This is Krishna’s original birthday celebration, The cowherd men and women, the musicians–everyone is giving something to Krishna. Of course, Krishna … through His father Nanda Maharaja … is giving everyone gifts, too.
New Yorkers will be the first to admit that “Fun City” is often a hard place to be happy in. But the devotees at ISKCON’s center on Manhattan’s West 55th Street know the secret. By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra they’ve opened their minds to a whole new dimension of consciousness.
A genuine guru must not only speak the truth; he must also live it. His character must be perfect and his behavior exemplary.
Early Church father Augustine thought God eternally abandons some souls to soul-death. This is not so, our consciousness can always be revived, and that is the conviction of the Krishna consciousness movement.
Not long ago, few people outside of India had even heard of Krishna. Now people all over the world celebrate Janmastami, the day that Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared on Earth.
We, the fallen servants of His Divine Grace; beseech all of our Masters—Please give Srila Prabhupada more time! Time to insure the strength of this movement. Time to finish the Srimad-Bhagavatam. And a little more time for us to spend at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace.
College students on two American campuses have discovered that they can add Krishna consciousness to their college life by studying the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita and eating prasadam.
Fifty centuries ago Lord Krishna came, to protect His devotees and rid the world of demonic politicians. Now Krishna comes again in another form—the Tenth Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam by Srila Prabhupada.
Society is just like a child. If a child wants to go to hell, should the father allow it? Society may want so many nonsensical things, but it is the duty of the government to know how to uplift the citizens.
I am staying here at the temple in Atlanta, and this has upset my parents very much. They started crying on the phone, and my mother even fainted once. Now I see what you meant when you told me that the family ties are much stronger in Indian families than in American families.
“You ‘re all under arrest!” We protested. “All around you there’s drug addiction, prostitution, crime, and violence, and you can’t find anything better to do than arrest us for chanting the names of God!”