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Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

Srila Prabhupada: Carrying Krsna’s Message to the West

In 1952 Srila Prabhupada began preaching Krsna consciousness in Jhansi. With the support of local doctors and businessmen, he began an organization—the League of Devotees—dedicated to spreading Krsna consciousness in…

Devotees of Krsna Are Optimistic

Devotees of Krsna Are Optimistic

Despite all the gloom, the devotees of Lord Krsna are optimistic, unfazed. Indeed, they're positively joyful. Why? And if they are, can others be? Yes.…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, focuses upon the most…

Letters — on Parthenogenetic Reproduction

Fertilization also activates the egg, initiating its development. However, a variety of artificial stimuli, including the prick of a needle—none of which contributes new material or new information to the…

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta 1944

With World War II raging in Europe and the Far East, Srila Prabhupada launches BACK TO GODHEAD magazine and addresses the issues of the day from a Krsna conscious viewpoint.…

Brahma, Visnu, Siva — Misconceptions About “the Hindu trinity”

Brahma, Visnu, Siva — Misconceptions About “the Hindu trinity”

In the beginning there is myself [Brahma], and the Prajapatis, the great sages who generate; then there are Lord Visnu, the demigods with controlling powers, and the kings of different…

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

The Biography of Srila Prabhupada

Absolute is sentient, Thou hast proved, Impersonal calamity Thou hast removed. This gives us a life Anew and fresh. Worship Thy feet, Your Divine Grace.…

The Karma Free Diet

The Karma Free Diet

The Sanskrit word karma means "action" or, more specifically, any material action that gives us a material reaction and thus binds us to the material world. So a karma-free diet…

New Zealand South Island Story

New Zealand South Island Story

When I came to New Zealand in 1972, the farthest thing from my mind was opening a Hare Krsna temple. I was on a world surfing safari and the closest…

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Of course, there are different types of yoga, but ultimately the basic principle is to purify the mind so we can understand our pure spiritual identity. Yogis want to go…

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

The Supreme Lord rescues His devotee from the ocean of birth and death. A soul suffering in material existence can never save himself from the ocean of repeated birth, old…

Vicki Overton: From Haute Couture To Hare Krsna

Vicki Overton: From Haute Couture To Hare Krsna

When Vicki Overton was growing up in Auckland in the 1950's, duly attentive to her studies at St. Cuthbert's College for girls, no one would have imagined she would one…

How to See and Know God

How to See and Know God

Krsna is explaining Himself. But suppose you say, "How can I believe that Krsna said these words? Somebody may have written them in the name of Krsna." No. Because the…

Hare Krishna: Brainwashing or Liberation Through Free Will?

Critics sometimes charge that Krsna consciousness is "brainwashing." Supposedly it forces an otherwise free-thinking person to conform to such a degree that he loses his identity and becomes a "mindless…

The Yoga Dictionary

The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, will focus upon the…

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Beef-, fish-, and chicken-lovers take note: There's a cheaper, tastier, healthier, saintlier way to meet your protein needs -- dhal. Besides being a good source of iron and B vitamins,…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Radio ATMA on the Air in Paris Paris—The International Society for Krishna Consciousness now broadcasts music…

Be Controlled by Force—or by Love

Be Controlled by Force—or by Love

Everyone is being controlled by the material nature at every moment. So an intelligent person asks how to get out of this material nature, how to end the suffering of…

On Brahmanas — Actions Speak Louder Than Birth

On Brahmanas — Actions Speak Louder Than Birth

Prabhupada's conviction—that he could turn Westerners into brahmanas—astonished Allen Ginsberg, and it also astonished many people in India and around the world who had preconceived notions about who could and…

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krsna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a…