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How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

In distress I prayed out loud: "If there is someone behind all this, I want to know You. I will be obedient to Your will." I prayed from my heart,…

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…

New York City Taxi Tattva

New York City Taxi Tattva

Everyone in New York City thinks he's a philosopher. And who do they talk with about politics, religion, traffic, and the weather? Not their psychiatrists, business associates, or even their…

Cooking for Krishna

Cooking for Krishna

How can a twentieth-century woman simply stand there cutting a cauliflower, with the Middle East in crisis, millions going hungry, and the national economy tottering?…

Living and Dying Absurd — On Madness

Living and Dying Absurd — On Madness

We should not be anxious to increase our material happiness. Always in civilization those who have no spiritual happiness are hankering after these sense enjoyments. So Prahlad Maharaj says, …

Can You Dream Hare Krishna?

If you practice in dream that you are chanting Hare Krishna you are dancing in the temple you are seeing Lord Jagganath you are seeing Krishna you are talking with…

Service – Knowledge – Liberation

The neophyte devotee has no capacity to approach the Absolute Personality of Godhead. By submissively serving the bona fide spiritual master who is a bridge between the Lord and the…

Perfection in Yoga

Perfection in Yoga

In the Bhagavad Gita (6.2) Krishna defines Yoga as "linking oneself with the Supreme." Yoga means to get into touch with the Supreme Lord. That Supreme Lord is Bhagavan Sri…

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Krishna eats the food and then we take the remnants. The good taste of the food is thus enhanced, and the body and mind become healthy while the soul remains…

To Rupamanjari, Who Knows the Heart of Lord Chaitanya

O Dear Gopis! O purest of the Pure So dear to Krishna, Who can help you look for Him, When suddenly He leaves The Sacred Rasa Dance, Black Cloud adorned…

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Just hearing that Swamiji was coming back to New York, the devotees, having felt separation from their Spiritual Master, were filled now with so much bliss. Their joyful shouts of…

The Butter Thief

This Lord Krishna Blackish, plump Standing on the shoulders of His pals, His two hands around the covered bowl of butter hanging on ropes from the ceiling, has stolen my…

Krishna’s Dishes

Have I ever smelled the air so pure as on this night? So clear, so soft, so fragrant... Ah, but I must wash some dishes for Krishna... In that small…

Poem on My Spiritual Master

I offer my respects unto the Lotus Feet of my Spiritual Master, Who is Always thinking of what He can Do in service of His Dearmost Friend Krishna and never…

Akincana Krsnadasa Babaji Maharaja Passes Away

Akincana Krsnadasa Babaji Maharaja Passes Away

Krsnadasa Babaji Maharaja was a great well-wisher to Srila Prabhupada's disciples. And when they would ask him questions, his usual answer was "Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) All-Krsna Radio Station Can Reach 2½ Million Florence, Italy—Any time of the day or night, 2.5…

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…

The Best Health Food

The Best Health Food

By whom are you being taught what is healthy and what is not healthy? What is you authority? Actually this 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' is a material consideration. We are simply…

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…

Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

The law of karma is as strict, relentless, and impartial as the grosser natural laws of motion and gravity. For example, if I eat the flesh of animals even though…