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The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

People do not know that they are spoiling their life. They are thinking, "I've got a very nice apartment, a very nice car, a very nice wife, a very nice…

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…

Women in Krsna Consciousness?

Women in Krsna Consciousness?

The solution to the problem of male domination and exploitation is not for women to become dominators and exploiters—to compete for social, economic, and political supremacy. So-called supremacy can't satisfy…

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…

George Harrison on “My Sweet Lord”

George Harrison on “My Sweet Lord”

By the time the Hare Krsna movement first came to England in 1969, John and I had already gotten a hold of Prabhupada's first album, Krsna Consciousness. We had played…

The Camel and the Thorns

The Camel and the Thorns

Dumb. That's the only word for the camel, who often feasts on thorny bushes, mangles his mouth-and enjoys the taste of his own fresh blood. Never mind the pain and…

The Passing of Bhisma

The Passing of Bhisma

Bhisma was such a fierce and skillful fighter that he was virtually invincible; only by a trick was he mortally wounded. Now, in recognition of his exalted position and his…

Krsna’s Blessings In the Chanting of His Name

Krsna’s Blessings In the Chanting of His Name

Ladies and gentlemen: Please accept my greetings for the happy new year of 1969. and please accept the blessings of Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for your kindly…

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 Focus for True Global Unity

The Focus for True Global Unity

There are many international societies, such as the United Nations. So the idea of an international society is very nice, but we must try to understand what the central idea…

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

How I Came to Krsna Consciousness

In distress I prayed out loud: "If there is someone behind all this, I want to know You. I will be obedient to Your will." I prayed from my heart,…

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Washington D.C.

The Lord of the Universe Comes to Washington D.C.

The first annual Ratha-yatra chariot festival in Washington, D.C. Hare Krsna devotees came from around the country and at the foot of the Washington Monument thousands of well-wishers, friends, and…

Deprogramming or The Freedom to Make Up Your Own Mind

Deprogramming or The Freedom to Make Up Your Own Mind

They threw me in the van, lay on top of me, and gagged me. From the back of the van my mother and stepfather came forward and said, "It's all…

New York City Taxi Tattva

New York City Taxi Tattva

Everyone in New York City thinks he's a philosopher. And who do they talk with about politics, religion, traffic, and the weather? Not their psychiatrists, business associates, or even their…

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?…

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami & Allen Ginsberg

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami & Allen Ginsberg

You have not had LSD, Allen? "I have had it." It is dependence, Allen. "It's like a car—a mental car—to resolve certain inner things." Krishna Consciousness resolves everything. Nothing else…

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Swamiji Returns to New York — 1968

Just hearing that Swamiji was coming back to New York, the devotees, having felt separation from their Spiritual Master, were filled now with so much bliss. Their joyful shouts of…

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

This material nature is constituted in such a way that we have to suffer; it is God's law. And we are trying to relieve the suffering by patchwork remedies. Everyone…

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Apart from the hundreds of European and American devotees who come to visit Krsna-Balarama tourists constantly fill the guesthouse and vegetarian restaurant, which are considered Vrndavana's finest. …

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

The poet John Berryman was my teacher at the University of Minnesota the year he jumped from a bridge over the Mississippi and killed himself at the age of fifty-seven.…

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