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Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead

Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead

Within a very short time, both Balaram and Krishna began to crawl by Their hands and knees and were moving hither and thither. When Rama and Krishna were crawling like…

The Magic of a Real Guru

The Magic of a Real Guru

The foremost qualification of a guru is not that the guru establish his superiority (whether by magic tricks or whatever) but that he establish the superiority of God and be…

What is a Temple?

What is a Temple?

By taking advantage of spiritual association, by hearing transcendental philosophy, and by worshiping the Deity in the temple, an ordinary person is more likely to remember the Lord's all-pervasiveness in…

Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion

Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion

While Europe, as if weary of its medieval concepts of God, turned with new interest toward man and the mundane, a spiritual revolution in India—destined to spread worldwide—was revealing the…

Almost Instant Vegetarian Recipies

Almost Instant Vegetarian Recipies

We're featuring dishes that are quick and easy. Puffed rice is a light meal. Not exactly "instant," but almost.When it comes to food, we want it effortlessly and fast. …

Holy Rathayatra San Francisco 1969

Holy Rathayatra San Francisco 1969

Suddenly a frenzied storm of 10,000 young chanters startled San Francisco. A sea of people poured around the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets in the dazzling noonday sun, completely…

Srila Prabhupada’s Rathayatra Lecture

Srila Prabhupada’s Rathayatra Lecture

My dear boys and girls, I thank you very much for joining us on this Rathayatra Ceremony. I am going to sing an Indian song and then I will explain…

San Francisco Rathayatra Festival 1969

San Francisco Rathayatra Festival 1969

On July 27th, 1969 in San Francisco the most powerful spiritual celebration the bay area has ever known, the Rathayatra Festival, took place. Words cannot describe the nectarean beauty of…

Rathayatra, London 1969 Photos

Rathayatra, London 1969 Photos

Children and grandmothers with tilok all wanting to pull the rope that will send dancing the grand Lord of the Universe. Then the conch is sounded and with the transcendental…

40 Years of Back To Godhead Magazine

40 Years of Back To Godhead Magazine

In February 1944 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada published the first issue of BACK TO GODHEAD magazine. At his home in Calcutta, he wrote the articles, typed the…

The Varieties of Happiness

The Varieties of Happiness

Ordinary people are after the happiness of sense enjoyment. The seekers of knowledge are after the happiness that comes from negating sense enjoyment. But real enjoyment is the happiness of…

A Question Of Authority

A Question Of Authority

The Supreme Truth is beyond the power of the material senses to see or to know. So what spiritual understanding can we expect to arrive at by ourselves?…

Curing the Vegetarian Blues

Curing the Vegetarian Blues

Even the classiest restaurants aren't prepared for the vegetarian. A vegetarian friend who was obliged to go to a famous Italian restaurant for a business lunch told me of her…

New York Samkirtan 1969 in Photos

New York Samkirtan 1969 in Photos

Many photos of ISKCON's Sankirtan Party in New York City during 1969.…

ISKCON Hawaii 1969

ISKCON Hawaii 1969

The Kam Day Parade is a yearly event commemorating the reign of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha. This parade is known to draw thousands, so we were naturally anxious to take…

Srila Prabhupada at New Vrindaban

Srila Prabhupada at New Vrindaban

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada arrived at New Vrindaban, West Virginia on the morning of May 21st, 1969. It was his first visit to the mountain ashram, which…

The Way of Yoga

The Way of Yoga

Very difficult yoga processes promise mystic powers, heavenly enjoyment and even temporary liberation from birth and death. Can a simpler process offer more?…

Science: Nothing but Electrons, Protons and Electrical Fields?

Science: Nothing but Electrons, Protons and Electrical Fields?

Physics and chemistry describe the world in terms of electrons, protons, electrical fields, and various other such phenomena. If you think this system of ideas is universal, you'll conclude that…

Encounter at Kuruksetra

Encounter at Kuruksetra

In the midst of the great battle, surrounded by the clash of arms, where the dust churned up by the horses dimmed the sun and blood turned the earth to…

Vedic Culture Meens Feeding Unexpected Guests

Vedic Culture Meens Feeding Unexpected Guests

For the unexpected guest here are some nibblers you can prepare and keep on hand to serve between meals. They have a diverse range of textures and flavors. You can…