Just one of Srila Prabhupada’s books sufficient to change a life forever!

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“Topmost Yoga System” Just one of Srila Prabhupada’s books sufficient to change a life forever! In 1970, I was a young man visiting friends in Montreal. I had just come to the surface of the city after a ride on the subway (underground) when a very enthusiastic devotee approached me with a … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 2, 1968   Prabhupāda: You sit down. [kīrtana] vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca [I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional … Read More

Empowering instead of imposing “topiary” methodology

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Visakha dasi ACBSP: Think of a topiary. A topiary is a shrub clipped to create a particular shape. When we look at a topiary, we don’t see the plant’s natural shape but the shape that’s been imposed on it. Topiaries may be visually entertaining, but when that “clipping” is applied to people and … Read More

From Lust to Love – With Krishna’s Mercy by Giriraj Swami

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We read from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter Three: “Karma-yoga.” TEXT 41 tasmat tvam indriyany adau   niyamya bharatarsabha papmanam prajahi hy enam   jnana-vijnana-nasanam TRANSLATION Therefore, O Arjuna, best of the Bharatas, in the very beginning curb this great symbol of sin [lust] by regulating the senses, and slay this destroyer of knowledge … Read More

The pen is mightier than the sword

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By Vaisesika Dasa Journalist Thomas Paine in 1776 sparked the American Revolution by writing and widely distributing his pamphlet, Common Sense. Fidel Castro – while in a Cuban prison – crafted his speech History will Absolve Me, had it smuggled it out of the prison and distributed to the masses. The result? The Cubin public … Read More

The Art of RESPONDING EFFECTIVELY | Turning Crisis into Opportunities

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By Gauranga Darshan Das It’s best to act appropriately in a situation rather than regret later!   It’s better to regret for one’s poor response rather than justifying it!   It’s worse to justify one’s impulsive act and deny responsibility for its result!  Did someone ever mistreat you? Did you ever hurt someone? How … Read More

UPDATE ON MY WORK ON THE MAHA-BHARATA

I received a few questions about this topic and I’d like to share them with you. I have been asked, why are you working on a Maha-bharata edition when there are already good Maha-bharata on sale? The first answer is that I am giving the full Maha-bharata, probably in 10 volumes, and … Read More

Where are the original manuscripts of Vyasadeva?

Where are the original manuscripts of Vyasadeva?   Dear Antonio and Marcelo, Hare Krishna. I have a particular liking for the questions no one has ever done to me and after so many years of studying and preaching Krishna consciousness it is not easy for these to come. This is definitely one … Read More

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