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A Devotee’s Life

A Devotee’s Life

What thoughts cross your mind when you are asked what you think or know about a Hare Krishna devotee? What is his background? Why is he a devotee? What are…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Who am I? Where did I come from before birth, and after death where am I going? What is this universe? Is it chaotic madness, or does it follow a…

Back to Godhead Magazine is for Intelligent People only.

Back to Godhead Magazine is for Intelligent People only.

Back to Godhead magazine is for intelligent people only. To be intelligent, one need not have a university degree or engage in intellectual word jugglery because the higher intelligence required…

Peace on Earth Or Earth in Pieces?

Peace on Earth Or Earth in Pieces?

I'd been distributing my spiritual master's books to San Antonio servicemen since nine o'clock that morning. Now I had to catch the bus from the base back into the city…

Chant and be happy… Hare Krishna’s as Santa?

Chant and be happy… Hare Krishna’s as Santa?

Whats a Hare Krishna doing dressed up like Santa? Nowadays we usually think of Santa as some kind of wintertime Daddy Warbucks who''ll satisfy our craving for more and more…

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

From cow's milk, says Srila Prabhupada, you get butter and so many other things, and you can add fruit, vegetables, and grains to make hundreds and thousands of preparations--that is…

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Before Madhavendra Puri, most Indians worshiped Lord Krishna in a ritualistic fashion, according to strict rules and regulations. Such formal worship is necessary for those who have not awakened their…

Chant and be Happy… At ISKCON’s Farm Communities

Chant and be Happy… At ISKCON’s Farm Communities

None of us had ever designed a building or worked with marble or anything like that. But we chanted Hare Krishna, and gradually Krishna revealed these skills.…

The Mantra for Everyone

The Mantra for Everyone

"In the age of Kali (Quarrel and Hypocrisy) the chanting of the holy name is the best means of God-realization. There is no other alternative, no other alternative, no other…

Compassion Means Spreading Krsna Consciousness

Compassion Means Spreading Krsna Consciousness

Seemingly devout Hindus say, "Why are you teaching of Krishna in America? To follow the Vedas you have to be born in India." Is Krishna's message, then, just for a…

Chant and be happy… In St. Louis

Chant and be happy… In St. Louis

The scriptures and the saints and spiritual masters through the ages all say that chanting the Lord's holy names is the best way to make spiritual advancement in this difficult…

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

He was an expert hatha-yogi in the respected order of spiritual life (sannyasa), and had been running a major yoga center in New York for thirteen years.…

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Four days after his thirty-eighth birthday, Srila Prabhupada's very dear disciple Jayananda dasa passed away in his quarters at the Los Angeles Temple complex (New Dvaraka). For the last few…