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Prayer in a Mosque: “Please Give Me A Sign”

Prayer in a Mosque: “Please Give Me A Sign”

John, a traveler, found himself in Istanbul. With nothing to do, he'd gone to the magnificent Blue Mosque, an awe-inspiring monument with huge stained-glass windows, to offer a sincere prayer…

Beyond the Tao of Physics

Beyond the Tao of Physics

Capra's understanding of the most popular texts on Vedic mysticism, the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanisads, differs markedly from the Krsna conscious understanding. This revelation has led me into some lengthy…

Pickles to Relish

Pickles to Relish

For centuries, people throughout the world have known that extremely salty, acidic, or sweet foods don't spoil. And for centuries people have employed various techniques to preserve, or pickle, their…

Siddha Svarupa Surrenders His Disciples to Srila Prabhupada

Siddha Svarupa Surrenders His Disciples to Srila Prabhupada

I've relinquished my position as spiritual master and offered myself, my disciples, and all our wealth at the feet of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. …

Soul Research: Vedic Evidence and The Scientific Conclusion

Soul Research: Vedic Evidence and The Scientific Conclusion

Recently I have read an article in the Gazette by Rae Corelli entitled "Heart Surgeon Wants to Know What a Soul Is," and it was very interesting. Your comments show…

It Is For The Greatest Scholar, It Is For The Innocent Boy …

It Is For The Greatest Scholar, It Is For The Innocent Boy …

This book teaches Krsna consciousness because the speaker is Lord Krsna and the subject matter is our relationship with God. Krsna means "all-attractive," and it is the perfect name of…

Saviors of the Most Fallen

Saviors of the Most Fallen

More merciful than the most merciful Lord Caitanya is Nityananda Prabhu. Together, He and Lord Caitanya offer the simplest and most sublime method of self-realization.…

Festivals of India Come West

Festivals of India Come West

The festival shows how Vedic concepts and the Vedic lifestyle are, ever relevant in guiding human society and in fulfilling man's quest for timeless knowledge. The festival is always "a…

A Prophecy Fulfilled

A Prophecy Fulfilled

Lord Caitanya broadcast His message with mrdanga drums and hand cymbals and traveled on foot. He did not spread His movement outside of India, although His plan was that all…

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

Word spread quickly about the exotic and delicious vegetarian feasts the Hare Krsna devotees were having. Before long, each Sunday the small temple room and courtyard would fill with guests…

The Science of Reincarnation: Coming Back

The Science of Reincarnation: Coming Back

For the soul, there is never birth or death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying, and primeval. He is not…

Acquiring Perfect Knowledge

Acquiring Perfect Knowledge

Logic and reason are useful in the search for the Absolute Truth. But they're not enough to obtain perfect knowledge, we must overcome four basic human defects.…

“I Can Accept the Law of Karma, but…”

“I Can Accept the Law of Karma, but…”

Karma is not dependent on whether we choose to accept it or to reject it. It's not under our control, something we can have made to order. It's a law…

Lord Caitanya’s Childhood Pastimes

Lord Caitanya’s Childhood Pastimes

The seemingly ordinary activities of Lord Caitanya as a child are entirely transcendental. Who would have thought that a child at play could topple the bastions of monism and pantheism?…

The Descent of God

The Descent of God

Krsna points to this essential religion at the end of the Bhagavad-gita. "Abandon all varieties of religion," He urges Arjuna, "and just surrender to Me"…

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkie parathas are deep-fried so they turn out more like a pastry than a flat bread. They're multilayered and have a rich, buttery flavor. They're ideal as a breakfast treat…

The Yogi in the River

The Yogi in the River

To practice yoga you need a secluded place. Traditionally, yogis have retired to Himalayan caves, to remote corners of dense, unexplored jungles, even to the depths of an ocean or…

How Krsna Came to Udupi

How Krsna Came to Udupi

The holy town of Udupi lies on the Arabian Sea in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is famous as a place of pilgrimage because of the temple…

Lord Caitanya: A Mission to Awaken the Soul

Lord Caitanya: A Mission to Awaken the Soul

Lord Caitanya awakened. Taking His devotees with Him, He journeyed through the towns and villages of Nadia. The mrdanga drums resounded and the hand cymbals played in time. …

The Heart of a Vaisnava is Compassionate

The Heart of a Vaisnava is Compassionate

A Vaisnava feels compassion for the distress of others. Lord Jesus Christ, for instance, was greatly afflicted by the miserable conditions of the people. All Vaisnavas, or devotees—any people who…