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Language Reform Movement — Notes from the Editor

There is a movement afoot to correct the worldwide abuse of the English language. Reformers claim that our abuse of words is crucially linked with the moral decline of our…

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

“Here is Something Very Beautiful and Lovely”

My first impression of the Hare Krsna temple was, "Here is something that is very beautiful and lovely." As far as the worship was concerned, it was the happiness of…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on the Secular State

In America and India and so many countries all over the world, they have a "secular state." The government leaders say they don't want to favor any particular religion, but…

On Lying in Advertising — Notes from the Editor

Newspaper, magazine, and TV advertising thrives on a lie—the lie that we can attain happiness only by buying more and more material things—and no advertising board has any intention of…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Women’s Liberation

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on Women’s Liberation

The husband wants that his wife should be subordinate—faithful to him. Then he's ready to take charge. Man's mentality and woman's mentality are different. So, if the woman agrees to…

“Modern Civilization is Based on a Mistake”

“Modern Civilization is Based on a Mistake”

In this talk given in Miami, His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami Exposes the cause of today’s chaos. Last night I was invited to speak on a radio program, the Alan…

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

Rascals, Bluffers and Show-bottle Spiritualists

From his behavior I can understand he is rascal number one. I do not want to know about him, but what he has done makes it obvious. But the wonderful…

More on Faith Healing — Notes from the Editor

I read with much dismay your reflections ("Healer, Heal Thyself") in Vol. 13, No. 9. What gives you the right to criticize faith healers and charismatics? Most of them that…

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

They are openly committing suicide, and the rest of the people are covertly committing suicide. This man who found out how to construct an atom bomb—he's thinking that now his…

Peoples Temple in Guyana — The Vedic Observer

The bizarre mass suicide-murder of 913 members of the Peoples Temple in Guyana has raised serious questions about unscrupulous religious leaders who exploit their followers, stripping their souls and pockets…

Faith Healer, Heal Thyself — Notes from the Editor

In recent years thousands of religious figures have taken up faith healing. They use all kinds of approaches, but basically they claim that through their charismatic prayer and laying on…

Proposition 13 Jitters — The Vedic Observer

After California voters passed Proposition 13 and cut back state property taxes by seven billion dollars, the Los Angeles county government responded to the taxpayers' revolt by announcing plans to…

A Society Without Brains — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

A Society Without Brains — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

If there is no ideal class of men, if the brain is not in order, then any amount of education or organization you do will be unsuccessful. The United Nations…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On “Might Makes Right”

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out On “Might Makes Right”

They're thinking that the power should be given to the people, but there are many other people who will disagree. This is the nature of the material world: everyone…

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

Tantra – Can Sex Be Yoga?

by Acyutananda Svami Ever since Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha first captured the fancy of Westerners, it has indeed caused a wave of thought and action, especially among young people. Though the…

Protect the Cows

Protect the Cows

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Guru to Islanders: Protect the Cows On a recent journey to the South Pacific, His Holiness…

Human Suffering and an Unjust God — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Human Suffering and an Unjust God — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

On “Human Suffering and an Unjust God” This conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and social worker Ashoka Chugani took place in Bombay, India. Mr. Chugani: I…

Theosophy Ends in Vaishnavism

Theosophy Ends in Vaishnavism

In brief, a believer in Theosophy accepts as a fact that, "in and through all things, a Directing Will is at work, with a plan of Action from moment…

“BACK TO GODHEAD” — The Purpose of the Magazine

“BACK TO GODHEAD” — The Purpose of the Magazine

My duty will be simply to repeat in the "BACK TO GODHEAD" just like an interpreter what I have heard from and what I have been ordered to deliver by…

Our Sense of Wonder — Gone Under

Our Sense of Wonder — Gone Under

"Alienation," social scientists say, is our inability to relate meaningfully to others, to nature, and to ourselves. Alienation is growing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. This trend appears to…