Five thousand years ago, on the sacred Kuruksetra plain in northern India. Arjuna leads his army into battle against the Kurus. Lord Krsna has taken up the reins of His devotee’s chariot , and together the invincible pair are determined to restore just rule to the world.
As a sleeping person acts according to the body manifested in his and accepts it to be himself, so one identifies with his present body, which he acquired because of his past religious or irreligious actions, and is unable to know his past or future lives.
Now Bhaktisiddhanta dasa has no time for the meaningless art of the commercialized West. From his headquarters in Mayapur, he oversees teams of sculptors, painters, and craftsmen as they erect a 160-foot-high memorial to Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada argues science is not scientific because it is upheld by belief rather than fact. The justification he cites is that science cannot prove that life originates from chemicals. Yet in 1953 Stanley Miller synthesized amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins and hence life.
One important step in the process of becoming God conscious is to make your home God’s home. Instead of going to visit Him only once a week, invite Him into your home through the process of a home altar.
In Tirupati, along the seven-mile-long mountain path to the temple of Lord Venkatesvara (a form of Lord Krsna), pilgrims stop for rest and refreshment at the newly opened Govinda’s Restaurant.
People often ask us, “Can you prove the existence of God?” Proof indicates a conclusive demonstration that establishes the validity of an assertion, in this case the assertion that God exists.
One can extricate himself from the bonds of material life by hearing and chanting transcendental sounds. The common, unenlightened person is in a sleeplike state, oblivious of his real nature as a spiritual being and of his relationship to the Supreme Being.
“A poor man’s feast fit for a king.” That’s what Srila Prabhupada called the meal in this photograph—khicari, fried potatoes, yogurt, and fresh fruit.
There was once a community of frogs living in a well. They knew nothing of the outside world. Then one day a young frog leapt out of the well. He came to the beach and saw the ocean, he was astonished and he rushed back to the well to report his discovery.
The Sanskrit language is rich in words to communicate ideas about spiritual life, yoga, and God realization. This dictionary, appearing by installments in BACK TO GODHEAD, focuses upon the most important of these words.
“The Hare Krsnas have a holier-than-thou attitude,” some people say. And whenever I hear that kind of talk, I start to reflect on why someone would think that.