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The Case Against Animal Slaughter

Although meat is certainly a source of concentrated protein it is a very poor source of other food elements like minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. In addition, eating flesh from the…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

The wheel of reincarnation carries the soul on its journey through 8,400,000 species of life. At the top of the wheel is human life, which, if spent wisely, can liberate…

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

One day a friend of mine showed me a book she had gotten from a Hare Krishna devotee. It was called Sri Isopanisad, The book's introduction alone was so complete—it…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

It's natural to praise someone who does something wonderful, and God does the most wonderful things of all. He creates the entire cosmic manifestation, orbiting countless planets and stars with…

How the Hare Krishna Movement Came to Africa

How the Hare Krishna Movement Came to Africa

The story of how the Hare Krishna movement came to Africa starts in 1971 in the United States when I received a letter from my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, instructing…

ISKCON News: Courts Rule in Favor of Krishna!

ISKCON News: Courts Rule in Favor of Krishna!

Two recent court decisions confirming ISKCON's right to conduct its public programs have increased the scope of the Society's activities.The judge declared that the thirty devotees going to the fair…

Street Sankirtana

Street Sankirtana

Public chanting of the holy names of God is now commonplace in the streets of cities throughout the world, and Lord Caitanya's famous prediction, "In every town and village the…

In Detroit, Michigan and around the world…

In Detroit, Michigan and around the world…

Muhammed said, "Glorify the name of your Lord, the most high." Saint Paul said, "Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved." Lord Buddha declared, "All…

Who am I? Understanding Ourselves

Who am I? Understanding Ourselves

For the anti-material particle, which is the vital force, there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does it ever cease to be. It is unborn, eternal, ever-existing,…

In Berkeley, California, and around the world ….

In Berkeley, California, and around the world ….

The sound of Hare Krishna is so enriching that a whole culture has been founded on it. The people who chant Hare Krishna are developing good character. There is, then,…

The Universal Teacher

The Universal Teacher

This speech was given by Abhay Charan Das (Srila Prabhupada) before the members of the Gaudiya Matha in Bombay, in February 1936, on the occasion of the appearance anniversary of…

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Forty years ago, a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura composed a poem in honor of the appearance of his spiritual master. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta greatly appreciated this simple expression of…

The Most Blessed Event

The Most Blessed Event

Since 1969 in ISKCON Srila Prabhupada's Sri-Vyasa-puja homage book has become an annual publication, presented to Srila Prabhupada on his appearance day. …

Delivering the Message Unchanged

Delivering the Message Unchanged

The precious Bhagavatam has been handed down in disciplic succession, from guru to disciple, in an unbroken chain, and today Srila Prabhupada, spiritual master of ISKCON, is delivering it in…

What is a Guru?

What is a Guru?

The guru's business is to see that no human being suffers in this material world. No one can claim that he is not suffering. That is not possible. …

Prescription For The Age Of Quarrel

Prescription For The Age Of Quarrel

“Chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there is no other way,…

Renunciation: The Higher Taste

It's difficult to understand how someone on the path of spiritual realization can reject the things most people find enjoyable. Renunciation of worldly pleasure is possible only if one experiences…

Who’s Pulling the Strings?

Who’s Pulling the Strings?

We generally think that we're in control of our actions and that we're making our own decisions, but the supreme authority, Krishna, declares that this is not the case. He…

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

Yoga is a word becoming increasingly familiar to people all over the world. Many are asking, "What is yoga? What does the yoga practitioner seek to achieve? And what is…