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A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

A Call for Strong Leadership — Speaking Out

our approach is to teach people the purpose of their life. Instead of letting students waste their time carving up their desks, shooting up heroin in the lavatory, and raping…

Impressions of India

I had been present at the passing of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and my mind was now exhausted from the mixture of appalling…

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

The Perfection Of Yoga — When God Reveals Himself

A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is…

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Why do Hare Krishnas Seem Strange? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

It is a little difficult to understand this movement, because it is a spiritual movement. Unfortunately, people have practically no information about what spirit is and what a spiritual…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time

The Self Outside The Boundaries of Time

The pure consciousness, the soul, does not need to have a material body. For instance, when you are dreaming, you forget your present body, but still you remain conscious.…

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Raghava Caitanya dasa (1886-1979)

Recently the oldest member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Raghava Caitanya dasa, passed away at age ninety-three. …

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Changing Bodies — Reincarnation

Whoever you are, your body is changing. You once had the body of a child. Now you have the body of a young person or old person. The change is…

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The Night-and-day Dream — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Last night you had some dream, but now it has no value. It is gone. And again, tonight when you sleep, you'll forget all these things and dream. You won't…

The Search for the Divine – A Conversation

The Search for the Divine – A Conversation

A conversation between A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Mr. Paul Valliere, an Instructor of Religion at Columbia University in New York City.…

Lord Krishna’s Friend Sudama

Lord Krishna’s Friend Sudama

Sudama Brahmana is gloriously received by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna, and His eternal consort Srimati Rukmini.…

85.5 Million Prabhupada Books in Print (1979)

85.5 Million Prabhupada Books in Print (1979)

Last year the printing total surpassed the previous year's total by thirty percent, and BBT books appeared for the first time in Danish, Greek, and Kannada (a South Indian dialect).…

Bad Karma — There’s More to It Than Stubbing Your Toe

Bad Karma — There’s More to It Than Stubbing Your Toe

The word karma literally means "action," yet it also carries the import of "fate" or "destiny." This is entirely reasonable, for it is our actions that determine our fate. …

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Yes. For meat-eaters, that is what the Vedic culture recommends: "Eat dogs." As in Korea they are eating dogs, so you also can eat dogs. But don't eat cows until…

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…

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. …

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.…

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…

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…

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