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KRISHNA — The Lifter of Govardhana Hill

KRISHNA — The Lifter of Govardhana Hill

The inhabitants of Vrindavan were simply astonished to see Krishna holding up Govardhana Hill with the little finger of His left hand.…

Farming With Krishna in Mind

Farming With Krishna in Mind

“Human prosperity flourishes by natural gifts, and not by gigantic industrial enterprises, “says His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who has founded many Krishna-conscious farming communities all over the…

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

From cow's milk, says Srila Prabhupada, you get butter and so many other things, and you can add fruit, vegetables, and grains to make hundreds and thousands of preparations--that is…

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History: Madhavendra Puri

Before Madhavendra Puri, most Indians worshiped Lord Krishna in a ritualistic fashion, according to strict rules and regulations. Such formal worship is necessary for those who have not awakened their…

From Despair to Love (Part 2) Making the Leap of Faith

From Despair to Love (Part 2) Making the Leap of Faith

Soren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, said we have to make the leap of faith and he saw the goal as God. He wrote, "There is a God—His will is…

The Weather Emergency – Why and What to Do?

The Weather Emergency – Why and What to Do?

In the middle of one of the worst droughts ever, our scientists are resorting to "cloud seeding"-—but they can't find any clouds to seed… Could it be that amid all…

Nirvana – Annihilation or Devotion?

Nirvana – Annihilation or Devotion?

German pessimist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) thought that nirvana, (freedom from suffering) means becoming desireless—putting an end to our will. But His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada disagrees.…

The Brahmana Boy Who Strode the Universe

The Brahmana Boy Who Strode the Universe

With the whole universe as his realm, King Bali gladly promised to give the little brahmana boy just three steps of land… . No one could have foreseen how colossal…

Abortion: Setting the Matter Straight

Abortion: Setting the Matter Straight

Abortion is a grave transgression of the laws of nature and of God. So those who are anxious to enjoy sexual pleasure, yet wish to avoid the responsibility of rearing…

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

He was an expert hatha-yogi in the respected order of spiritual life (sannyasa), and had been running a major yoga center in New York for thirteen years.…

King Ambarisa and the Great Yogi

King Ambarisa and the Great Yogi

King Ambarisa was famous as a pure devotee of Lord Krishna. "But why," Durvasa Muni wondered, "should people respect him more than a great mystic yogi like me? I will…

Six Lessons on Transmigration (Reincarnation)

Six Lessons on Transmigration (Reincarnation)

"Transmigration," "reincarnation," "astral travel," "life after death"—topics once hardly mentioned but now much talked about. Is there a soul? Can the soul live outside the body? What happens to the…

Religion: Separating the Bogus from the Bonafide

Religion: Separating the Bogus from the Bonafide

Who will say which religion is false and which genuine, which harmful and which beneficial? What we need is not someone's self-interested opinion but a reliable, nonsectarian standard for separating…

From Despair to Love

From Despair to Love

Soren Kierkegaard was a mid-nineteenth-century Danish philosopher who is generally regarded as the father of existentialism. A devout Christian, he believed that religious truth is not innate within man, and…

The Long Arm of the Law Catches Lord Caitanya’s Mercy

The Long Arm of the Law Catches Lord Caitanya’s Mercy

"You 're all under arrest!" We protested. "All around you there's drug addiction, prostitution, crime, and violence, and you can't find anything better to do than arrest us for chanting…

Lord Krishna Comes to Earth

Lord Krishna Comes to Earth

Fifty centuries ago Lord Krishna came, to protect His devotees and rid the world of demonic politicians. Now Krishna comes again in another form—the Tenth Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam by…

Krishna’s Birthday — A Worldwide Celebration

Krishna’s Birthday — A Worldwide Celebration

Not long ago, few people outside of India had even heard of Krishna. Now people all over the world celebrate Janmastami, the day that Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead,…

What Augustine Knew and Didn’t Know About The Science of the Soul

What Augustine Knew and Didn’t Know About The Science of the Soul

Early Church father Augustine thought God eternally abandons some souls to soul-death. This is not so, our consciousness can always be revived, and that is the conviction of the Krishna…

F.A.T.E. – the First American Theistic Exhibition

F.A.T.E. – the First American Theistic Exhibition

Prabhupada asked disciples to go to India and learn the art of making dioramas. Now they have returned and developed a fascinating multimedia presentation of Krishna consciousness: the First American…

The Advent, Exile, and Triumph of Lord Ramacandra

The Advent, Exile, and Triumph of Lord Ramacandra

Just to attract us to His service, God appeared on earth more than one million years ago as Lord Ramacandra—the most benevolent ruler and valiant hero the world has ever…