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Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

Boise Mother Follows Son — Krishna Story with a Twist

I was brought up a Catholic. I went to church every Sunday. As a young woman my only understanding of God was fear. I was told I had to do…

Impressions of India

I had been present at the passing of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and my mind was now exhausted from the mixture of appalling…

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Srila Prabhupada — Taking on All Comers

Prabhupada retired through the rear door, back up to his apartment, his guests would disappear through the front door, back into the city. Don and Raphael would turn out the…

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is…

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is a little difficult to understand this movement, because it is a spiritual movement. Unfortunately, people have practically no information about what spirit is and what a spiritual…

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

Srila Prabhupada’s Encounters at 26 Second Avenue

His lecture is very basic and yet (for restless youth) heavily philosophical. Some can't take it, and they rise to leave. Some, upon hearing his first words, have already risen…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura — A Meditation

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta therefore taught that devotees should be eager to use everything possible for one central purpose: to broadcast the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

Turning Forty — Notes from the Editor

The other day, while here in Boston, I turned forty years old. I remembered when I was twenty-five years old and went out to chant Hare Krsna with my fellow…

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Recently the oldest member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Raghava Caitanya dasa, passed away at age ninety-three. …

Srila Prabhupada On the Lower East Side

Srila Prabhupada On the Lower East Side

Thousands of young people were walking the streets, not simply intoxicated or crazy (though they often were), but searching for life's ultimate answers.…

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Whoever you are, your body is changing. You once had the body of a child. Now you have the body of a young person or old person. The change is…

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…