Krishna is a real person - Not a cartoon! Re the Little Krishna animation series... I was present back in 1967, ’68 and ’69. Prabhupada was very disturbed when Rayarama das, head of the BTG publication, put a cartoon-like depiction of Krishna on the chariot on the cover of BTG. Prabhupada was emphatic, saying, “We cannot show Krishna in such a whimsical way.” More
White Stocking Hat The white stocking hat worn by Srila Prabhupada in this photo was loaned to him by myself. More
What about Actual Krishna Consciousness? You know, I am a simple German village boy, so to me, virtual reality is without virtue. More
Prabhupada, the Renaissance Man At any rate we can see Prabhupada touched so many historic and influentual souls, some more some less. More
Srila Prabhupada's Temple in Vrindaban (Bangalore Project) Just on the outskirts of Vrindaban, Mathura, a group of devotees dedicated to Srila Prabhupada are operating a project inaugurated by ISKCON Bangalore. Here is a place of pilgrimage in India's most holy land of Lord Krishna's childhood pastimes, a beautiful temple and modern facility which is highly organized for preparing and distributing prasadam on a very large scale. More
High Desert One day Srila Prabhupada asked two leaders in the field of book distribution, “What you will do when the cities are closed?” More
Getting away from it all? The animals, they cannot know, they do not know, what is unhappiness. When there is a slaughterhouse, they'll be slaughtered next moment. They are standing and eating grass because, due to ignorance. More
Devotee farm communities - Models for teaching and reaching out to the community Such a program could be an excellent tool for outreach into the local and world community, and a valuable opportunity for education, employment, or eco-vacation. More
Get back into focus WAR is nearly upon us, and within 2 years - the entire American situation is going to be so utterly altered - severely so - all this titting for tatting will be seen for what it is: a significant waste of our precious time. More
Another Stalwart Devotee Passes Away Mother Shyama Priya left her body April 16, 2009 at 9:27pm in Gainesville, Florida. She was a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and was well known for her extensive service with ISKCON Prison Ministries (IPM). More
Hare Krishna Soldier Discharged, Plans Spiritual Mission Partha-sarathi dasa, a Hare Krishna devotee from New York City, separated from the US Army on Monday, January 26, 2009. He held the rank of Sergeant First Class. More
Radha Damodar Traveling Sankirtan Party He would just laugh and hand me my lunch sack, and tell me that distributing Srila Prabhupada's books would be more pleasing to him than me sleeping all day with my bead bag in hand. More
The Loving Approach to Temple Elephant Care Remembering that I had promised myself to make a difference in the life of an elephant, I accepted to bring this little female elephant to be engaged in religious services in Mayapur. More
GBC Issues Statement to Jagannatha Temple Officials It was with great shock, dismay, anguish, and anger that we received recent reports that a handful of misguided persons committed a great offense to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), by burning his effigy in Jagannatha Puri, India. More
Prabhupada Book Distribution Marathon Lots of people got cases of Srila Prabhupada's books to distribute over the past week But I have realized a full case of books may be too much for some to distribute. More
What 70 million people look like This holy place is situated on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna. Every year a fair takes place there known as Magha-mela, and every twelve years a Kumbha-mela is also held. In any case, many people come to bathe there every year. More
ISKCON is being taken over by Hindus Srila Prabhupada came to the West to give Krsna to ALL races and cultures. We must not just preach to the Indians, to the converted, but preach to EVERYONE regardless of race or culture. More
When spending millions on propaganda is justified In ordinary political rallies, millions of dollars are spent for propaganda to elect an unknown man as leader. We are also making propaganda, but for the real leader—God, or Krishna. The Vedas say that God is the leader of all living entities. To make this fact known, we are prepared to collect unlimited amounts of money and spend it to glorify Krishna. More
