It is often said, Not a blade of grass moves without the sanction of the Supreme Lord, and that is a fact. Nothing happens without the sanction of God. There is an English saying, Man proposes and God disposes. This is correct because we can’t fulfill any of our desires without the sanction of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Sometimes, when we meet Christians and explain this to them, they find it difficult to believe. They question there are ...Read More
Scientists are discussing the nature of reality. They have made a discovery in physics pointing to the possibility that the universe is not billions of light-years across as astronomers speculate but may be quite small. So they are speculating that when we look out in the sky at night we may be looking at some sort of projection, similar to what you would see in a planetarium. It looks like the vast night sky but is actually just a piece ...Read More
They do not even know what knowledge is. To these fools and rascals, knowledge means sex. That is their knowledge. Advancement of knowledge means how to enjoy sex. How to take shelter of abortion–child killing. And how to perfect their contraceptive method. The whole thing is on the basis of sex. That’s all. They do not know anything except these things. They know that after sex, there is so much botheration.
This exchange between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta ...Read More
The Birla family had traditionally been the richest in India. Srila Prabhupada called them “the best organized family in the world,” and said, “Nobody can measure their wealth.”
In 1971 one of the devotees in Calcutta made an appointment for Srila Prabhupada to meet Mr. L.N. Birla, the first son of the senior Birla. G.D. When the devotees informed Srila Prabhupada about the appointment, but I want you to go.” I inquired why. “In Bombay recently I asked some big ...Read More
In India it is said that a little bit of a pure thing is much better than huge volumes of impure, adulterated things. So please try to follow this policy and publish in BTG only pure Krishna Conscious articles.
Hamburg 27 August, 1969
My Dear Brahmananda,
Please accept my blessings. I am pleased to inform you that our journey from New York to Hamburg was very comfortable, and we safely arrived at the scheduled time. The boys were present to ...Read More
The actual fact is that this material world is a miserable, negative place, full of danger at every step. It is a temporary abode of death, birth, disease and old-age, home of suffering and pain only. To come to this platform of understanding of things as they are, is not a very common thing, and therefore such persons who attain to it, they are described as great souls:
Los Angeles 30 April, 1973
Lynne Ludwig 15163, Sylmar, California 93142
My dear Lynne Ludwig,
Serving Srila Prabhupada personally in Bombay, Hrishikesh and Vrindavan were the best days of my life. I had entered India on a three month tourist visa. I had applied for an extension but since I was already granted one and that was the limit, I was denied the extension. I considered just staying past my expiration date so I could remain with His Divine Grace because he said that he would
I had packed all of my belongings and loaded ...Read More
In the revealed scriptures the ultimate object of Knowledge is Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifices is to please Him, yoga is for realizing Him and all fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion, dharma, is rendered in loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.
Here we see all spiritual activities are meant for realizing Vasudeva, Krishna. ...Read More
This is the first annual edition of The Krishna Consciousness Handbook. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and is now becoming firmly established, with centers in thirty major cities around the world and world headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The goal of the Society’s members is to attain love of God by following the principles of bhakti-yoga, as taught by the Vedic scriptures and the disciplic succession ...Read More
We are continuing our journey through Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is and have now come to the place where Krishna explains to Arjuna what the actual perfection of yoga really is. And that perfection is the state of samadhi. Many of us have heard the word ‘samadhi’ but the true meaning of the word still escapes most of us. Please read this short message and understand from Krishna Himself the true meaning of the word ‘samadhi.’
The stage of perfection ...Read More
The Teachings of Lord Caitanya is one of Srila Prabhupada’s most important books. It is a summary study of the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and contains the life and teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who appeared in West Bengal around five hundred years ago and who is Lord Krishna Himself appearing in the mood of a pure devotee of Krishna.
To download Teachings of Lord Caitanya please click on the book cover image on the left.
