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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…

Munificent Lord Caitanya

Munificent Lord Caitanya

The most sublime opportunity You've given to us, the fallen souls To quit this material connection And accept our eternal roles.…

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

It was almost like following a Martian down the street. Somehow Srila Prabhupada floated through it all, seemingly unaware of the stares, comments and general sensation he was creating.…

A Devotee is an Ocean of Mercy

A Devotee is an Ocean of Mercy

When Lord Jesus Christ presented himself he was greatly afflicted by the miserable conditions of the people. Regardless of which country or sect they belong to, all devotees are compassionate.…

Obituary for Devotees Killed in Car Crash

Obituary for Devotees Killed in Car Crash

A devotee is in an advantageous position at the time of death. If he is advanced on the spiritual path, he will go to Krsna, and if he is not…

Answers From the Reservoir of Knowledge

Answers From the Reservoir of Knowledge

How can you attain Krsna consciousness it in one second? "It is simply a matter of surrender. It is like a creeper; as soon as you sow the seed, it…

Initiation, Second Birth

Initiation, Second Birth

I want to talk of the real guide, the pure devotee of God who showers unlimited love and mercy upon all living entities because he is the dearmost representative of…

The Advent of Lord Krsna

The Advent of Lord Krsna

Arriving at the ocean shoreline, They offered the Purusa-sukta prayer. No response from Ksirodakasayi-Visnu Caused Brahma to sit in meditation there.…

Introducing Ourselves to a Nation

Introducing Ourselves to a Nation

Mr. Susskind: A particularly colorful group, often seen dancing and chanting in the major cities of this country—New York and Chicago and Detroit and Pittsburgh—is called the Hare Krsna movement.…

Journey to the Real Self

It is by intelligence that I can understand that this body is not me. I may say, "My hand, my head, my arm," but the use of the possessive pronoun…

Back to Godhead Vol 45, 1970-1973 PDF Download

Back to Godhead Vol 45, 1970-1973 PDF Download

Back to Godhead is about Krsna (pronounced “Krishna”), the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krsna is a Sanskrit word meaning God, the All-Attractive. Our magazine is intended to bring a revival…

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

Human life is meant for cultivating transcendental knowledge. By the process of evolution we have passed through so many kinds of bodies and have now come to this human form.…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

Japa is a simple, age-old practice. You softly chant the Hare Krsna mantra (names of God) while fingering a string of 108 beads. Pause long enough on each bead to…

Prayer in a Mosque: “Please Give Me A Sign”

Prayer in a Mosque: “Please Give Me A Sign”

John, a traveler, found himself in Istanbul. With nothing to do, he'd gone to the magnificent Blue Mosque, an awe-inspiring monument with huge stained-glass windows, to offer a sincere prayer…

Pickles to Relish

Pickles to Relish

For centuries, people throughout the world have known that extremely salty, acidic, or sweet foods don't spoil. And for centuries people have employed various techniques to preserve, or pickle, their…

Siddha Svarupa Surrenders His Disciples to Srila Prabhupada

Siddha Svarupa Surrenders His Disciples to Srila Prabhupada

I've relinquished my position as spiritual master and offered myself, my disciples, and all our wealth at the feet of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. …

The Passing of Grandfather Bhisma

The Passing of Grandfather Bhisma

Grandfather Bhisma was lying at the point of death on a bed of arrows which had been shot through his body. Because he was the most famous warrior of his…

Chant (Part 2 – 4 Poem about Lord Jagannatha)

Chant (Part 2 – 4 Poem about Lord Jagannatha)

This second part is addressed to Jagannatha Svami (literally, "Lord of the Universe"), the Supreme Lord Krsna as He specifically appears in the Deity manifestation carved hundreds of years ago…

Advertisement for Srila Prabhupada’s Books 1970

Advertisement for Srila Prabhupada’s Books 1970

Srila Prabhupada has dedicated his life to writing these books. It is up to you to read them.…