20 Day Odisha Padayatra Organized By Iskcon Bhubaneswar

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By Pradyumna Das Like previous years, during the auspicious month of Kartika, the ISKCON Bhubaneswar Nama-hatta Department organized a grand 20 day Sankirtan Padayatra from October 10 to November 16 in the … Read More

First Among Kings By Drutakarma Dasa

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From Back to Godhead From the Vedic literature: the history of King Prthu, the incarnation of the ruling potency of the Supreme Lord. Long ago, the normally peaceful wise men of a … Read More

An instrument of Krsna by Kadamba Kanana Swami

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It is said sometimes that anger is the younger brother of lust. First, there is our desire to control. We want a world according to our desires and if people interfere with that then we become … Read More

Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Hawaii, March 5, 1969   Prabhupāda: [sings:] …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 … Read More

The Aim of life

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is BG Preface and Introduction BG Introduction: A human being should realize the aim of his life, and this direction is given in all Vedic literatures, and the essence is … Read More

Digesting the False Ego

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By Sacinandana Swami  “When an intelligent person engages constantly in worshiping Me through loving devotional service as described by Me, his heart becomes firmly situated in Me. Thus all material desires within … Read More

Back To Godhead, or Back To Serve? by Kesava Krsna Dasa

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  If a devotee were to ask, “Please bless me so that I’ll never take birth again in this horrible material world,” would this be asking for some kind of liberation? Hundreds … Read More

The world is a resource to take us to the source

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By Chaitanya Charan Das During our reflective moments, we may wonder, “What is the purpose of this world?” Materialists answer that the world is a place for our enjoyment. This answer is … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Hawaii, March 14, 1969   Prabhupāda: …repeating his name, “Mr. John, Mr. John, Mr. John,” I cannot associate with him. He may be some thousand miles away from me. So if I require … Read More

What is the role of the Kirtan leader, spiritually? By Bada Haridas

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Q. Dear Bada Haridas, I led my first kirtan yesterday evening! I was wondering what is the role of the kirtan leader? I know that practically speaking they are playing an instrument … Read More

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