One day an elderly woman came near Krsna’ s house to sell fruit. She called out, “If anyone wants fruit, please come to me!” Krsna took some grain in His hands and went to trade it for fruit.
Srila Prabhupada’s First Talks in America (New York, December 29, 1966) by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Generally, a person with a philosophical mind is inquisitive to know what is the origin of all creations. At night he looks into the sky and naturally wonders what are the stars, how they are situated, […]
A Personal Account by Radha-Krsna Svami When I was a young boy growing up in Mexico City, I would sometimes meditate on what comes after death and why we have to die. And I would pray for more years to live, because I didn’t want to die. I could see that even the most well-off […]
On “Slave Mentality” What follows is a conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, one of his disciples, and a reporter from a leading Paris newsweekly. Interviewer: To me, God means freedom. Srila Prabhupada: Yes—God means freedom, provided you surrender to God. That is real freedom. Interviewer: But I may not accept your […]
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 […]
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 […]
Exploding the Big Bang Theory by Drutakarma dasa Like an AM radio song or a first-run movie, a scientific theory has to be catchy if it’s going to get anywhere. To begin with, it has to have a name that people will remember. Bright high school students should be able to make science fair displays […]
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q. What are the instruments I see the Krsna people playing when they chant in the streets? A. When the chanters go out into the streets, they play the mrdanga (which in Bengali means “the drum you can walk […]
Dear Editor, In my opinion, the name “Rama” is a symbol of standard ethics and principles. When Lord Rama ruled the earth. His life was an excellent example of human behavior toward parents, family, public, friends, and subjects. He revealed the best possible integration of human virtues. His universal affection, prideless sacrifice, and matchless humane […]
Some Personal Recollections by His Disciples. In October of 1971, my parents came to see me in Calcutta. Srila Prabhupada was talking with some of his disciples in his quarters. As soon as my parents entered, Srila Prabhupada greeted them. After hearing him speak for some time, they finally came to the point—they wanted me […]
The Transcendental Pastimes of Lord Krsna To His mother and father, Lord Krsna was an endearing child. To the demons, He was death personified. Playing like an ordinary child. Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was a constant source of pleasure to His parents. His mother Yasoda would say, “My dear Krsna, please bring […]
Man is surely great, and his real greatness lies in his ability to understand God’s message: that he is made in God’s image; that he is an eternal soul, part and parcel of God; and that God is the supreme.