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Becoming Eager to See Krsna

Becoming Eager to See Krsna

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, reveals Himself in His original form only to those who strive to serve Him with eagerness and devotion. …

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

The process of perception begins when light from an object enters the eye and is focused on the retina. This light stimulates a series of neurochemical reactions that ultimately reach…

The Biography of a Pure Devotee — The Excursion

The Biography of a Pure Devotee — The Excursion

The small storefront temple at 26 Second Avenue had begun to thrive. Srila Prabhupada, by his chanting, his strong preaching, his delicious meals of prasadam, but most of all by…

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

1980-09-03Real craftsmanship is, above all else, a spiritual exercise." A mass of spinning clay turns between his fingers. The clay gradually grows into a slender urn that curves and tapers…

Entering the Spiritual Sky

Entering the Spiritual Sky

The material world appears like a cloud covering a small portion of the spiritual sky. The Vedic scriptures explain that although the material world undergoes perpetual creation and annihilation, the…

Srila Prabhupada’s Perpetual Gifts

Srila Prabhupada’s Perpetual Gifts

There were predictions that after his disappearance the movement and teachings he had established would soon fall apart. Now it is three years later, and Srila Prabhupada's unique contributions are…

Sri Krsna Jayanti

Sri Krsna Jayanti

Hindus all over India celebrate Sri Krsna Jayanti (the anniversary of Lord Krsna's appearance) as a religious function every year. We have experience that sometimes non-Hindus, out of a deep…

Spiritual Strategies for the Age of Iron

Spiritual Strategies for the Age of Iron

Behind Srila Prabhupada's appearance on the alien Manhattan streets stand five millennia of planning and effort. The story of it opens one sunrise fifty centuries ago in the Himalayas, where…

Prabhupada Preaching to Hippies in New York City

Prabhupada Preaching to Hippies in New York City

"The Swamiji doesn't want anyone smoking pot here." Don denied it: "I have not been smoking. You are not speaking the truth." The boy then reached into Don's shirt pocket…

Socrates and His Teachings — A Vedic Perspective

Socrates and His Teachings — A Vedic Perspective

Socrates faces his death calmly and without fear, an attitude he said was but proper for a philosopher who is interested only in the care of his soul and is…

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

The other doctors never call him Samika Rsi dasa. Most of them don't even know he is an initiated devotee of Lord Krsna. In the hospital—St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale, Pennsylvania—he…

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

The prosecution listed some of the shocking facts about the life of children in Krsna schools: they ate no meat, rose early every morning for temple services. And then came…

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

Srila Prabhupada: Guru in a Manhattan Monastery

He was maestro of the chanting, head of the kitchen, and spiritual father to a band of wild, candid young Americans.…

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

Krishna Consciousness: The Perfection of Yoga

In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way.…

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…