Back to Godhead and the Creed of the United States Marines The Back to Godhead magazine needs to be revived. Its all important position as "Primary Weapon" in the arsenal of the samkirtan man or woman - simply cannot be overlooked - any more than a US Marine can overlook the importance of his rifle! More
The Wrong Brother In Kiev 1982, I was sitting at a mental asylum. It seems to have been the Pavlov's hospital. It was then that I had to pass another exam on my illegal way of preaching in the USSR. More
Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in Istanbul I attach a wonderful pastime about Srila Prabhupada here in Turkey. I would like to tell you that this is and I am a Prabhupada-based temple/center and would like to get as much Prabhupadanuga association here as possible to help the devotees here make their relationship with Prabhupada more solid and slowly develop interested new members. More
Sergeant Prescribes Krishna as Antidote for Combat Stress Last night, as we prepared for a mission, one of my soldiers went crazy. He loaded his M4 assault rifle, pointed it at my head, and yelled, "If I have to leave this base one more time, I will kill you, and then kill myself!" More
Inmates' fav picks from Gita "From the first day I opened the Bhagavad Gita, I found the answers to the things I felt but could never put into words. The knowledge I am finding are the truths that transcends ordinary religious doctrine. It is in my hands most of the time." More
Without Prejudice I looked around the station. There was a middle-aged lady at the opposite pump, her back to me. I called out to her, "Hi there, Ma'am," and she turned around. One look at her face, and I thought to myself, "Oh oh, she's just not the type." More
Bombs Over Baghdad Nothing more sobering than having to put some little child's brain matter back in their head while still trying to focus on speaking Krishna Katha to the dying child. More

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Departure of Book Distributor Sanjaya Das I had the good fortune of Sanjaya Prabhu's association during the years 1976-1982 and for brief periods of time from 1990-1992. Sanjaya Prabhu and I were roommates for some time at the West 55th St. Hare Krishna temple, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandira in New York City. More
Transformation Under Lockup Dear Srila Prabhupada: Thank you for bringing fortune in the unlikely place like prison. More
Van Kirtan One night in 1971 found our party of four brahmacharis traveling on a Pennsylvania highway through the wee hours in a new Ford van. Destination: a college preaching program at the U. of Ohio. More
On the Inside "Hare Krishna. I received the books you sent on Friday. I read Easy Journey to Other Planets and it really opened my eyes to Krishna consciousness knowledge." More
Prisoners Reaching Out We receive over 300-400 letters per month from inmates writing us for inspiration and asking for materials to be sent into the prisons. More
Blind man, lame man Our knowledge in spiritual life and your help, material opulence, combined together, there will be great change in the whole world. Cooperate with us. There is no loss on your part, but there is great benefit to the whole world. More
Prison Food Too Good to Leave Inmates of an Indian prison are reportedly refusing to apply for bail because the food is so good. More
Inmates Appreciate Bhagavad-gita As It Is I requested inmates, who regularly write to me, to write down a few lines about how they received the 1st copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is and what they learned from the Bhagavad Gita and what are their favorite verses. More
Music Mischief It was a hot and dusty day in the west of Ireland. This town was a big one, and it was festival time, with accordian and fiddle music playing from speakers all over the place. More
A Guarantee Nobody Can Beat If they simply appreciate "It is very nice," then in the next life, human life is guaranteed. In a very nice family. Simply if he appreciates... More
Support for First Ratha Yatra in Iraq I have received permission from my Commanding Officer to have 2 Ratha Yatra’s, on US Bases, one being Mosul then other being Talafar. Last time I was deployed I was given facility to have Bhagavat Gita classes, and do book distribution to the soldiers. I am requesting the devotees to adopt a brahmacari and help facilitate my preaching. Our Ratha Yatra is scheduled for August 15th, 2007. I am expecting 200 - 900 soldiers to participate. More
