in Vrindavan, the land of Lord Krishna, the gopis [cowherd girls] are concerned that He might hurt His lotus feet on the forest trail, and they’re feeling such intense separation from Him that they’re almost fainting.
The scriptures and the saints and spiritual masters through the ages all say that chanting the Lord’s holy names is the best way to make spiritual advancement in this difficult time. Besides, it’s practical; it works.
Seemingly devout Hindus say, “Why are you teaching of Krishna in America? To follow the Vedas you have to be born in India.” Is Krishna’s message, then, just for a few?
“In the age of Kali (Quarrel and Hypocrisy) the chanting of the holy name is the best means of God-realization. There is no other alternative, no other alternative, no other alternative”
German pessimist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) thought that nirvana, (freedom from suffering) means becoming desireless—putting an end to our will. But His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada disagrees.
Every Tuesday night in Memphis, Tennessee, the transcendental sounds of a two-and-a-half-hour Hare Krishna radio show fill the Southern airwaves, courtesy of station WEVL, 90.3-FM.
He was an expert hatha-yogi in the respected order of spiritual life (sannyasa), and had been running a major yoga center in New York for thirteen years.
Absolute authority is bad when the authority is wrong. But if the authority is right, then it is good—because you can submit to one authority and receive all knowledge. It’s like going to a supermarket; we can get everything there in one place.
In the middle of one of the worst droughts ever, our scientists are resorting to “cloud seeding”-—but they can’t find any clouds to seed… Could it be that amid all their attempts to control nature, the scientists are forgetting God?
Abortion is a grave transgression of the laws of nature and of God. So those who are anxious to enjoy sexual pleasure, yet wish to avoid the responsibility of rearing children, should soberly consider abortion’s severe consequences.
With the whole universe as his realm, King Bali gladly promised to give the little brahmana boy just three steps of land… . No one could have foreseen how colossal those steps would be—or how colossal the king’s truthfulness and generosity would be. From Srimad-Bhagavatam, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. (Adapted by […]
There are many false cults that pretend to be “of God,” but I assure you ISKCON is not one of them. I strongly believe this, because Jesus said: “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit.”