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Spreading the Holy Life Around

Spreading the Holy Life Around

We are five in the van and the hardy mood of spiritual pioneering predominates. There is a distinct sense of mission. We travel to the remotest corners of France to…

Chanting Hare Krishna in Amsterdam

Chanting Hare Krishna in Amsterdam

ISKCON Devotees chanting Hare Krishna downtown and standing before the Amsterdam center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 1977.…

Art: A Return to the Original Spirit

Art: A Return to the Original Spirit

Srila Prabhupada founded the art academy upon that spirit of a 'common cause.' We paint from a desire to understand our higher selves, our spiritual selves, and to relate…

The Scholar and the Boatman

The Scholar and the Boatman

"Boatman," the scholar opened, "while you're out here have you ever thought about the relationship between total torque and crosscurrent impact?" "No, sir, I can't say that I have."…

Creativity In Krishna Consciousness — An Artist Speaks

Creativity In Krishna Consciousness — An Artist Speaks

I always appreciated art that pointed in a high direction. I was looking for beautiful form, and when I started to hear about Krishna, His form was something I naturally…

The Wedding Voyage

The Wedding Voyage

It was the eve of Rajoman's wedding. In anticipation he put on his finest silk turban, and robes. His father called him, "Rajoman! Please hurry! It's getting late and we…

Life in the Villages… The Way It’s Always Been

Life in the Villages… The Way It’s Always Been

Someone asked Gandhi, "What do you think of Western civilization?" "I think it would be a good idea," he said. "The real strength of India lies in her villages."…

Notes from Northern Ireland

Notes from Northern Ireland

A former civil rights worker went to war-torn Northern Ireland with an ancient peace formula. It was disarmingly simple.…

Natural Living: Plain and Simple

Natural Living: Plain and Simple

People of all ages, especially young people, are investigating country life as a way around dependence upon oil and machinery and the health hazards of artificial fertilizers and insecticides.…

Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Steaming hot and full of fruit, nuts, and buttery, wheaty goodness, halava will fuel you through the morning in good style. So, whether you're going to climb the Himalayas or…

Bhakti — Spontaneous Love of Godhead

Bhakti — Spontaneous Love of Godhead

"Bhakti" or spontaneous loving service cannot be applied to any object within the world of three dimension but it is a thing which is absolute monopoly of the Personality of…

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,…