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A Young Journalism Student’s Path to Krishna

A Young Journalism Student’s Path to Krishna

My interest in the Hare Krsna movement goes back to when I was a freshman at Southern Illinois University. When those strange-looking people with the orange robes and shaved heads…

Beyond the Universe

Beyond the Universe

There is not only an infinite number of habitable planets within the universe but there is also an infinite number of universes. And these universes are floating on and are…

The Hare Krishna Explosion

The Hare Krishna Explosion

I'll never forget the first night I went to see Prabhupad. Four of my friends were sufficiently interested to attend his "class." When we began chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra…

Goverdhan Hill

Goverdhan Hill

It was the Lord's grace to perform the superhuman feat of lifting Goverdhan on His little finger, to act as an umbrella for His friends and kinsmen. He thereby showed…

Which Way Home for the Wandering Soul?

Which Way Home for the Wandering Soul?

Everyone is related to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as a son is always related to his father. That relationship cannot be broken at any stage. But sometimes it…

An Indian Saint in America

An Indian Saint in America

Bhaktivedanta Swami was the inheritor of a revitalized Caitanyaite tradition as it came down from Bhaktivinoda and Bhaktisiddhanta. He was born in Calcutta in 1896 and received an English education…

In Pursuit of the Highest Truth

In Pursuit of the Highest Truth

The Highest Truth: When you reach it, will you see a burning bush, a pillar of fire, or a person with unlimited, all-attractive qualities?…

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a good source of protein and iron, as well as fiber, vitamins A and b6, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium. But the best thing about…

The Life of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

The Life of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Adore adore ye all, The happy day. Blessed than Heaven, Sweeter than May. When He appeared at Puri, The holy place, My Lord and Master His Divine Grace.…

Prahlad Maharaj

Prahlad Maharaj

Prahlad Maharaj was a boy who, at 5 years of age, preached to his school-fellows of their urgent need for taking to Krishna Consciousness without delay. Prahlad was the son…

Two Poems by Bhaktivinode Thakur

Two Poems by Bhaktivinode Thakur

He reasons ill who says that Vaishnavas die When thou art living still in Sound! The Vaishnavas die to live and living try To spread the holy life around!…

A Study in Mysticism

A Study in Mysticism

What is ego? I am pure soul, but with my intelligence and mind I am in contact with matter, and I have identified myself with matter—and this is false ego.…

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om is a manifestation of the Supreme Lord in the form of sound vibration. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. So, Hare Krsna and om have practically the same value,…

Bhakti Flows West

Bhakti Flows West

Indian spiritual culture has been spread throughout the world. What the Muslims could do only by the tremendous sword, and the Christians could do only with great financial resources and…

Paradise: An Endless Love

Paradise: An Endless Love

What do we do in paradise? What makes it such a desirable place to be? The dominant image of the kingdom of God I retained from childhood is of a…

The Savory Samosa

The Savory Samosa

The first thing you'll notice is its wonderfully tender, thin pastry crust, golden-brown from deep-frying. Inside are peas, potatoes, or small chunks of cauliflower, seasoned not too little so that…

Lokanatha Swami — One of Prabhupada’s First Indian Disciples

Lokanatha Swami — One of Prabhupada’s First Indian Disciples

I was born in Aravade, a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra that differs little from more than seven hundred thousand others in India. After I graduated from…

God’s Playground Vrindaban

God’s Playground Vrindaban

The small village in north central India pictured on these pages is in reality the very Vrindaban of the spiritual sky, the supreme abode of the Lord. At this location…

Easy Journey to Other Planets

Easy Journey to Other Planets

The desire to go to other planets which has now become prominent is natural because the living being has the right to go to any part of the material or…

Krishna The Chariot Driver

Krishna The Chariot Driver

Krishna the Chariot Driver holds the reins of His chariot, the Creation. He is no inexperienced charioteer. He is very adept at driving the universe through space.…