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Creating a Culture of Pure Chanting

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi January/February 2010 Reflections after a five-day retreat dedicated to japa, the meditative chanting of Krishna’s holy names. In 1974 two of my college friends suddenly disappeared from my circle of friends. I no longer saw them at the cafeteria where we would often sit together and speculate about the meaning […]

Dying to be Born

By Krishna Dharma Dasa on 27 Feb 2010If we have to take birth again in this world there are some places we might prefer over others. Ireland, for example, would be a good choice. In that fine land abortion is mostly illegal, giving you a fair chance of emerging from the womb in one piece. […]


By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa on 23 Jan 2010 The communist philosophy as it is now practiced is vague, but it can become perfect if they accept the conclusion of the Bhagavad-Gita—that Krishna is the supreme proprietor. My beginning association with Krishna devotees offered me an extended sequence of astonishments.  It amazed me, for example, to […]

Cows or Sacred Cars? A Field Trip

BY: BALA KRSNA DASADec 27, SARANAGATI VILLAGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA  — I would like to take you on a journey, and am going to ask you to please fasten your seat belts. We are going to time travel a few years into the future, to a small village, to take a little tour. As we arrive […]

Vishnu’s Web is the Vertical and Horizontal Cause of the Cosmos

BY: BAHUSHIRA DASA (ACBSP) Dec 26, USA (SUN) — I often wondered about some of the mystical statements that Srila Prabhupada would make that would later be confirmed by science or by some intuitive individual. Here is an example. In a letter to Bhaktisvarupa Damodara dated April 27, 1976, Prabhupada wrote, “There are pathways leading […]

Soul Survivors

by Bhutatma dasaThomas Hobbes, a materialistic, and admittedly cranky, British philosopher from the 17th century, held a rather stark view of life. He famously declared that in its natural state, the life of man is “nasty, brutish, and short.” Following his own lead, he also suggested a quick-and-easy method for realizing one’s inner-being; viz., let […]

Aubergine Fold and Feta Rolls

Serves 4Preparation Time 30 mins to 1 hrCooking Time Less than 10 minsIngredients
: 1 large aubergine, about 500g/ 1¼lb
 120ml/ 4fl oz extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps Hing powder (omit hing powder for Ekadasi as it is usually cut with whole wheat flour.) finely grated zest of 1 lemon   Serves 4Preparation Time 30 mins […]

Korela Bhaja (Fried Bitter Melon)

5-6 bitter melon (korela) 1. Slice the bittermelon (like you would a cucumber) and coat the slices with
 turmeric powder and salt. Leave to sit for 5 minutes. 5-6 bitter melon (korela) 1. Slice the bittermelon (like you would a cucumber) and coat the slices with
 turmeric powder and salt. Leave to sit for 5 […]

Hariyali Tikki aur Chole

This potato and methi tikki is filled with cheese. The cheese just melts once the tikkis are fried with the result that the tikkis taste best when they are hot.
Be careful while filling the tikkis with cheese and make sure that the cheese is completely enclosed in the potato portion. Otherwise, the cheese will ooze […]