Press Conference - Zero Without God Religion means these four principles: What is God, what we are, what is our relationship with God, and act accordingly and achieve the goal of life. This is religion. So any religious system which does not consider all these things, that is not religion. More
Take It or Leave It - No Compromise, No Argument It's not what Prabhupada taught us to do. He was like "Take it or leave it." Like a gold merchant. He has his shop, and if you want to buy gold, "This is the price. If you can go somewhere else and get it cheaper, let me know, and I'll buy some too." That's what Krishna consciousness is. More
Thanks for the Video I remember reading somewhere that Srila Prabhupada mentioned that any melody is acceptable for chanting the Holy Name. However I find that the original melody and rhythm is the easiest for everyone to follow. More
Hare Krishna at Times Square Here is a link to the video of the Times Square Harinam on Saturday night which Locanananda spoke of. It's very amazing, alot of people on the streets join in to chant and dance, especially now that we have a mantra sign alot of people follow along. More
Report from Times Square In our Times Square Harinam Sankirtana party, about 90% of our chanting is the Mahamantra, and about 90% of our chanting of the Mahamantra is Prabhupada's tune, the tune he would always chant in public. The public seems to be very familiar with this tune. It is easy to learn and allows the chanter to instantly experience transcendental ecstasy. More
Origin of the Hare Krishna Movement Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Great Apostle of love of God and the Father of the Sankirtan Movement, advented Himself in the City of Nabadwipa in Bengal, India. This was in February, 1486, by Christian reckoning. More
Radio Krishna Centrale Dear devotees and friends, Hare Krishna! Welcome to the news from Tele Radio Krishna Network portal, 2 times in a year. Thank you for visiting so much our website, we are now over 1.500.000 pages view. More
Remembering Srila Prabhupada Srila Prabhupada was visiting Toronto's temple. I had only recently joined the movement a few months prior to his visit. More
Appeal for Donations to Bring Prabhupada to Istanbul I wish to beg you to help us by whatever means you can. Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhu, who serves in Vrindavan by making wonderful murtis for our temples, has offered us a life size form of Srila Prabhupada for a reduced donation of just 1,800 dollars, not much to get Srila Prabhupada to come to your center. With the cost of packing & transport we can keep this donation down to 2,000 dollars. More
The Situation in Kazakhstan
I don't know what's going on, but it seems like a case of what the last writer described, arrogance of immature ISKCON leadership. Like when they went ahead and renovated the temple for a restaurant without ever securing license and other permits for resturant operation. More
Letter to the Kazakhstan President I have followed all the hoopla in relation to Kazakstan and the devotees there. The devotees themselves are nice enough. But the entire affair has been handled incorrectly from the git-go. From the way they secured the land up to the manner in which they are now "attacking" in public the authority of the goverment. More
What's in the Bag? I found I was suddenly surrounded by three Sheriffs cars who drew their guns and told me to put down the bag, referring to my sankirtan book bag. More
K-Mart Blitz Chandra Mali, myself, and Amburisa were heading south for the winter while doing sankirtan, book distribution, etc. The winters at New Vrindavan are usually very brutal, so this was a great opportunity for some relief in that respect. More
Missing in Action Paravat got behind the wheel, and I rode shotgun. As we continued on the interstate, probably 5 to 10 miles past the gas station we just left, Paravat and I noticed lights flashing in the rear view mirrors of the van. More
If only the buses were still running The next day I had packed my bags and was walking out of the hall when I was stopped by Tamal Krishna Goswami. He asked me if I would like to see Srila Prabhupada in his room saying that if I joined their party I could. I said that I was not ready to join. More

