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When Legislation Fails

The election year has ended, but the debates continue. And one of the most controversial issues is the role of religion in government. The Hare Krsna movement takes no side…

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Seeing only unhappiness in their futures young people are taking their own lives in numbers that are shocking. Surprisingly, many of the victims are quite well off in terms of…

Flip Out and Stay

Realization is not something we learn in a book or hear in a lecture. Realization is living the life for which man is intended. Realization does not imply withdrawal; realization…

Religion’s Ultimate Goal

Generally people pray, perform rituals, and so on, in hopes of attaining temporary goals: better health, a good marriage, success in business. But in Bhagavad-gita Sri Krsna advises that those…

Overpopulation—A Popular Myth

Overpopulation—A Popular Myth

Social scientists from around the world gathered in Mexico City last August to discuss the alarming growth of the world's population.…

Fate, Free Will and You

Fate, Free Will and You

The philosophical question of fate versus free will is an old one. Are our thoughts and actions completely determined by forces over which we have no control? Or, are we…

How to Check the Age of Kali

Kali-yuga is a fallen age, the age of hypocrisy and quarrel. In Kali-yuga the basic principles of religion are abandoned, the government is ruled by the lowest class of men,…

Sankirtana in the Bible

Even a quick reading of the Bible will show that sankirtana was very much present indeed amongst the ancient Jews and early Christians and that it was certainly stressed by…

Abortion: When does human life begin?

Abortion: When does human life begin?

Considering the overwhelming instinct of humans to protect children once they are born, it is hard to see why abortion is tolerated. Part of the reason seems to lie in…

Religion and the Engines of War

Many conflicts around the world are being billed as "religious wars." Fighting between the Sikhs and Hindus in India, Christians and Moslems in Beirut, Moslem sects of Iran and…

The Death of My Father

The Death of My Father

My sister called and told me, "Dad has cancer, and the doctors say he has, at most, six months to live." I was shocked. It was totally unexpected, as he…

The Highest Love

The Highest Love

Here is happiness: one must approach Krsna. Otherwise, it will end in LSD—confusion and roaming in impersonal void concepts. People are frustrated. They must be frustrated if they do not…

Existentialism — The Hidden God

Existentialism — The Hidden God

In recent years there have been many philosophies based around the premise of the nonexistence of God. One such philosophy, existentialism, which emerged in a shattered France during World War…

Freedom from All Miseries

I have strong evidence to support the fact that there is no happiness in the material world and I have equally strong evidence to prove that any human being can…

“We Need to Apply Ourselves to the Teachings of God”

“We Need to Apply Ourselves to the Teachings of God”

A conversation between Tamal Krishna Goswami, one of the spiritual masters of the Hare Krsna movement, and Cardinal Jaime Sin, Archbishop of Manila.…

Nonviolence or War

Nonviolence or War

War is inevitable: an eye for an eye, dog eat dog, kill or be killed. Human history is a history of wars. Lust, anger and greed run amok in our…

“There Cannot be Any Peace”

“There Cannot be Any Peace”

We have been forced to think about nuclear war. Our leaders have tried to convince us that there is really nothing to worry about, because they have this wonderful materialistic…

Playing The Olympic Game

Playing The Olympic Game

Television cameras zoom in as the young athlete thrusts his arms upwards in triumph. Perspiration mixes with tears, and thousands roar with appreciation. The atmosphere is surcharged, and time itself…

The Peace Formula

The Peace Formula

The great mistake of modern civilization is to encroach upon other's property as though it were one's own, and to thereby create an unnecessary disturbance of the laws of nature.…

Illusions of Enjoyment

Illusions of Enjoyment

We are trying to spread Krsna consciousness, but it is a very difficult task because people are so much addicted to material enjoyment. Generally, they do not like this Krsna…

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