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Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Waking Up to Higher Happiness

Is there a higher enjoyment beyond the relative pleasures and pains of material life? His Holiness Revatinandana Svami describes how to achieve the realm of transcendental consciousness, where pleasure is…

You Can’t Eat Nuts And Bolts

You Can’t Eat Nuts And Bolts

We may find a typical villager in a Vedic community living with his wife and a few children in a thatched hut with mud walls and a dirt floor. He…

What Can Turn a Greyhound Bus Into a Temple?

What Can Turn a Greyhound Bus Into a Temple?

They have converted three Greyhound buses into mobile temples to bring the message of Krishna consciousness to every town and village in the United States and Canada. …

Initiation Into Krishna Consciousness

Initiation Into Krishna Consciousness

For a typical initiation, about one hundred devotees gather in the temple. The devotees to be initiated—perhaps a dozen of them—sit in two rows, facing the devotee designated to be…

Conversations from India

Conversations from India

Srila Prabhupada thought if he could get some of the Westerners to become devotees of Krishna, the Indians would then realize the importance of the spiritual culture they had…

Back To Godhead Begins Its Tenth Year In The West

Back To Godhead Begins Its Tenth Year In The West

With this issue, we mark the beginning of the tenth year that BACK TO GODHEAD is being published in the West. It is unique because it is devoted to Krishna.…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World (part 3)

After the disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, his son, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, a great scholar and pure devotee, continued to expand the mission of Lord Caitanya.…

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

Chanting Hare Krishna in Purity — The Ten Offenses.

There are ten offenses to be avoided while chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. These are given in The Nectar of Devotion. When we chant Hare Krishna, we must therefore be…

Lord Krishna’s Prasadam

Lord  Krishna’s Prasadam

Prasadam means God's mercy, and specifically refers to food that's been offered to Krishna. Prasadam has been offered to Lord Krishna in love by one of His devotees, whereas ordinary…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 2

Lord Caitanya did not advent Himself to liberate only a few men of India. He says in the Caitanya-bhagavata: 'In every town, country and village, My name will be sung.'…

Traveling and Preaching with Radha Damodara

Everywhere we hold Krishna conscious festivals. People become inspired to join us. Soon we hope to see hundreds of buses bringing these blissful festivals to every town and village.…

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

How the Teachings of Lord Caitanya Came to the Western World, Part 1

In Calcutta in 1896, the teachings of Lord Caitanya began their journey to the West. In Bengali-speaking Calcutta on August 20th of that year, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published a small…

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…