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Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966 Part Two

Sleepers Awake! Summer 1966  Part Two

When Srila Prabhupada walked in to begin kirtana, he looked at the newly decorated temple and showed surprise. "Ah, you are advancing," he said. "This is very nice. This is…

Freedom in Krsna

Freedom in Krsna

In the Western countries people are generally familiar with hatha-yoga. This is an approved method however at the present moment people are short-lived, and not very fortunate therefore it is…

Liberation of the Cave Dwellers

Liberation of the Cave Dwellers

In Plato's Republic, Socrates uses the allegory of the cave to illustrate the nature of man's attachment to the illusory things of this material universe. He tells of men living…

The Logician and Lord Caitanya

The Logician and Lord Caitanya

Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya tested the transcendental condition of Lord Caitanya in the light of authentic scriptures. He checked His pulse, heartbeat, stomach movements, etc., and found that His bodily functions were…

The Disciplic Succession

The Disciplic Succession

Many times, when people inquiring about Krsna consciousness hear from us about the importance of disciplic succession, they are not able to grasp what we are talking about. We say,…

Lord Caitanya Takes Sannyasa

Lord Caitanya Takes Sannyasa

At twenty-four Lord Caitanya took sannyasa. He had become the most popular and influential person in Navadvipa, Why, then, did He leave His household responsibilities to enter the renounced…

A Revival Of Vedic Arts

A Revival Of Vedic Arts

For so long I'd been hearing the devotees in Mayapur talk about terra cotta panels, terra cotta tiles, terra cotta bas-reliefs, terra cotta statues, terra cotta this, terra cotta that.…

Death: The Flight of the Soul

Death: The Flight of the Soul

Through the ages Western man has alternately pondered or ignored death, the most persistent yet least understood fact of our existence.…

One Scripture For The Entire World

One Scripture For The Entire World

Bhagavad-gita, or the Song of the God, is the most ancient, widely read and authoritative religious scripture known to man and is a book of spiritual knowledge surpassing all others…

A Transcendental Invitation

A Transcendental Invitation

By chanting Hare Krsna, one will naturally come to dance in ecstasy, and after chanting and dancing one can rest and relish the taste of the many varieties of spiritual…

Association With Saintly Persons

Association With Saintly Persons

Lord Caitanya says that one should always try to associate with saintly persons because if one establishes a proper association with a saintly person, even for a moment, he attains…

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

New York City 1966: Sleepers Awake!

It was almost like following a Martian down the street. Somehow Srila Prabhupada floated through it all, seemingly unaware of the stares, comments and general sensation he was creating.…

Everything Belongs to KRSNA

Everything Belongs to KRSNA

Everything belongs to Krsna. When we come to understand that everything belongs to Him, our material attachments slacken, and as we become detached from material life we increase our spiritual…

A Devotee is an Ocean of Mercy

A Devotee is an Ocean of Mercy

When Lord Jesus Christ presented himself he was greatly afflicted by the miserable conditions of the people. Regardless of which country or sect they belong to, all devotees are compassionate.…

An Address of Welcome in Vrindavana

An Address of Welcome in Vrindavana

We take it for granted that you are one of us in Vrndavana. We are sure that wherever you travel you must carry with you the impression of Sri Vrndavana-dhama.…

Overpopulation and Scarcity: the Fruit of Illusion

Overpopulation and Scarcity: the Fruit of Illusion

The idea that the earth is unable to provide sufficient resources to keep up with an increasing world population fails to give proper credit to the laws of nature. By…

Answers From the Reservoir of Knowledge

Answers From the Reservoir of Knowledge

How can you attain Krsna consciousness it in one second? "It is simply a matter of surrender. It is like a creeper; as soon as you sow the seed, it…

Initiation, Second Birth

Initiation, Second Birth

I want to talk of the real guide, the pure devotee of God who showers unlimited love and mercy upon all living entities because he is the dearmost representative of…

Lord Caitanya Defeats the Great Scholar, Kesava Kasmiri

Lord Caitanya Defeats the Great Scholar, Kesava Kasmiri

The night after the youthful Lord Caitanya defeated Kesava Kasmiri in debate, the goddess of learning, Sarasvati, informed the great scholar in a dream that Lord Caitanya was none other…

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

The Purpose of Human Life: To Uncover the Soul

Human life is meant for cultivating transcendental knowledge. By the process of evolution we have passed through so many kinds of bodies and have now come to this human form.…