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Elevation to the Pure Life

Elevation to the Pure Life

Everyone is hankering after happiness and pleasure, and when one's existence is purified he will be placed on the transcendental platform and will be able to enjoy eternal happiness.…

Krsna, Our Dearmost Friend

Krsna, Our Dearmost Friend

Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is our dearmost friend. By Krsna is meant God. Krsna means all-attractive, for how can God be God if He does not have all…

ISKCON’S Holy Rathayatra Festival

ISKCON’S Holy Rathayatra Festival

The potency of the yearly Rathayatra Festival is inconceivably great. As pictured here, thousands and thousands of people participated in the 1970 Rathayatra Festival, which was celebrated simultaneously in San…

We Are All Eternal Servitors of Krsna

We Are All Eternal Servitors of Krsna

Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that the actual identity of every living creature is that he is the eternal servant of God. If one thinks like that—"I am no one else's servant:…

New Vrndavana: The West’s First Krsna Conscious Community

New Vrndavana: The West’s First Krsna Conscious Community

You have New York, New England, and so many 'New' duplicates of European countries in the USA--why not import New Vrndavana in your country?…

ISKCON Fiji

ISKCON Fiji

The young children flock to the sound of the holy name and shout with clarity and volume, 'Hare Krsna!' The temple is packed on Sundays. Fijian girls dance joyfully to…

Evolution In Fact and Fantasy

Evolution In Fact and Fantasy

If Darwin sees a plan or design, then whose design? As soon as you recognize a design, you must acknowledge a designer. If you see a plan, then you…

A New Krishna Spirit in San Diego

A New Krishna Spirit in San Diego

For San Diegans, Krsna consciousness has been a plate of the delicious spiritual vegetarian food served at the movement's cultural festivals, nightly dinners, Sunday feasts, or two very popular Govinda's…

Krsna or Christ—The Name Is the Same

Krsna or Christ—The Name Is the Same

When an Indian person calls on Krsna, he often says, "Krsta." Krsta is a Sanskrit word meaning "attraction." So when we address God as "Christ," "Krsta," or "Krsna," we indicate…

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed Be Thy Name

The Bible has nearly a hundred verses that praise the power, glory, and excellence of God's hallowed name. The Bible's authors obviously considered the holy name of the Lord very…

The Birth of God (Lord Caitanya)

The Birth of God (Lord Caitanya)

Lord Caitanya did not need to take birth as an infant; He could have simply manifested Himself, without any so-called mother or father. After all, He is the father of…

The Commonsense Vegetarian

The Commonsense Vegetarian

Many vegetarian foods are a better source of protein than meat is. A typical hundred-gram portion of meat contains about twenty grams of protein, whereas an equal amount of cheese…

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Glory to the sri-krsna-sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death, is extinguished.…

Prasadam—Spiritual Food

Prasadam—Spiritual Food

The taking of prasadam, spiritual foodstuffs, by the devotee and the distribution of such foodstuffs to the public is an extremely important part of Krsna consciousness.…

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

It is hoped that the government authorities will cooperate with our sankirtana parties in enabling us to perform sankirtana on the streets. To do this it is necessary that we…

Can God Do That?

Can God Do That?

If I were to tell you I knew a story about a boy who swallowed a raging forest fire to save his friends and relatives, you'd probably think it was…

The Sense to Know God

The Sense to Know God

Krsna is infinite, while we are smaller than the atom. Therefore it is not possible for us to know the Supreme Personality of Godhead by our ordinary sense perception. It…

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

The Glories of Lord Caitanya, Part 1

From the historical records about Lord Caitanya, we certainly see a picture of a God-conscious saint who appeared in India during the sixteenth century. But we have to seek further—into…

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

Coming to Krsna — A New Day, A New Life

A pretty girl wearing an exotic Indian dress and carrying a handful of flowers and a shoulder bag full of books pinned a flower on my lapel and asked, "Have…

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

Ice cream, the ingredients don't vary much from one brand to another. But ice cream that's been prepared for Lord Krsna and offered to Him with love and devotion stands…