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The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves

When Krishna was unable to find the calves immediately He understood that Brahma had taken them away. To hide the loss from their mothers, Lord Krishna expanded Himself and exactly…

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

Jayapataka Swami gets Indian citizenship

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India Citizenship for ISKCON Guru Since India won her independence in 1947, a mere 952 foreigners…

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

The Machinery of Evolution: Out of Gear?

Scientific Views/ The Bhaktivedanta Institute by Richard L. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Richard L. Thompson studied at the State University of New York and Syracuse University and later received a National…

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

Yoga – Making Friends with the Mind

The whole purpose of the yoga system is to make the mind our friend. The mind in material contact is our enemy, just like the mind of a person in…

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius — The Vedic Observer

Cooling the Nuclear Vesuvius by Balavanta dasa After the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy estimated that the possibility of a nuclear holocaust had been “somewhere around one out of…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Krsna’s Town Gets Bhaktivedanta Gate When pilgrims arrive in northern India’s Vrndavana village, the place in…

The Festival of the Chariots

The Festival of the Chariots

Intimations of a Festive World by Jagajivana dasa This Krsna culture,” His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada used to say, “has so many festivals. We could have one every…

Dying Ignorant — Notes from the Editor

Old age means a bit more than having to cut out baseball and tennis. It means we're going to die. So before we get too far along in years, we…

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Deathless Nectar

King Pariksit was cursed to die within seven days. Yet he took it all as Krsna's will, and at once he went to the Ganges to fast till the fatal…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Finding Perfect Knowledge

You are trying to know things rationally, but you are not going to the proper teacher. That is one more kind of ignorance—because you do not know that you are…

The Yoga for Our Age

The Yoga for Our Age

In this Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita, the Lord explains that the eightfold yoga system is a means to control the mind and the senses. However, this process is very difficult…

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1978

A Quick Look at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust The World’s Largest Publisher of Books on Indian Philosophy, Religion, and Culture Books. Sixty-six million of them in print—all designed to meet…

What the Scholars Say About BBT Books

“The philosophical and religious works published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust provide a golden opportunity to Western philosophers, scholars, and people in general to drink deep at the celestial fountain…

The Eyes to See the “I”

The Eyes to See the “I”

I can see my body, and in a way I can see my mind and intelligence. Now then, what about the “I” who’s doing all this seeing? Can I see…

Life and Death

Life and Death

“What is that force without which a living body becomes a dead body? That’s the one thing the experts can’t quite put their finger on.” by Mandalesvara dasa What is…

Predictions for the Age of Hypocrisy

Predictions for the Age of Hypocrisy

Fifty centuries ago a great sage looked into the future and told us just what to expect. . . An address based on the Srimad-Bhagavatam of Krsna-Dvaipayana Vyasa, given by…

Spiritual Cure for Addiction

Spiritual Cure for Addiction

The combination of our medical care and the spiritual care from the Hare Krsna philosophy has resulted in a very powerful tool indeed for the treatment of drug addiction, and…

Notes from the Editor

God, Karma, and the World Do you remember 1968—when churches offered “sanctuary” to draft resisters? I was in Boston at that time, and there it was big news for a…

Riding the Whirlwind Demon

Riding the Whirlwind Demon

The Transcendental Pastimes of Lord Krsna “The whirlwind demon intended to take Krsna up in the sky and kill Him, but Krsna was simply enjoying the ride….” by Drutakarma dasa…

A Krsna Conscious City

A Krsna Conscious City

Taking Shape A report from the birthplace of the Hare Krsna movement. by Mandalesvara dasa On a verdant stretch along the bank of the Ganges, in India’s province of West…

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