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Spirit from Stone

Spirit from Stone

After instructing the sculptor on the few changes I wanted made, I saw two rough chunks of marble—one white and the other black—that were to become the Deities of Balarama…

How It All Began…

How It All Began…

I first learned of Srila Prabhupada's plan for a "heaven on earth" in Vrindavan, India in May of 1970. He asked me to investigate a report that the king of…

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

The Krishna-Balarama Temple — Heaven on Earth

We want to attract people from all over the world to visit the holy land of Lord Krishna's birth—and to provide nice facilities for them when they come. Vrindavan is…

ISKCON News: ISKCON Joins Mummers Parade

ISKCON News: ISKCON Joins Mummers Parade

With roots in pre-colonial America, Philadelphia's New Year's Day Mummers' Parade of elaborately costumed string bands and colorful floats has been a city-sponsored classic since 1901. This year's parade was…

ISKCON News: Relieving the Relieving the Religious War

ISKCON News: Relieving the Relieving the Religious War

A brief look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Relieving the “Religious” War Years of bitter fighting, terrorist bombings, armored cars, and patrolling troops have…

The Form of God: Fact or Fancy?

The Form of God: Fact or Fancy?

Many people think God is formless or void. But by using a little logic we can easily understand that if God is our eternal father, He must have form.…

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

Defying the serious recession that slowed the world economy in 1975, ISKCON devotees increased their sale of Krishna conscious literature last year by more than one third over 1974. The…

In Sridhama Mayapura. And Around the World…

In Sridhama Mayapura. And Around the World…

It was at Sridhama Mayapura, almost five hundred years ago, that the Supreme Lord descended to this world as the great teacher Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu to propagate the chanting…

Letters: On Materialism and Detachment

Your society recently acquired a twelve-story temple building near Columbus Circle in New York City. Isn't using a facility like this somewhat hypocritical for an organization that professes detachment from…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

ISKCON News — Srila Prabhupada on Tour

ISKCON News — Srila Prabhupada on Tour

A recent tour of Africa took Srila Prabhupada through East and South Africa, and to the island state of Mauritius, six hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar. There he…

Africa’s Bright Future: Independence through Krishna Consciousness

Africa’s Bright Future: Independence through Krishna Consciousness

The African mission is the same as everywhere in the world: to go out and present Krishna consciousness and to convince people that Krishna conscious is the solution to their…

Farm Report: New Tennessee Farm

ISKCON devotees from Atlanta purchased a 250-acre farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of southern with beautiful green hillsides for pasturing the cows.…

Letters: What about other Gurus?

I can understand the importance you place on the exalted science of bhakti-yoga and on receiving knowledge through an unbroken chain of spiritual masters, but is there no room for…

A short statement on the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness

A short statement on the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness

The following eight principles are the basis of the Krishna consciousness movement. We invite all of our readers to consider them with an open mind and then visit one of…

ISKCON News: Courts Rule in Favor of Krishna!

ISKCON News: Courts Rule in Favor of Krishna!

Two recent court decisions confirming ISKCON's right to conduct its public programs have increased the scope of the Society's activities.The judge declared that the thirty devotees going to the fair…

Farm Report: Temples Supplied by ISKCON Farms

Farm Report: Temples Supplied by ISKCON Farms

ISKCON has established fourteen successful farming communities. ISKCON's farms flourish and grow, proving that the Krishna consciousness movement is providing not only potent spiritual knowledge, but a viable alternative lifestyle…

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Everything should be done on the basis of love. Strictness is not very good. The students should act automatically, out of love. That is wanted. Superficially, strictness may be necessary—if…

Gurukul: Spiritual Education

Gurukul: Spiritual Education

Gurukul students will be the best educated children in society. Not only will they have knowledge of math and English and history, but they'll also know their relationship with God.…

Letters: Why are woman considered inferior?

Why are women designated as inferior? If she wishes, a woman can be an author, a scientist, or a theologian. I fail to see how this kind of discrimination can…

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