablishment of our…

Krsna Is

Krsna Is

Quotes by Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur from Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita on the nature of Krsna.…

KRSNA Is Nondifferent From His Name

KRSNA Is Nondifferent From His Name

Krsna consciousness is the perfect process for solving all the problems of life because it can at once end our illusory separation from Krsna, the Supreme Lord. Krsna is present…

Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966 Part Two

Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966  Part Two

When Srila Prabhupada walked in to begin kirtana, he looked at the newly decorated temple and showed surprise. "Ah, you are advancing," he said. "This is very nice. This is…

A Revival Of Vedic Arts

A Revival Of Vedic Arts

For so long I'd been hearing the devotees in Mayapur talk about terra cotta panels, terra cotta tiles, terra cotta bas-reliefs, terra cotta statues, terra cotta this, terra cotta that.…

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Dear Srila Prabhupada

One of my fondest recollections of you is of how you were always uncompromising. During the late 1960s, for example, many of the young people around you were influenced by…

Association With Saintly Persons

Association With Saintly Persons

Lord Caitanya says that one should always try to associate with saintly persons because if one establishes a proper association with a saintly person, even for a moment, he attains…