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Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

Eyes to See God

Eyes to See God

How can we get the eyes to see God? How can we become God conscious, Krishna conscious, in every step of our life? Actually, Krishna makes it very easy for…

Plato’s Politics

Plato’s Politics

Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their…

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

Rukmini's brother Rukmi arranged for her to be married to Sisupala, a determined enemy of Krishna. When the black-eyed, beautiful Rukmini heard of this settlement, she became very morose. …

The Peace Formula

if you want peace, you will have to change your consciousness into Krishna consciousness, both individually and collectively, by the process of chanting the holy name of God. This…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

The Deliverance of Ajamila

The Deliverance of Ajamila

Ajamila came upon a lusty low-class man kissing a prostitute. They were drunk, and smiling. The prostitute's dress was loose. When Ajamila saw her, the lusty desires in his heart…

Crime: Why and What to Do

Crime: Why and What to Do

Criminals struck every three seconds in the United States as crime rose a dramatic eighteen percent in 1974. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada discusses the problem with Chicago…

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Buddhists began to chant the holy names of Krishna, Rama and Hari in unison. Soon the Buddhist scholar regained consciousness and also began to chant the holy name of…

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…

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Even in the so-called normal condition, the pleasure derived from sexual intercourse is simply frustrating and insignificant. For ordinary men attached to the materialistic way of life, their only pleasure…

Summer Sessions With Srila Prabhupada

Summer Sessions With Srila Prabhupada

He's probably logged as much flight time as any other traveling emissary. Prabhupada has circled the globe twelve times visiting his ISKCON centers, lecturing and insuring a high standard of…

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering

Forty years ago, a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura composed a poem in honor of the appearance of his spiritual master. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta greatly appreciated this simple expression of…

What is a Guru?

What is a Guru?

The guru's business is to see that no human being suffers in this material world. No one can claim that he is not suffering. That is not possible. …

The Dance of Divine Love

The Dance of Divine Love

This article recounts the miraculous dancing and transcendental pastimes performed by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu when He personally took part in the Ratha-yatra festival in Jagannatha Puri, India.…

Attraction for the Message of Krishna

Attraction for the Message of Krishna

Duties [dharma] executed by men, regardless of occupation, are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Supreme Lord.…

Questions for the Welfare of the World

Questions for the Welfare of the World

The problem they discussed was what to do at the time of death. Many great sages and brahmanas made numerous suggestions, but later, at the arrival of Sukadeva Gosvami, it…

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

The Perfection of Yoga: Pure Love of Krishna

Yoga is a word becoming increasingly familiar to people all over the world. Many are asking, "What is yoga? What does the yoga practitioner seek to achieve? And what is…

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

The New York Times sent two reporters to cover the event and to speak with Srila Prabhupada. Here, Srila Prabhupada is interviewed by Jon Nordheimer of the Times.…

Taking Shelter of Lord Nityananda

Taking Shelter of Lord Nityananda

When Lord Krishna appeared as Lord Caitanya, His principal associate in spreading the Krishna consciousness movement was Lord Nityananda Prabhu.…

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