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What's Missing? “Two heads are better than one.” When a person has a legal or medical problem, he goes to a lawyer or doctor, but if the lawyer or doctor handed the client/patient a law or medical book to solve his problem, what do you think would happen to his PRACTICE? We need person Bhagavats who can prescribe the appropriate treatment for the individual according to time, place and circumstance. More
"Run, Krishna, Run!" "This is not gonna happen!" he snarled at me. "Take off, kid. This is our program and we have not given you permission to do this here! Now do yourself a favor and leave. Otherwise I will have to call the cops." More
The Power of Prabhupada's Books About a week later I overheard a conversation between my mother and grandmother. Granny was saying that this was not some ordinary book. She said that what Prabhupada was saying about Jesus Christ and that Krishna was God. I was very surprised. She said that we should listen to what Prabhupada said and chant Hare Krishna because that was the religion for this age. There was a lot of talk about how Christianity was no more and no one was following the bible, but what Prabhupada said was pure and perfect. More
Angel with No Hair 'He was wonderful – bright-faced, without hair, but with a pony-tail on the back of his head and a sign on his forehead. He was baptizing everybody!' More
Power to the People If somehow or other we can convince the majority of the United States population to take to Krishna consciousness then the whole world will become Krishna conscious. More
You cannot make a devotee Bhagavatam says Krishna is the cause and the effect, the Absolute Truth. Illogical, beyond logic. Only if Krishna reveals Himself, then you can become Krishna conscious. You cannot be Krishna conscious by your own endeavor... More
Moscow Authorities Approve Krishna Temple The city government in Moscow has agreed to allot land for the construction of a Krishna temple, ending a longstanding controversy over whether Hindus should have a place of worship in the Russian capital, The Hindu newspaper reports. More
No other function Every day it becomes more clear and unmistakably evident that each one of us disciples of Prabhupada have no function other than to glorify him by broadcasting the message he imparted unto us by words, deeds and most of all, books. More
If everyone manufactures... Everything, everyone belongs to Krishna's family, but we have to see what he's doing for Krishna. Just like everyone is citizen of the state. Why a man is given high position and big title? Why? Because he's recognized. More
We know it all One can drink milk, or one can drink water, but no one will drink watered-down milk. We must present Krishna “as He is”. We only need to repeat Krishna’s words. More
A History of Hare Krishna in Russia The four days visit of Srila Prabhupada to Moscow in 1971 miraculously brought many changes to that country of atheism. During his visit he discussed philosophy with Professor Kotovsky, a Soviet scholar of Hinduism, but most significantly met with one young, educated Russian boy who later became his first and only initiated disciple from the Soviet Union, Ananda Shanti. More
For Russia, With Love The campaign is set to unveil a devastating saga spanning nearly four decades in which Russian Hindus are alleged to have been variously vilified by the Soviet state, the Russian Orthodox church, Russian Islamist and Jewish leaders and far-right nationalist politicians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky. More
Sri Krishna's Sound Vibration Manifests at the Olympics! The clip shows Olympic skaters Anastasia Grebenkina and Vazgen Azroyan, who skated for Armenia to the tune of "Govindam". More
Debate Means Consequences ...Debate means there must be some consequences of loss or win, like in a prize fight. In Vedic times the looser would become the disciple of the winner, along with all his disciples. More
Debate ...Then he said, "Gaudiya Vaisnavas, they don't engage in argumentation and debate." So Uttamasloka said, "Yes, Lord Chaitanya argued with Prakasananda." More
Srila Prabhupada's Temple in Bangalore Spread over 8 acres of land atop a hill, in the heart of Bangalore is ISKCON's largest temple complex in the world. Also known as the Hare Krishna Hill, this is home to 5 temples of various forms of Lord Krishna: Sri Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra, Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Prahlada Narasimha and Sri Srinivasa Govinda. More
