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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…

Plato’s Politics

Plato’s Politics

Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their…

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

Krishna or Christ — The Name Is the Same

What is the meaning of the word Christ? Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning the anointed one. Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.…

The Peace Formula

if you want peace, you will have to change your consciousness into Krishna consciousness, both individually and collectively, by the process of chanting the holy name of God. This…

Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

Maharaja Prthu considered it his primary duty to enlighten the citizens with spiritual knowledge. Any leader who simply exacts taxes, but does not inform the people of the mission of…

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

What’s Wrong with Our Politicians?

The root cause of the incompetence of politicians is selfish materialism, and the remedy is the re-spiritualization of society through the worldwide propagation of Krishna consciousness.…

Crime: Why and What to Do

Crime: Why and What to Do

Criminals struck every three seconds in the United States as crime rose a dramatic eighteen percent in 1974. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada discusses the problem with Chicago…

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Psychoanalysis and the Soul

Even in the so-called normal condition, the pleasure derived from sexual intercourse is simply frustrating and insignificant. For ordinary men attached to the materialistic way of life, their only pleasure…

Everything Belongs to God (Part 2)

Everything Belongs to God (Part 2)

If Krishna is at the center of society, then people will be perfectly secure and prosperous. The communist idea is welcome, provided they replace the so-called state with God.…

Life in the Womb

Life in the Womb

According to the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, only in the last twelve weeks of pregnancy does the growing fetus have a right to live despite the…

Everything Belongs to God

Everything Belongs to God

Communism can't work the way Karl Max outlined in his famous Manifesto. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains why Krishna, not the state, must be the center of…

“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…

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.…

Who Is Crazy?

Who Is Crazy?

Those who do not like this Hare Krishna movement say we are "crazy." Similarly, we see a person in material consciousness as a crazy person. Who, then, is actually…

Dying in the Material World

Scientists investigating the causes of aging and death will also have to die. At the time of their death, if they have neglected the purpose of life--spiritual realization--what will they…

The Path of Bhakti

BHAKTI cannot, strictly speaking, be defined, because it is transcendental. Sandilya, however, defines it as: exclusive and intense loving attachment to the Lord. Bhakti is recognized in Srimad-Bhagavatam as the…

Living in the Material World — The Cheaters and the Cheated

If the democratic form of government is to be at all meaningful, the voters must be qualified voters who know how to discriminate between a Madison Avenue illusion and a…

The Education to End All Miseries

The Education to End All Miseries

Human education must not merely instruct us how to prepare for a job or how to speculate upon the imperfect views of great thinkers. Rather, it must enable us to…

Holy Men & Hypocrites

Holy Men & Hypocrites

To avoid confusion, one must use careful intelligence to discriminate between the saints and the swindlers, the incarnations and the imposters, the holy men and the hypocrites.…