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Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

In New York, Srila Prabhupada had nowhere to stay but the asrama of an impersonalist svami. To see students listening to a speaker who denied the Personality of Godhead was…

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

Scientific Views/ The Bhaktivedanta Institute by Richard L. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Richard L. Thompson studied at the State University of New York and Syracuse University and later received a National…

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

The whole purpose of the yoga system is to make the mind our friend. The mind in material contact is our enemy, just like the mind of a person in…

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

Finding Calm In a World of Calamities

During a strife-filled era in India Queen Kunti and her sons endured many hardships. Their enemies drove them out of their kingdom, tried to poison them and trapped them in…

The Anatomy of the Self

The Anatomy of the Self

I remember we played for hours, taking him apart and piecing him back together. In the process we were learning about our own bodies—the heart, lungs, brain, muscles, veins, arteries,…

How Krsna’s Garden Grows

How Krsna’s Garden Grows

"A few days ago," says Jennifer, "a woman stopped by the nursery and mentioned she'd just been to an interesting spiritual asrama in Miami. She said I ought to drive…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

If I chant Hare Krsna, will I be able to levitate? Why not keep the Hare Krsna mantra secret, like other mantras? If you chant a mantra in public,…

Lord Krishna’s Pure Devotee Reaches America

Lord Krishna’s Pure Devotee Reaches America

The Jaladuta is a regular cargo carrier of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, but there is a single passenger cabin aboard. For the voyage from Calcutta to New York in…

Plastic Surgery: Facing the Facts — Notes from the Editor

Time noted recently, "surgery offices were under siege by callers who had seen the results of a notable example of cosmetic surgery, evident in before-and-after pictures of the former First…

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

The rain stopped early this morning but the water is steadily rising. The basement and first floors of the buildings are submerged and everyone has moved to the top floor…

Tiger Consciousness — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Tiger Consciousness — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The tiger is made by nature's law in that way, so therefore he can do that. You cannot do it—your nature is different. You have discrimination, you have conscience, you…

The Chariot of the Body

The Chariot of the Body

Our material body is a lot like a chariot. It has five horses (the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell). Each of us is a spiritual soul riding…

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

When Srila Prabhupadas bus arrived at the terminal, it was past midnight. Mr. Gopal Agarwal, his sponsor, was waiting with the familys Volkswagen bus to drive him to Butler, about…

Mother Nature and the Origins of Opulence

Mother Nature and the Origins of Opulence

Human prosperity flourishes by natural gifts and not by gigantic industrial enterprises. The gigantic industrial enterprises are products of a godless civilization, and they cause the destruction of the noble…

Dying Ignorant — Notes from the Editor

Old age means a bit more than having to cut out baseball and tennis. It means we're going to die. So before we get too far along in years, we…

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

King Pariksit was cursed to die within seven days. Yet he took it all as Krsna's will, and at once he went to the Ganges to fast till the fatal…

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

In December of 1971, I arranged speaking program for Srila Prabhupada in Madras, India. Thousands of people came to hear him, and the leading newspaper carried a summary of his…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Can I chant Hare Krsna while I'm doing yoga? I don't understand Sanskrit. Will the Hare Krsna mantra work for me? Would it be a good idea to tell a…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

You are trying to know things rationally, but you are not going to the proper teacher. That is one more kind of ignorance—because you do not know that you are…

These Farmers Know a Lot More Than Farming

These Farmers Know a Lot More Than Farming

Srila Prabhupada didn't want just an ordinary farm, and he certainly didn't want an agribusiness. What he did want was a self-sufficient spiritual community where all kinds of people would…