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Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

Spirit from Stone

Spirit from Stone

After instructing the sculptor on the few changes I wanted made, I saw two rough chunks of marble—one white and the other black—that were to become the Deities of Balarama…

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

We want to attract people from all over the world to visit the holy land of Lord Krishna's birth—and to provide nice facilities for them when they come. Vrindavan is…

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

Since the beginning of time, avatars have descended from the spiritual world to impart transcendental knowledge. But none have ever distributed knowledge or love of God as freely as the…

From Sadist to Saint

From Sadist to Saint

He enjoyed half-killing animals and watching them writhe in pain. But before long he wouldn't harm and ant... All because of meeting a great sadhu.…

Captured by Krishna

Peace Corps veteran tells how on his first professional photo assignment he became interested in Krishna consciousness and started making films for Krishna.…

The Form of God: Fact or Fancy?

The Form of God: Fact or Fancy?

Many people think God is formless or void. But by using a little logic we can easily understand that if God is our eternal father, He must have form.…

Plato’s Politics

Plato’s Politics

Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their…

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

Introducing people to Krishna is a full-time job for the members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. They chant Hare Krishna on San Francisco Bay and on Parisian boulevards,…

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…

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

Rukmini's brother Rukmi arranged for her to be married to Sisupala, a determined enemy of Krishna. When the black-eyed, beautiful Rukmini heard of this settlement, she became very morose. …

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

The root cause of the incompetence of politicians is selfish materialism, and the remedy is the re-spiritualization of society through the worldwide propagation of Krishna consciousness.…

Sankirtana

Sankirtana

This Age of Kali is an ocean of faults. But in this age there is one great advantage—simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, one can be freed of all…

Sridhama Mayapur — A Holy Pilgrimage

Sridhama Mayapur — A Holy Pilgrimage

At Mayapur the devotees will chant and visit the places where the Lord performed His pastimes. But most importantly, they will hear from their spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada.…

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The incarnation for Kali-yuga is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is also called Gauranga or Gaurasundara because of His golden hue. His complexion is golden, and His activities engage everyone in…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

The Deliverance of Ajamila

The Deliverance of Ajamila

Ajamila came upon a lusty low-class man kissing a prostitute. They were drunk, and smiling. The prostitute's dress was loose. When Ajamila saw her, the lusty desires in his heart…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

The wheel of reincarnation carries the soul on its journey through 8,400,000 species of life. At the top of the wheel is human life, which, if spent wisely, can liberate…

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