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 of hands, God acts: He cures everything from cavities to brain tumors, releases sexual inhibitions, and even increases earning capacity.

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 reduce spending on public services like libraries and schools.

“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 Burke Show. Some other people also spoke, but they were simply presenting some useless idea of God. That is the actual situation at the present […]

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 feel that your Krsna consciousness movement is doing very valuable work here in India. Perhaps you know of our success, also. We are making arrangements […]

“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 my great spiritual master H.D.G. Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada. Nothing will be manufactured by me by my mental concoction. Such words will descend as Sound Transcendental and when they are given proper serving reception by the aural channel, surely they will act like medicine to carry all back to home and “BACK TO GODHEAD.”

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 book says nothing new, it seems to offer the best of both worlds. In essence, it promises that one can indulge his senses to 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 Tamala Krsna Gosvami (one of ISKCON’s eleven initiating spiritual masters) visited the island nation of New Zealand. While there he met with the mayor of […]

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 result from a radically different life view imposed upon the past few generations.

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