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A Tribute to Srila Prabhupada

I can't bear to think you are no longer here, But when I do I feel your hand upon me And your voice guiding me, as in the night the…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

As long as all of his disciples constantly look to his instructions and remain faithful, there will not be any chaos. But if they look away from or neglect the…

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

The Gifts of His Divine Grace

Wherever Srila Prabhupada went, on fourteen journeys around the globe, he constantly spread the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, and when he finally departed he was surrounded by disciples…

Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966 Part Two

Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966  Part Two

When Srila Prabhupada walked in to begin kirtana, he looked at the newly decorated temple and showed surprise. "Ah, you are advancing," he said. "This is very nice. This is…

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Dear Srila Prabhupada

One of my fondest recollections of you is of how you were always uncompromising. During the late 1960s, for example, many of the young people around you were influenced by…

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

It was almost like following a Martian down the street. Somehow Srila Prabhupada floated through it all, seemingly unaware of the stares, comments and general sensation he was creating.…

The Buffalo Lectures of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

The Buffalo Lectures of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

If you try to hear about Krishna Krishna will help to cleanse away these contaminated things, accumulated during years and years of darkness. Because the very hearing is piety, therefore…

The Great Soul Who Walks Among Us

The Great Soul Who Walks Among Us

Swamiji has said that what is important is sincerity. Not the rules and regulations, but sincerity. To the sincere devotee, Krishna from within the heart reveals, and everything is taken…

Fathers and Sons

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami once explained the transcendental situation of father-and-son: You have accepted me as father, so I have also accepted you as my dear and real son. This relationship…

The Hare Krishna Explosion

The Hare Krishna Explosion

I'll never forget the first night I went to see Prabhupad. Four of my friends were sufficiently interested to attend his "class." When we began chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra…

An Indian Saint in America

An Indian Saint in America

Bhaktivedanta Swami was the inheritor of a revitalized Caitanyaite tradition as it came down from Bhaktivinoda and Bhaktisiddhanta. He was born in Calcutta in 1896 and received an English education…

Srila Prabhupada: “Your Ever Well-Wisher”

ISKCON Cinema has just released a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada. Titled Your Ever Well-Wisher, the film traces Srila Prabhupada's life from his birth in Calcutta in 1896…

Srila Prabhupada’s Biography

Srila Prabhupada was much more than the spiritual master of a few thousand disciples. He was truly a spiritual teacher for the millennium, because he revealed the pure spiritual path…

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Just hearing that Swamiji was coming back to New York, the devotees, having felt separation from their Spiritual Master, were filled now with so much bliss. Their joyful shouts of…

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…

Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

With Krsna consciousness flourishing on New York's Lower East Side, Srila Prabhupada felt he could entrust the New York center to his followers and expand the movement west.…

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.…

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.…

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…

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

At our first meeting I started arguing with him, sometimes foolishly, sometimes methodically and logically. The first epithet I received from him was "You are a mudha, a big fool."…

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