Principles and Details by Chaitanya Charan Das

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Disagreement over issues is not as disruptive as disagreement over the importance of the disagreements  When we see disruptive disagreements among friends who share our faith, we feel distressed. Why? Because we practice our faith to experience peace, not strife. Indeed, the specter of religious conflicts drives fence-sitters towards agnosticism, atheism or … Read More

January 16: 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

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By Ananda Tirtha Das Only He Could Lead Them: San Francisco / India 1967 SPL 22: “Swami Invites the Hippies” 22. “Swami Invites the Hippies” January 16, 1967 As the United Airlines jet descended on the San Francisco Bay area, Srila Prabhupada turned to his disciple Ranacora and said, “The buildings look like matchboxes. … Read More

Kaliyaphani Das Passes Away After A Life of Service

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By Madhava Smullen Kaliyaphani Das, an English disciple of Srila Prabhupada known for being multi-talented and always ready to serve – as an actor/director, book distributor, kirtan leader, and groundskeeper to name but a few – passed away in a motorcycle accident on January 3rd, 2019 in Alachua, Florida. He was sixty-five. Born … Read More

Devotees Ring in the New Year in Style at Dallas’ Kirtan 50

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By Madhava Smullen   Between five and six hundred devotees from all over North America started the New Year as they meant to go on – chanting the Holy Name and associating with devotees – at Kirtan 50 in Dallas this holiday season. The genesis of the festival took place a decade … Read More

Food For Life Hungary Feeds Thousands During Holiday Season

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By Madhava Smullen   Although Food For Life Hungary operates all year around, the charity has a huge drive throughout the month of December, organizing events all over the country to feed thousands of people in need. The effort was started by Dhananjaya Das back in 1993. Pulling up to a square in … Read More

Initiation of Śrī Caitanya and Wedding of Pradyumna and Arundhatī, Srila Prabhupada

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Colombus, May 14, 1969   Prabhupāda: It is stated, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ [Bg. 4.13]. [According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the … Read More

Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi

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By Vishakha Devi Dasi The luxurious growth of one of Krishna’s greatest devotees, who appears in a special form, attests to the devotion of two of her dedicated caretakers. Srila Prabhupada once quoted an atheist as saying, “What is the use of watering the Tulasi plant? It is better to water eggplant. … Read More

Meeting Srila Prabhupada By HH Sivarama Swami

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First meetings I first met my spiritual master on March 6th 1975 in Dallas Texas. Srila Prabhupada had just been in South America and had toured the Southern United States. I was on travelling book distribution with a sankirtan party and had strayed quite a distance from Montreal my home base. While … Read More

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