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The Mahatma and the Mahajan

A broad minded gentleman is known as Mahatma, Sadhu or Mahajan. 'Mahat' means broad, 'Atma' means soul. The term 'Mahat' is viewed from different angles of vision by the materialist…

A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Fish lived a very ordinary life beneath the waves of the Ocean. But one day he noticed on the beach there were finless creatures having fun. So he rode in…

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

This month we're presenting an excellent vegetarian source of protein: karhi sauce. It contains yogurt, a complete protein, and chickpea flour, an incomplete protein that becomes complete in conjunction with…

Food for Krishna: Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

Food for Krishna:  Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

The spiritual master is expert in preparing these foodstuffs, and is always offering instructions to us with love. So, following his example, we are offering to everyone some suggestions for…

Dream and Reality

I had a dream. I was traveling, trying to reach some distant destination, but I kept being delayed. My airplane arrived at the first stop on time, but when I…

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a good source of protein and iron, as well as fiber, vitamins A and b6, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium. But the best thing about…

Sweet Food For Krishna

Sweet Food For Krishna

Cinnamon Apple Pastries are a great treat either served by themselves or as a dessert. The dishes they complement best are vegetable preparations such as Sweet Pepper. …

The Savory Samosa

The Savory Samosa

The first thing you'll notice is its wonderfully tender, thin pastry crust, golden-brown from deep-frying. Inside are peas, potatoes, or small chunks of cauliflower, seasoned not too little so that…

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

These two preparations come to us from the ancient line of disciplic succession. These preparations are as old as the Vedas themselves, and just like the Vedas their taste is…

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

India: “Not to Beg, But to Give”

Every nation should contribute something to the world. People are not interested in coming to India to learn technology. But people from all over the world are interested in coming…

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

Krsna would steal yogurt and butter from the gopis. Then He would run off to enjoy His booty and share it with the monkeys from the nearby forest. When the…

You Don’t Have to Give up “Good Food”

It's a common misconception that one must give up all of the "good foods" to become a vegetarian. However, anyone who takes to a Krishna Prasadam diet, which strictly rules…

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

You can make substantial beverages by combining fruits, spices, nuts, and essences with milk, buttermilk, or yogurt. Milk, also the basis for cold shakes, makes a soothing nightcap when served…

Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosas are a favorite food of Krishna. As an Hors D'Oeuvre or as a course in themselves, these spice-filled pastries are always a sure delight.…

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…

Reincarnation: Do We Live More Than Once?

Reincarnation: Do We Live More Than Once?

Sukla was one of those rare children whose testimony and behavior give evidence for the theory that your personality survives the death of your body and travels on to live…

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

Meat-eating is bad for many reasons. For health reasons: "The inherent cholesterol, toxins, uric acid, high bacteria count, general indigestibility, and lack of fiber in the flesh of an animal…

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Coconut Honey Balls will fill your mouth with bliss.The famous "tempoura" of Japan actually originated in India as Pakora. Be careful to make a liberal portion of this dish. You'll…

The Beach Boys Talk About Transcendental Meditation

The Beach Boys Talk About Transcendental Meditation

Backstage at New York's FilImore East, Purushottam and Gargamuni met Carl Wilson, his brother Dennis, and Mike Love—three members of the critically acclaimed Beach Boys rock group. …

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…