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The Karma Free Diet

The Karma Free Diet

The Sanskrit word karma means "action" or, more specifically, any material action that gives us a material reaction and thus binds us to the material world. So a karma-free diet…

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Yoga Or Hypnotherapy?

Of course, there are different types of yoga, but ultimately the basic principle is to purify the mind so we can understand our pure spiritual identity. Yogis want to go…

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

Krishna Rescues His Devotee from the Ocean of Death

The Supreme Lord rescues His devotee from the ocean of birth and death. A soul suffering in material existence can never save himself from the ocean of repeated birth, old…

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The most popular of all unleavened breads, chapatis are traditionally made with stone-ground whole-wheat flour. Thus they're rich in fiber, vitamins B and E, protein, iron, unsaturated fats, and carbohydrates.…

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

The chanting of God's holy names quickly polishes the mirror of the mind and reveals both Him and ourselves. "The face is the index of the mind," Prabhupada was fond…

How to See and Know God

How to See and Know God

Krsna is explaining Himself. But suppose you say, "How can I believe that Krsna said these words? Somebody may have written them in the name of Krsna." No. Because the…

Krishna Reveals His Universal Form at Kuruksetra

Krishna Reveals His Universal Form at Kuruksetra

If hundreds of thousands of suns were to rise into the sky at once, their effulgence might resemble that of the Lord in His universal form. That wondrous form possessed…

On Brahmanas — Actions Speak Louder Than Birth

On Brahmanas — Actions Speak Louder Than Birth

Prabhupada's conviction—that he could turn Westerners into brahmanas—astonished Allen Ginsberg, and it also astonished many people in India and around the world who had preconceived notions about who could and…

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Prabhupada: Inspired by the Disciplic Succession

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krsna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a…

Close Encounter with Another Kind

Close Encounter with Another Kind

The emu, like all animals, must follow the ways of his species according to the dictates of nature. For him no question arises of what to do with his life;…

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Milk, the miracle food, yields cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, and ghee. The essence of milk and the consummate cooking medium, ghee imparts such a refined, irresistible flavor that it's earned…

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

Dr. Patel: “My Life’s Most Precious Moments”

At our first meeting I started arguing with him, sometimes foolishly, sometimes methodically and logically. The first epithet I received from him was "You are a mudha, a big fool."…

Is Something Wrong in the Right-to-Life Movement?

Is Something Wrong in the Right-to-Life Movement?

Distinguished medical researchers have argued that real and unique human life begins at the moment of conception, when the male sperm and the female ovum unite, because at that point…

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada Meets His Guru

Srila Prabhupada (then known as Abhay Charan De) was skeptical: he had seen too many "holymen" at his father's house—professional beggars, ganja smokers, and the like. But this person was…

The You That Doesn’t Change

The You That Doesn’t Change

From your childhood body to your boyhood body to your youthful body, your consciousness continues. Similarly, your consciousness will carry you into another body, and that transmigration from one body…

Transcendental Meditation Through Sound

Transcendental Meditation Through Sound

Soon after "transcendental meditation" first caught the fancy of people in America, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, gave this talk…

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

Character formation is one of the main goals of the gurukula system, and it requires that the students have continuous and intimate association with a teacher who instructs them by…

Receiving Krsna’s Teachings As They Are

Receiving Krsna’s Teachings As They Are

Personalistic Bhagavad-gita scholars reject the idea that God is a formless entity. On the contrary, the personalists, or Vaisnavas, maintain that God's personal form is the source of all others.…

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice, one of the oldest grains known to man, has throughout history been a staple in the diet of nearly three fourths of the world's people, and it remains so…

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood Ratha-Yatra Chariot Festival

Abhay wanted to have his own cart and to perform his own Ratha-yatra, and naturally he turned to his father for help. Gour Mohan agreed, but there were difficulties. When…