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You Don’t Have to Give up “Good Food”

It's a common misconception that one must give up all of the "good foods" to become a vegetarian. However, anyone who takes to a Krishna Prasadam diet, which strictly rules…

The Meaning of “Prabhupada”

The Meaning of “Prabhupada”

The word Prabhupada signifies a great saint even among saints. The word has two meanings: first, one at whose feet (Pada) there are many Prabhus (masters). The second meaning is…

Caitanya’s chief disciples Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami

Caitanya’s chief disciples Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami

Two of Lord Caitanya's chief disciples were Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami. They received extensive instruction from the Lord in the science of devotional service, and the books…

Chanting Hare Krsna—Only in Georgetown?

Chanting Hare Krsna—Only in Georgetown?

One Saturday night a woman stopped before our chanting party and shook her head in disbelief. Finally she exclaimed, "Only in Georgetown!" and walked off in shocked dismay.…

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

You can make substantial beverages by combining fruits, spices, nuts, and essences with milk, buttermilk, or yogurt. Milk, also the basis for cold shakes, makes a soothing nightcap when served…

Come to the Light

Come to the Light

We should not let the darkness of ignorance, symptomized by the mad search for sense gratification, dominate our lives. Rather, under the guidance of spiritual intelligence, we should search out…

The Mind-Control Controversy: Brainwashing

The Mind-Control Controversy: Brainwashing

The cultist as brainwashed zombie or mindless robot, the victims being brainwashed by evil cult leaders. This new imagery led to a new kind of exorcism: deprogramming, or forcible deconversion.…

Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosas are a favorite food of Krishna. As an Hors D'Oeuvre or as a course in themselves, these spice-filled pastries are always a sure delight.…

Initiation into Krishna Consciousness

Initiation into Krishna Consciousness

The most important celebration for a devotee to take part in is his own acceptance of initiation from the Spiritual Master. The fire sacrifice marks the climax of the initiation…

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…

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Coconut Honey Balls will fill your mouth with bliss.The famous "tempoura" of Japan actually originated in India as Pakora. Be careful to make a liberal portion of this dish. You'll…

The Beach Boys Talk About Transcendental Meditation

The Beach Boys Talk About Transcendental Meditation

Backstage at New York's FilImore East, Purushottam and Gargamuni met Carl Wilson, his brother Dennis, and Mike Love—three members of the critically acclaimed Beach Boys rock group. …

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…