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Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Prabhupada wanted to start farm projects. For many years the devotees had been trying to get people to accept Krishna consciousness as it appears in books like Bhagavad-gita. "But, if…

The Physics of the Self

The Physics of the Self

Our physical self, the outer body, is always changing-from childhood to adulthood to old age, from lifetime to lifetime, and even from species to species. Yet our spiritual self, the…

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves by Lord Brahma

The Stealing Of the Boys and Calves by Lord Brahma

Lord Brahma had been watching Krishna. Brahma decided to show some of his own power and test the power of Krishna, who was engaged in His childhood pastimes. Therefore, in…

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

West Bengal India Flood Diary, 1978

The rain stopped early this morning but the water is steadily rising. The basement and first floors of the buildings are submerged and everyone has moved to the top floor…

The Chariot of the Body

The Chariot of the Body

Our material body is a lot like a chariot. It has five horses (the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell). Each of us is a spiritual soul riding…

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

When Srila Prabhupadas bus arrived at the terminal, it was past midnight. Mr. Gopal Agarwal, his sponsor, was waiting with the familys Volkswagen bus to drive him to Butler, about…

The Prayers Of Lord Brahma

The Prayers Of Lord Brahma

Brahma presented himself to Krishna as the most presumptuous living creature. He had stolen the boys and calves to test Krishna's power, but now he admitted it was foolish to…

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

"These Krsna conscious children are all wide-eyed and alert, and they concentrate on their studies. Most public school kids are busy dressing up to attract the opposite sex, passing notes,…

“Modern Civilization is Based on a Mistake”

“Modern Civilization is Based on a Mistake”

In this talk given in Miami, His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami Exposes the cause of today’s chaos. Last night I was invited to speak on a radio program, the Alan…

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Prabhupada was convinced if he could start a place where people could come and associate with a pure devotee, the genuine God conscious culture of India could begin in America.…

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

From his behavior I can understand he is rascal number one. I do not want to know about him, but what he has done makes it obvious. But the wonderful…

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

Killing the Demons Of Talavana Forest

There is a forest called Talavana full of palm trees, and all the trees are filled with sweet, ripe fruit. Some of the fruit is already falling, and some is…

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People

Religious Persecution In West Germany. The raid . . . the media barrage . . . the courtroom encounter. A half-million-dollar effort to snuff out the Hare Krishna Movement.…

Knowledge is the Solution

Knowledge is the Solution

Knowledge is the solution. And for knowledge we have to go to the right person, the one who has actually seen or experienced the Absolute Truth. Unless we find such…

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Condolences for Jayananda Prabhu

Four days after his thirty-eighth birthday, Srila Prabhupada's very dear disciple Jayananda dasa passed away in his quarters at the Los Angeles Temple complex (New Dvaraka). For the last few…