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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.…

Do You Need a Guru? — Notes from the Editor

Most people think they have no need for a spiritual master. In a sense, they are right. People interested only in an animal-like existence do not need a spiritual master.…

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

How to Begin Devotional Yoga

First, set up an altar in your home at some convenient place. The altar is a place where you can perform meditation, offer devotion to the Lord, and receive the…

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

The Seige on the Kingdom of Puranjana

Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

The Unseen Controller Behind the Material World

We see in the street that the cars are moving at high speed but they're within their 'orbits,' their white or yellow lines of demarcation—because there is some brain, some…

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.…

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…

CHANT!

CHANT!

Tap into the reservoir of pleasure. By chanting the names of God, you'll immediately be in touch with the source of all pleasure. The name Krsna means the all-attractive person,…

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk has been famous as a storehouse of nutrients since long before the health-oriented 1980's began. Didn't your mother tell you that the minerals in milk help build strong bones…

Back to the Simple Life and Simple Truth

Back to the Simple Life and Simple Truth

In the country the pangs of the material world are less. You can arrange your life for real profit. Spiritual profit. Realize God; become Krishna conscious.…

The Boston Brahmanas

The first written reference to Boston brahmanas was made by Oliver Wendell Holmes. In an essay published in 1860 Holmes wrote of the "brahmin cast of New England ... the…

CHANT!

CHANT!

The name Krishna means "the all-attractive one" the name Rama means "the all-pleasing one," and the name Hare is an address to the Lord's devotional energy.…

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.…