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Transcendental Art

Transcendental Art

Paintings are needed in all the temples, as well as for illustrations in books. For these two reasons an art department has been set up in ISKCON for production of…

Children In Krsna Consciousness

Children In Krsna Consciousness

Any child can chant Hare Krsna and dance and feel transcendental ecstasy. That is the special facility of Krsna consciousness—even a child can perform it.…

Lord Caitanya: The Golden Avatara

Lord Caitanya: The Golden Avatara

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is an incarnation of Krsna, and this is confirmed by scholars and devotees. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is confirmed that the incarnation of Krsna or God in this…

Kardama Muni, A First-Class Yogi

Kardama Muni, A First-Class Yogi

Kardama Muni practiced meditative penances on the bank of the Sarasvati River for a period of 10,000 years. It is understood that the yoga system, in order to be rightly…

Liquid Beauty

Liquid Beauty

Why is the attraction between male and female so powerful? What is the essence of this attraction? And why does the Vedic literature call it illusion?…

The Master Plan for Krishna Land at New Vrindaban

The Master Plan for Krishna Land at New Vrindaban

The 25-million-dollar Temple of Understanding will be the main attraction in the Land of Krishna, a one-hundred-acre complex that will include sculptures, botanical gardens, art galleries, multimedia exhibits, a planetarium,…

Reflections At The Zoo

Reflections At The Zoo

I spent an afternoon at the Zoo with my two-year-old son. As I carried him from the elephant compound to the lion house to the bird sanctuary, I began to…

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

The art of making these sweets has been preserved through generations of specialized sweet-makers in India. There the sweet repertoire is extensive and elaborate, and although preparing such sweets may…

True Happiness Must be Eternal

True Happiness Must be Eternal

There are those who will say, "Ah! These Hare Krsna people are just escapists. They cannot face up to life." And our reply is simply, "Yes, we are escapists. You…

Temple Worship

Temple Worship

Service of the Lord, especially in dressing and decorating the temple, accompanied by musical kirtana and spiritual instructions from the scriptures, can alone save the common man from the hellish…

The Spiritual Master: Emissary of the Supreme Person

The Spiritual Master: Emissary of the Supreme Person

How can one know that the spiritual master is bona fide? What is the duty of the spiritual master? What are his symptoms? These and other questions concerning the spiritual…

An Ancient Science for Modern America

An Ancient Science for Modern America

This Vedic knowledge which is Krsna consciousness is an ancient science which is eternally new. Modern America has reached a stage of civilization where it is ready to ask important…

The Scientific Reality of Spiritual Life

The Scientific Reality of Spiritual Life

The soul transmigrates at every moment as our body changes from childhood, to youth, and then to old age. When the body disintegrates at death, the soul start s another…

Fate, Free Will and You

Fate, Free Will and You

The philosophical question of fate versus free will is an old one. Are our thoughts and actions completely determined by forces over which we have no control? Or, are we…

Learning God’s Way of Compassion

Learning God’s Way of Compassion

In 1969 I saw the devotees of Krsna on the television program Top of the Pops. Disgusted by the shaved heads of the men, I turned to my mother, "You'll…

Vegetarian Cooking — Exploring Spices

Vegetarian Cooking — Exploring Spices

There are sweet spices, like cinnamon and cardamom, pungent ones like cayenne, and mixed tastes like cumin and coriander. Spices influence not only the taste of food, but also the…

Love in the Absolute World

Love in the Absolute World

As long as we have the desire for material sense gratification or the desire for material liberation there is no possibility of developing transcendental bliss in Krsna consciousness.…

London Sankirtana

London Sankirtana

On the occasion of the appearance day of Lord Caitanya, thousands of Britishers heard the joyous vibration of Hare Krsna, the glorification of God's holy name.…

The Genuine Spiritual Master

The Genuine Spiritual Master

The true guru is the person who says that Krsna, God, is our true friend. He does not pose himself as God or tell us that we can become God.…

ISKCON Detroit Sankirtan

ISKCON Detroit Sankirtan

The pictures on these pages show devotees in Detroit engaged in spreading the rays of the benediction moon of the holy name by chanting Hare Krsna.…