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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.…

Love Beyond Surrender

Love Beyond Surrender

In Bhagavad-gita Krishna says, Just surrender to Me, and I will give you all protection. Caitanya, in addition, explains the activities following surrender.…

The Basic Scientific Guidebook of Spiritual Realization — Bhagavad-gita As It Is

The Basic Scientific Guidebook of Spiritual Realization — Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Bhagavad-gita is the transcendental science of God spoken by the father of religion Himself, Lord Sri Krishna. It is the essence of all Vedic knowledge.…

“In the Beginning Was the Word”

“In the Beginning Was the Word”

In the Bible it is said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." There is no difference between God…

Secretary To a Pure Devotee

Secretary To a Pure Devotee

Srila Prabhupada has been extensively traveling. Satsvarupa dasa Gosvami traveled with him and kept a personal diary. These are excerpts from that diary.…

Divine Culture

Divine Culture

The Krishna consciousness movement is trying to establish this right system of human civilization, which is known as Krishna consciousness, or daiva-varnasrama—divine culture.…

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

An Awareness of What is Best and Most Beautiful

We try to direct them toward what is best and most beautiful and what is most spiritually nourishing in the world about them—that is, insofar as the system allows us.…

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion – Material and Spiritual

Religion refers to our constitutional position. It is different from faith. Faith can be changed but according to the Vedic system, religion cannot be changed.…

Perfect Knowledge for Human Society

Perfect Knowledge for Human Society

If a boy wants to know who his father is, the simple process is to ask his mother. The mother will then say, "This is your father." This is the…

What is a Goswami?

What is a Goswami?

The Goswamis were engaged 24 hours a day in the service of Krishna. They slept only two or at the utmost three hours daily. They conquered sleep, eating, collecting…

Becoming Pure — Conversations with a Peace Corps worker in India

Becoming Pure — Conversations with a Peace Corps worker in India

Conversations about spiritual life between Bob Cohen, a young Peace Corps worker in India, and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Recorded at the ISKCON International Center at Lord…

Sri Gurvastakam

Anyone who thus chants these eight beautiful prayers glorifying the spiritual master will certainly get a chance to render direct service to Krishna, the Lord of Vrndavana, after the demise…

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

Vyasa-Puja Homage by Giriraja dasa

All glories to you Who have given us light To open our eyes, Which were firmly shut tight. When we first came to you In the darkness of night The…

Prabhupada

The Word "Prabhupada" is a term of the utmost reverence in Vedic religious circles. It signifies a great saint even among saints. It has two meanings: one at whose feet…

Vyasa-Puja Day Address

This ceremony is called Vyasa-puja. Vyasa is the original author of Vedic literature, and he is an incarnation of Narayana [God]. In this way, by disciplic succession, we receive transcendental…

Offering Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada

Offering Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada

As one needs the help of a qualified teacher to understand the material sciences, one also needs a qualified teacher to understand the science of God. Such a teacher is…

The Desire of a Pure Devotee

The Desire of a Pure Devotee

A pure devotee of the Lord like King Kulasekhara does not pray to God for material wealth, followers, beautiful women or imitation peacocks because he knows the real value of…