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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…

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…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) 66 Million Books Now In Print Just-released Bhaktivedanta Book Trust figures (for the period October 1966…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

On the United Nations This conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Mr. P. Sharma, a former United Nations worker, took place in Paris. Srila Prabhupada: Suppose…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Some personal recollections by his disciples. The first day I saw devotees chanting was October 16, 1966. They were at Tompkins Park in New York City. Initially I was captivated…

Taking Shelter

Taking Shelter

by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (translated from the Bengali by Jayasacinandana dasa). O Lord, there is nothing that I call “mine.” You alone are my father, friend, and brother. My friends,…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q. What is the Hare Krsna maha-mantra? A. A mantra is a transcendental sound…

Child Prostitution – Promiscuity’s Bitter Harvest

Child Prostitution – Promiscuity’s Bitter Harvest

“With promiscuity as a norm and even a commodity, no wonder it’s hard to draw the line between ‘tolerable’ and ‘criminal.’ “ Child prostitution is on the rise in cities…

Energy – How to Meet the Crisis

With oil running out and no substitute in sight, we need more than stopgap solutions. by Balavanta dasa Recently thirty-five of the world’s leading scientists met at the Massachusetts Institute…

Searching for the Real Self, Part 2

Searching for the Real Self, Part 2

VedicViews on Western Thinkers Carl Jung (1875 -1961) Psychologist Carl Jung felt he had searched for his real self in past lives but had “not fulfilled the task” and never…

Back To Godhead April 1978 PDF Download

Back To Godhead April 1978 PDF Download

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Reincarnation and Beyond

Reincarnation and Beyond

"I can remember being a young man, a boy, a baby. What was I before that—what will I be next?" Mike Robinson of London Broadcasting Company interviews Srila Prabhupada.…

Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Srila Prabhupada has circled the globe thirteen times to talk on Krishna consciousness with disciples, reporters, professors, and public officials. What follows is a sampling of highlights from Srila Prabhupada's…

Meditation and the Self Within

Meditation and the Self Within

Can meditation solve our everyday problems? Is there life after death? Can drugs help us achieve self-realization? Srila Prabhupada discussed these questions with Bill Faill, a reporter for the Durban…

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

Defying the serious recession that slowed the world economy in 1975, ISKCON devotees increased their sale of Krishna conscious literature last year by more than one third over 1974. The…