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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…

How Much Faith Should We Put in Education?

How Much Faith Should We Put in Education?

My daughter wasn't even three years old, a toddler. Yet one morning, I suddenly saw her facing her future. I started to think of what I could teach her. And,…

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

Getting to the Soul of Psychology

On October 3,1972, psychologist Dr. Gerald Frazer visited His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at ISKCON's world headquarters, in Los Angeles. Their conversation follows.…

Then and Now — the Right to Distribute the American Dream

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.…

Simple Living, High Thinking

Simple Living, High Thinking

Paradoxically, the materially advanced nations are just as frustrated as the developing nations, if not more so. Where materialism has produced the greatest wealth the people suffer from the most…

Declaring Our Dependence on God

Declaring Our Dependence on God

Americans fought for Independence to assure life, liberty, and happiness. Prabhupada explains that Americans can actually achieve these things only by maintaining a God conscious society, with God conscious leaders.…

The Secret of Real Religion

Today, it seems, there are more spiritual groups than ever before competing for public attention and allegiance. Freelance reporter Sandy Nixon finds out what makes Krishna consciousness unique in an…