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In Praise of Srila Prabhupada

In Praise of Srila Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who successfully distributed the message of Lord Krsna throughout the world, was not an ordinary conditioned soul, governed by the harsh laws…

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Moscow—Members of the Hare Krishna sect said Monday that despite an easing of restrictions on political dissent, Soviet authorities are still detaining followers in prisons and psychiatric hospitals.…

Mad Scientists — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Mad Scientists — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

You can explain their madness in so many ways, but first try to understand the main idea: a very educated man—when he becomes mad, then he and his words have…

The Advent Of Lord Krsna

The Advent Of Lord Krsna

The night was very dark, but as soon as Vasudeva took Krsna and went out, as a result of Krsna's glaring effulgence he could see everything, just as in the…

Potencies Of The Omnipotent

Potencies Of The Omnipotent

We try to imitate Krishna's enjoyment. Boys and girls mix with each other and dance together. The same activities are there in Krishna's pastimes. Krishna is dancing with the gopis…

The Human Struggle

The Human Struggle

In spite of working so hard, there is frustration. No one is satisfied. We are always wondering what danger is coming next. This is material life: You work very hard,…

Developing the African Spirit

Developing the African Spirit

The Krishna consciousness movement can help Africa develop in an atmosphere of peaceful cooperation and harmony, beyond racial or territorial conflicts caused by lack of true spiritual understanding.…

Build Your Nations on the Spiritual Platform

Build Your Nations on the Spiritual Platform

The sage does not make any distinction on the basis of color, intelligence or species. He sees every living entity as a small particle of spirit soul.…

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

Hare Krishna Safari Africa

The Sankirtana Safari is on. Chanting and dancing to the hypnotic beats of Hare Krsna, a few American sadhus are daily seen on the main streets of Nairobi and other…

The First Initiation, Srila Prabhupada Opens the Door

The First Initiation, Srila Prabhupada Opens the Door

Srila Prabhupada dropped a bomb no one was expecting. At the morning lecture, someone asked him about the significance of initiation, and he answered, "Initiation means you accept a spiritual…

Without Him Nothing can Exist

Without Him Nothing can Exist

There are many philosophers. Some of them think the Absolute Truth is impersonal, and others say it is personal. In India the impersonalists are known as Mayavadis and the personalists…

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

What Have I Achieved Since 1971?

It so happens that 1971 is the year that Srila Prabhupada initiated me. He explained to me then that to become qualified to go back to Godhead, one must hear…

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Questions and Answers on the Science of God

Do we have free will? Are we all on the same path? Are we going in the same direction? Will we all reach the same destination?…

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

From Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle learned the doctrines of vegetarianism and continence, to which they both adhered throughout their long lives; and Aristotle taught these doctrines to his pupil Alexander…

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Food for Life — No One Should Go Hungry

Hare Krsna Food for Life, like other food distribution programs, arose in the cities to meet the challenge of poverty amidst plenty. By 1983 some 30 million Americans were living…

The Dearest Friend

The Dearest Friend

Man looks to woman, and woman looks to man. The teachings of the boy devotee Prahlada Maharaja explain that we're looking for love in the wrong place. …

CHANT!

CHANT!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare In Sanskrit, man means “mind” and tra means “freeing.” So a mantrais a combination…

Responsible Parenthood

Responsible Parenthood

A mother-to-be ponders karma, reincarnation, and devotional service to Krsna. by Visakha-devi dasi When, one crystal-clear morning in January of 1982, my husband Yadubara and I first learned that we…

A Wrath Supreme

A Wrath Supreme

Eons ago a wonderful incarnation of God revealed the relation between divine anger and transcendental love. by Dvarakadhisa-devi dasi Ferocious beauty. Red eyes glare out from a fearsome visage that…

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Almost all of Prabhupada's Bowery friends were musicians or friends of musicians. They were into music—music, drugs, women, and spiritual meditation. …