Declaring Our Dependence on God

The Americans say they trust in God. But without the science of God, that trust is simply fictitious. First take the science of God very seriously, then put your trust in Him. (Reprinted from Back to Godhead Magazine, Vol 11, No 7, 1976) Two hundred years ago, Americans fought the War of Independence to assure […]

Krishna or Christ – The Name is the Same

Because God is absolute, His name, His form, and His qualities are also absolute, and they are non-different from Him. Therefore to chant God’s holy name means to associate directly with Him. When one associates with God, one acquires godly qualities, and when one is completely purified, one becomes an associate of the Supreme Lord. […]

The Sovereign Who Served the Lord

A powerful king’s humble service invokes the mercy of Lord Caitanya. (Reprinted from Back to Godhead Magazine, Vol 11, No 6, 1976) Taken from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, translation and commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. About five hundred years ago, the Indian province of Orissa was ruled by a great king named Prataparudra. […]

The Form of God – Fact or Fancy?

God, Krsna, is a person. Just as we are all individual persons, so God is also an individual person. But He is not an ordinary, materially covered person like us. He is a transcendental person. (Reprinted from Back to Godhead Magazine, Vol 11, No 5, 1976) An analysis by Candidasa dasa. Very often the readers […]

Meditation and the Self Within

First we have to study, “Am I this body, or am I something within this body?”   (Reprinted from Back to Godhead Magazine, Vol 11, No 2, 1976) Can meditation solve our everyday problems? Is there life after death? Can drugs help us achieve self-realization? During a recent visit to South Africa, His Divine Grace […]

Reincarnation – The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Just as a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. By Damodara dasa (Reprinted from Back to Godhead Magazine, Vol 11, No 1, 1976) “I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was twenty-six.” Henry Ford said that in […]

From Ear to Eternity

Portions of the Vedic literature are almost like textbooks on sound, informing us about an ancient art in which sound was used as a spiritual tool. The same concept is echoed in other cultures. From Ear to Eternity The Spiritual Dimensions of Sound The Vedic literature reveals the sounds that can truly awaken the soul. […]