Author Archives: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

The Goal of Life

Conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, ISKCON Founder-Acharya, Professor Dürckheim, German Spiritual Writer, Professor Pater Porsch and Dr. P.J. Saher, June 19, 1974, Schloss Rettershof, Germany

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What is a Soul?

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaFounder-Acharya of the world-wide Hare Krishna Movement, Brahma Sampradaya Acharya In 1972, a distinguished panel met in Windsor, Ontario, and discussed “problems associated with attempts to define the exact moment of death.” Panel members … more

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Kill and Be Killed

Excerpts from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, Chapter 24, Texts 249-251 & purports According to Judeo-Christian scriptures, it is clearly said, “Thou shalt not kill.” Nonetheless, giving all kinds of excuses, even the heads of religions indulge in killing animals while trying … more

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Wanted: First-class Man

excerpt from Room Conversation with author Judith Wax and her husband, Sheldon Wax [1], managing editor of Playboy Magazine, July 5, 1975, Chicago (Read complete conversation online at prabhupadabooks.com) If you train a boy to become first-class man, he can … more

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Karma Yoga – Applying the Principles of Bhagavad-gita to Your Life

excerpt from lecture on Bhagavad-gita 3.13 – 16, New York, May 23, 1966 The arrangement is so nice in the administration of nature that we shall get all our necessities of life by the grace of God, and our duty … more

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Krishna transcends sectarian religion

excerpt from conversation with American contemporary poet Allen Ginsberg, 12 May 1969, Columbus, Ohio ALLEN GINSBERG: …It becomes more and more widespread and is more and more acceptable to people… I don’t know how… It’s difficult for me to conceive … more

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Spiritual Communism

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Moscow, 1971 Talks with Professor Kotovsky on Varnashram Dharma, Moscow, 22 June 1971 In 1971, during his historic visit to the Soviet Union, Srila Prabhupada was introduced to Professor Grigoriy Kotovsky, head … more

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Preface to Srimad-Bhagavatam

Globalization in the Face of Disparity ❖His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, respectfully called “Srila Prabhupada” by more than ten thousand of disciples and followers all over the world, remains, even after his departure in 1977, the 20th Century’s foremost … more

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Introduction to Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Bhagavad-gita should be taken or accepted as it is directed by the speaker himself. Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanishad. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic literature. Of course there … more

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A Collection of Analogies

From the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The ass stands at the washerman’s door, eating the grass, while the washerman loads him up again. The ass has no sense to think, “If I get out of … more

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