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The Brahmacari Asrama

The Brahmacari Asrama

As I began to spend more time with the brahmacaris, I noticed they seemed to be always joyful, beyond the ups and downs that had plagued my spiritual quest.…

Prepare for Your Next Life

Prepare for Your Next Life

Spirit souls in the cycle of birth and death from species to species. Human life affords the soul a chance to regain his eternal life beyond birth and death.…

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Sixty-five million people are on a diet at any given time in America. Millions are going on and off diets, losing weight, gaining it back, giving up, feeling desperate....…

Why do Devotees have a Negative Outlook?

Why do Devotees have a Negative Outlook?

The fact is this material world is a miserable, negative place, full of danger at every step; it is a temporary abode of death, birth, disease, and old age, a…

Acyuta, Drive My Chariot

Acyuta, Drive My Chariot

Acyuta, drive my chariot!" This was the command given by Arjuna, the great devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krsna, unto Lord Krsna Himself on the Battlefield…

Upon Him I Meditate

Upon Him I Meditate

I meditate upon that eternally effulgent Lord who is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations and yet is beyond them. It is He only who first imparted Vedic knowledge…

The Test of the Genuine Guru

The Test of the Genuine Guru

If you want a cheap guru there will be many cheater gurus. But if you are sincere, you will have a sincere guru. Because people want everything very cheaply, they…

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Sivananda had not been in the temple more than a year when Srila Prabhupada came to Montreal. After a short meeting, Srila Prabhupada requested Sivananda to go to Europe to…

The Ecstacy of Madhavendra Puri

The Ecstacy of Madhavendra Puri

A young cowherd boy appeared before Madhavendra Puri and offered him a pot of milk. That boy was none other than Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Death and Dying — The Vedic Observer

Death and Dying — The Vedic Observer

Birth and death apply to one's embodiment in the material world. Fear is due to worrying about the future. …

Chanting the Holy Names in West Berlin

Chanting the Holy Names in West Berlin

In West Germany, devotees have evolved a preaching strategy adapted from the nama-hatta program established by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in India during the last century.…

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Awakening Our Spiritual Taste.Whether it's a spicy chutney or a cooling raita, food offered to Krsna enlivens our spiritual senses.…

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…