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Exposure to the “Cold Cruel World”

Exposure to the “Cold Cruel World”

Gurukula, "the school of the guru," has no equivalent in Western education. It is all at once a place of spiritual formation, character development, academics, and vocational training.…

Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

In the early summer of 1966, Srila Prabhupada was sharing a Bowery loft with a young American friend. But when the boy went crazy on drugs and drove him out,…

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

As we began to work on Prabhupada's home, it began to take on the shape of a palace. This was not the original conception—the original idea was rather modest.…

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

We didn't have, any kind of professionally drawn architectural plan. It's not a matter of what inspired the Palace. It's a matter of who inspired the Palace. That was His…

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.…

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

The Sankirtaneros of Mexico

Before I came to Krishna consciousness my life was completely impure. I was confused and indecisive about spiritual life and couldn't help myself. But after I read that book, I…

Today’s Scientists: Making Life or Taking Life

Today’s Scientists: Making Life or Taking Life

How have they created anything? They take the sand and mix it with some chemicals and make glass. They have not created the sand or the chemicals, they have taken…

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

So the first thing is that one should be searching after a spiritual master, just as when you search after some school, you must have at least some preliminary knowledge…

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

The idea that life can be reduced to chemistry and physics has become very prominent in the life sciences. According to this idea, all living organisms, including human beings, are…

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.…

Nectar for the Swan Like Men

Nectar for the Swan Like Men

The swan is a beautiful creature. The swan has a wonderful ability, from a mixture of milk and water, she can drink only the milk, without taking any water.…

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.…

Lord Caitanya’s Mission and Precepts, Part One

Lord Caitanya’s Mission and Precepts, Part One

The Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared on earth 500 years ago in the form of Lord Caitanya who is God Himself playing the role of a devotee of Godhead.…

Problems of the Present Age

Problems of the Present Age

The Vedas deal with the nature and practice of spiritual life thus offering the promise of deliverance of the eternal spirit from material nescience.…

Evolution Or Production?

Evolution Or Production?

If we want to determine whether it is the theory of evolution or the theory of production that is scientifically more valid, we must test both against the fossil record.…

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…

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Bringing Hare Krishna to Germany

Sivananda had not been in the temple more than a year when Srila Prabhupada came to Montreal. After a short meeting, Srila Prabhupada requested Sivananda to go to Europe to…

The Ecstacy of Madhavendra Puri

The Ecstacy of Madhavendra Puri

A young cowherd boy appeared before Madhavendra Puri and offered him a pot of milk. That boy was none other than Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

Krishna’s Subduing the Serpent Kaliya

Krishna’s Subduing the Serpent Kaliya

Seeing Krishna in the coils of the serpent Kaliya, Krishna's friends the cowherd boys and the other residents of Vrndavana were stunned with fear. When they saw Him overpowered by…

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