Seva Kunj, Vrindaban - 1535 In 1582 Jiva calls a meeting at Radha-Damodara Mandir to formally announce his intention of sending out these three preachers with the bhakti-shastras of the Goswamis for the benefit of humanity. Srinivas Acharya accepts West Bengal as his preaching field. Shyamananda prefers to preach in Orissa, while Narottama dasa Thakur chooses East Bengal (present-day Bangladesh) to spread the glories of prema-bhakti. Jiva Goswami arranges a bullock cart and loads it with a chest full of the writings of the Goswamis. More
ISKCON Prison Ministry — Letter from India ...the superintendent told us that "Since you have started these programs, the jail has become very peaceful, we don't have many fights, and they are doing their work very enthusiastically." More
Letters from Inmates Sorry I am slow on my homework, I wanted to get back to you sooner. I am sending three letters from inmates for you to choose from to post and some pictures drawn by inmates. These reflect their Krishna Consciousness. I hope these are appropiate for your website. More
Steaming Hot Stool It is absolutely the most essential aim of the preacher to completely destroy any and all hope and expectation of even the most trivial expectations of happiness or meaningfulness of anything material. More
The Bhaktivedantas Why do we call ourselves the Bhaktivedantas? So many groups have sprung up under the generic title "Hare Krishna", but the origin of the Hare Krishna Movement was Srila Prabhupada (His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami) and his books. More
Events: Kirtan Festival The Kirtan Experience: Song and Dance of Ecstasy More
World Sankirtan Party Join the World Sankirtan Party! Simply we ask one thing: chant Hare Krishna two hours per day! More
Nam Hatta: the Onus is On You Because of the circumstances under which most of Prabhupada's early disciples joined the movement, a widespread misunderstanding has become a great obstacle for people in general to accept and practice Krishna consciousness in a realistic and progressive way under all circumstances. More

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Srila Prabhupada
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Table of Contents

Krishna is a real person - Not a cartoon!
White Stocking Hat
What about Actual Krishna Consciousness?
Prabhupada, the Renaissance Man
Srila Prabhupada's Temple in Vrindaban (Bangalore Project)
High Desert
Getting away from it all?
Devotee farm communities - Models for teaching and reaching out to the community
Get back into focus
Another Stalwart Devotee Passes Away
Hare Krishna Soldier Discharged, Plans Spiritual Mission
Radha Damodar Traveling Sankirtan Party
The Loving Approach to Temple Elephant Care
GBC Issues Statement to Jagannatha Temple Officials
Prabhupada Book Distribution Marathon
What 70 million people look like
ISKCON is being taken over by Hindus
When spending millions on propaganda is justified
Back to Godhead and the Creed of the United States Marines
The Wrong Brother
Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in Istanbul
Sergeant Prescribes Krishna as Antidote for Combat Stress
Inmates' fav picks from Gita
Without Prejudice
Bombs Over Baghdad
Departure of Book Distributor Sanjaya Das
Transformation Under Lockup
Van Kirtan
On the Inside
Prisoners Reaching Out
Blind man, lame man
Prison Food Too Good to Leave
Inmates Appreciate Bhagavad-gita As It Is
Music Mischief
A Guarantee Nobody Can Beat
Support for First Rath Yatra in Iraq
Press Conference - Zero Without God
Take It or Leave It - No Compromise, No Argument
Thanks for the Video
Hare Krishna at Times Square
Report from Times Square
Origin of the Hare Krishna Movement
Radio Krishna Centrale
Remembering Srila Prabhupada
Appeal for Donations to Bring Prabhupada to Istanbul
The Situation in Kazakhstan
Letter to the Kazakhstan President
What's in the Bag?
K-Mart Blitz
Missing in Action
If only the buses were still running
What's Missing?
"Run, Krishna, Run!"
The Power of Prabhupada's Books
Angel with No Hair
Power to the People
You cannot make a devotee
Moscow Authorities Approve Krishna Temple
No other function
If everyone manufactures...
We know it all
A History of Hare Krishna in Russia
For Russia, With Love
Sri Krishna's Sound Vibration Manifests at the Olympics!
Debate Means Consequences
Srila Prabhupada's Temple in Bangalore
Seva Kunj, Vrindaban
ISKCON Prison Ministry - Letter from India
Letters from Inmates
Steaming Hot Stool
The Bhaktivedantas
Events: Kirtan Festival
World Sankirtan Party
Nam Hatta: the Onus is On You

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