In the Kali Yuga the Supreme Lord ...Read More
The following instructions make it very easy for you to type Sanskrit diacritical characters on your Mac computer running OS X.
1. Download “DiacWinUnicode.keylayout” at:
2. Move “DiacWinUnicode.keylayout” to “/Library/Keyboard Layouts/“
3. Click apple icon in upper-left corner of screen ->
“System Preferences” ->
“Language & Text” ->
4. Check “DiacWinUnicode” box
5. Click Input Source icon (i.e. American flag icon for U.S.) near upper-right corner of screen ->
6. Now you can type Sanskrit characters (ā ḷ ṇ ś ḍ ṁ ṛ ṭ ḥ ṅ ...Read More
On January 11, 1970, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on the Krishna consciousness movement. What follows are excerpts from the article and the unusual correspondence that ensued between the two authorities, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami and Professor Staal.
To download The Krishna Consciousness Movement is the Genuine Vedic Way please click on the book cover image on the left.
Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times article:
“…Dr. J.F. Staal, professor of philosophy and Near Eastern languages at UC Berkeley and an ...Read More
Every one of us is searching after happiness, but we do not know what real happiness is. We see so much advertised about happiness, but practically speaking we see so few happy people.This is because so few people know that the platform of real happiness is beyond temporary things. It is this real happiness that is described in Bhagavad-gita by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.
To download On The Way To Krishna please click on the book cover image on the left.
Happiness ...Read More
Newton Minnow, former director of the F .C. C., described the world of T.V. viewing as a “vast wasteland.” But when a pure devotee of Krishna (God) appears on television, the whole performance becomes surcharged with bliss. When television, with its complex technological setup for reproducing a picture in thousands of T.V. sets, is used for the purpose of glorification of the Supreme Lord by a pure devotee, it becomes spiritualized. Whoever sees and hears a pure devotee talking about ...Read More
Srila Prabhupada’s original ISKCON Press 1970 KRSNA Book. KRSNA, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the story of Krishna’s life. It starts with His birth in the prison house of King Kamsa and follows the adventures of Krishna throughout His life including His escape from being killed by cruel King Kamsa, His childhood in Vrindavan and His loving pastimes with all the residents of Vrindavan including His parents, His cowherd boyfriends, His gopi girlfriends and all the other residents of ...Read More
According to Vedic Astronomy, the most ancient and accurate system of astronomy on the planet, solar eclipses are not caused by the Moon coming in front of the Sun as astronomers believe. Rather the Moon is described as being further away than the Sun and what happens at the time of a solar eclipse is the Moon goes behind the Sun and a dark planet call Rahu comes between the Sun and the Earth.
Of course, because we have been conditioned ...Read More
When the yogi, by practice of yoga, disciplines his mental activities and becomes situated in Transcendence–devoid of all material desires–he is said to have attained yoga. (Bhagavad-gita 6.18)
A person practicing Krishna consciousness is a yogi and he is different from an ordinary person. An ordinary person is on the bodily platform, he thinks that he is his material body and he believes by satisfying the senses of his material body he will become happy. This is called maya or ‘that ...Read More
The “Guru Issue”. Everyone wants to be a guru. It is such a nice thing to have all those disciples worshiping you and giving you all their money… Even the greatest ritvik leader shouting out “Prabhupada is the guru”, Krishna Kant, also wants to be a guru. He has his philosophy, “The Final Order”, and wants everyone else to follow his philosophy. But, as you may know, I have defeated Krishna Kant’s philosophy way back in 1996 when he first ...Read More
For Krishna there is no difference between material and spiritual energy. For Him, it is all the same. Sometimes electricity works for cooling purposes, and sometimes it works for heating purposes, but the energy generated from the electric powerhouse is all the same.
To download Elevation to Krishna Consciousness please click on the book cover image on the left.
Similarly, Krishna’s energy is always spiritual, but it is acting in different ways. In a town there may be a department of welfare ...Read More
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