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Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting

Fasting for some political purpose my help us reach some political goal. But the Vedic teachings direct us beyond such goals. Fasting, say the Vedic scriptures, is meant to help…

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…

The Bird in the Cage

The Bird in the Cage

Why is that woman blithely dusting the birdcage when it's the bird itself, obviously sick or hungry, that urgently needs attention? She seems so caught up in polishing her golden…

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

For 79 cents get a one-pound package of Bird's-Eye Tiny Taters. Or, for 19 cents, you could get a pound of fresh potatoes instead and make tikkis (pronounced "teekees"), pan-fried…

Perfection in Yoga

Perfection in Yoga

In the Bhagavad Gita (6.2) Krishna defines Yoga as "linking oneself with the Supreme." Yoga means to get into touch with the Supreme Lord. That Supreme Lord is Bhagavan Sri…

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Krishna eats the food and then we take the remnants. The good taste of the food is thus enhanced, and the body and mind become healthy while the soul remains…

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…

Cooking for Krishna

Cooking for Krishna

How can a twentieth-century woman simply stand there cutting a cauliflower, with the Middle East in crisis, millions going hungry, and the national economy tottering?…

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…

Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

The law of karma is as strict, relentless, and impartial as the grosser natural laws of motion and gravity. For example, if I eat the flesh of animals even though…

Healthy Vegetarian Food

Healthy Vegetarian Food

The typical Vedic lunch consists of capatis (unleavened whole-wheat breads) rice, dal (bean soup), cooked vegetables, and salad. "The best health insurance of all seems to be a well-chosen vegetarian…

The Supreme Artist

The Supreme Artist

The Vedas describe how great an artist Krsna is. Nobody can be found who is greater than the Supreme Personality of Godhead or equal to Him, and although He is…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) All-Krsna Radio Station Can Reach 2½ Million Florence, Italy—Any time of the day or night, 2.5…

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…

The Best Health Food

The Best Health Food

By whom are you being taught what is healthy and what is not healthy? What is you authority? Actually this 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' is a material consideration. We are simply…

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

"I learned to cook by watching others—my mother, my aunt, and even the 'walas' [restaurant and street-stand cooks] in Calcutta," Srila Prabhupada said. Later on, in his householder days, he…

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…

“A Great Fortune for the People of Trinidad”

“A Great Fortune for the People of Trinidad”

Although Srila Prabhupada never set foot in Trinidad, the chanting of Hare Krsna is nonetheless resounding today throughout this Caribbean island. No one need wonder any longer how Lord Caitanya's…

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…

Letters — on Parthenogenetic Reproduction

Fertilization also activates the egg, initiating its development. However, a variety of artificial stimuli, including the prick of a needle—none of which contributes new material or new information to the…