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“THE BOOK” — Book Review

THE BOOK purports to be a reinterpretation of Vedanta, one of the ancient Scriptures of India. This is necessarily like re-writing The Bible, and it wouldn't be possible not to…

A New FATE in Detroit

A New FATE in Detroit

The First American Transcendental Experience (FATE), an elaborate multimedia diorama museum, includes six beautifully detailed dioramas illustrating pastimes of Krsna taken from the Srimad-Bhagavatam.…

On Jesus Christ — Letters

In the October issue of BTG, the "Yoga Dictionary" made a careless definition of Christ. It was stated, "The Bible speaks of Jesus Christ as the son of God, and…

BTG: You Won’t See it on the Streets Anymore…

The big change is that no longer will we be a magazine you see now and then or pick up when you meet a devotee on the street. At least…

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

Now, for the first time outside India, a Deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva has been formally installed in a temple—the temple at Nava-Jiyada-Nrsimha-Ksetra, the Hare Krsna farm deep in the Bavarian…

On Rabbi Kushner’s book again… – Letters

After reading Ravindra-svarupa dasa's article on Rabbi Kushner's book Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, one really begins to wonder how someone who's supposed to have some religious responsibility…

The Meaning of the Mantra – Letters

Arthur Avalon [a writer on yoga] places as: Ram the mantra of the Manipura cakra (around the navel) and Ha . . . Ksa . . . for the petals…

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Recently the president of India, His Excellency Sri Giani Zail Singh, cordially received three leaders of the Hare Krsna movement. They gave President Singh a set of Srila Prabhupada's books.…

SIDDHARTHA, a novel by Hermann Hesse — Book Review

SIDDHARTHA could only have been written by a European scholar, and even though the setting is India, however every line and page seems to crackle with European Heaven, European Hell,…

Caribbean Journal — Notes From The Editor

Sesa dasa, my traveling companion, says that in this pleasant tropical clime people don't watch the problems of world politics so closely. They tend to drift mildly in this climate,…

Articles about Black Devotees? — Letters

I would like to know why you never seem to write articles on Krsna consciousness in the black community? I've seen so many talented black devotees. I feel you owe…

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Apart from the hundreds of European and American devotees who come to visit Krsna-Balarama tourists constantly fill the guesthouse and vegetarian restaurant, which are considered Vrndavana's finest. …

London Chariot Festival

London Chariot Festival

Last summer, thousands of tourists sightseeing in the center of this city may have been more than a little surprised to see a forty-foot-high, gaily decorated chariot being pulled around…

Letters — Supporting the Secular State

"People have the right to believe in whatever they wish, and such freedom exists only in countries which uphold the ideal of separation of church and state."…

Who am I? Where do I come from? — Letters

I read with interest some of the books sold by your vendors, and I would like to ask the following questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? What…

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

New Books in Thai and Indonesian

The Bangkok branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has published two new books in Thai: Beyond Birth and Death and The Perfection of Yoga.…

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

In a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote to me in 1974 or '75, he told me to develop New Vrindaban like Tirupati in south India. But at that time I didn't…

Who Built Prabhupada’s Palace?

Ask anyone who lives near the New Vrindaban farm community, Who built Prabhupada's Palace? and chances are they'll say, "Oh, the Hare Krsnas built it." Ask the devotees, and they'll…

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

A 12-foot by 20-foot mural entitled "French Explorers" has been painted by Muralidhara dasa, a devotee at the New Vrindaban farm community, for the Wheeling Civic Center.…

Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold in the Hills of West Virginia

Just around a bend in the road in the West Virginia panhandle, stands Prabhupada's Palace of Gold, a handcrafted seven-years-in-the-making miracle of inlaid marble walls and floors, stained-glass windows, crystal…

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