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Sex is Only for Having Children

Sex life, according to the Vedic wisdom, is the greatest cause of material bondage because it is the greatest pleasure of material life. Therefore it must be restricted, and the…

The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

The Final Point for the Bubble of Illusion

People do not know that they are spoiling their life. They are thinking, "I've got a very nice apartment, a very nice car, a very nice wife, a very nice…

Death on the Evening News

While recently watching the evening news, I saw that almost the entire show was about killing and death: a murder, a rash of drug poisonings, a massacre of refugees by…

Morality the American Way — Piety at the Pig Roast

Morality the American Way — Piety at the Pig Roast

The Bible says, "Thou shalt not kill." Yet this simple moral maxim seems impossible for most Americans to accept, or even understand—even those clamoring for a return to morality. …

Unemployment or Employment In the Service of Krsna

In this era of rising unemployment, it is common to see hundreds of people lining up at the doors of companies offering a few jobs—and those who don't get those…

Women in Krsna Consciousness?

Women in Krsna Consciousness?

The solution to the problem of male domination and exploitation is not for women to become dominators and exploiters—to compete for social, economic, and political supremacy. So-called supremacy can't satisfy…

Krsna’s Message at Westminster Abbey

Krsna’s Message at Westminster Abbey

One of the highlights of last summer's Festival of India in Britain was an ecumenical dialogue at Westminster Abbey, where British clergymen gathered to learn more about the Hare Krsna…

The Focus for True Global Unity

The Focus for True Global Unity

There are many international societies, such as the United Nations. So the idea of an international society is very nice, but we must try to understand what the central idea…

Survival in the Nuclear Age

So God's role in preventing a nuclear holocaust is not peripheral—it is crucial. Humankind, having created such a disastrous situation, should study God's instructions in the revealed scriptures and try…

Petty Nationalism — Reigning Cats and Dogs

Petty Nationalism — Reigning Cats and Dogs

Nationalism demands that we abandon our real spiritual identity and instead fight like dogs and cats. Since conflicts of interest between nations are endless, nationalism can never be the basis…

Rioting at Columbia University 1968 — Editorials

The present state of chaos in education throughout the world is no more than the natural result of the aims (or, rather, aimlessness) of the modern educational system. …

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

This material nature is constituted in such a way that we have to suffer; it is God's law. And we are trying to relieve the suffering by patchwork remedies. Everyone…

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

The poet John Berryman was my teacher at the University of Minnesota the year he jumped from a bridge over the Mississippi and killed himself at the age of fifty-seven.…

Hare Krsna—A Spiritual Force at the Antinuclear Rally

Hare Krsna—A Spiritual Force at the Antinuclear Rally

The majority I suppose, came to express—well, in a word, fear. Fear that thermonuclear weapons might blow the world, or a big part of it—or at least their part of…

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

West Virginia Sheriff Robert Lightner doesn't like people to shave their heads and wear long robes. "When the founding fathers wrote about freedom of religion," he says, "they didn't have…

Economic Sanity

Unemployment. Inflation. Recession. High interest rates. Mounting personal, national, and international debt. Depression. The litany of economic woes pours from television, radio, and printed page, and no one can seem…

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

My landlord is a descendant of the Rothschilds, that complex genealogy of European aristocrats who have been accused of everything short of cannibalism, including the takeover of the world by…

Higher Education — Gurukula in Canada

Higher Education — Gurukula in Canada

"We learn everything they learn—like English, arithmetic, history, and geography—but we also learn Sanskrit, the Bhagavad-gita, and how to know Krsna. So our education will get us out of the…

A New Kind of Social Security

Complained one young worker in a recent letter to Time: "First they sent us to Vietnam. Now they want $3,000 a year [from me] in Social Security taxes to finance…

Herpes, Harry, and Hellfire — A Spiritual Challenge

Herpes, Harry, and Hellfire — A Spiritual Challenge

Considering these different viewpoints, how should traumatized herpes victims be counseled? Are they being punished by an omnipotent God? Are they random victims of forces of nature beyond the control…

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