Cool Head, Warm Legs

Here is a Prabhupada pastime that came to mind yesterday: During a press conference attended by several reporters Srila Prabhupada was being questioned by a young female reporter who had asked a string of questions in a very challenging manner. After a number of questions she asked: “Why do you shave your heads?” Srila Prabhupada, […]

The Prasadam Addict

By Taru das Prabhu The Agony and the Ecstasy In this material world everyone needs some-thing to look forward to because generally no one is satisfied with his present condition. They are hoping that in the future, in some other situation or with some other person, they will experience happiness. The working man is always […]

Ten Offenses to Pizza

The Glories of Pizza Prasadam  by Lasagne dasa Vanapasta “Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one’s mind in confidence, inquiring confidentially, accepting prasada and offering prasada are the six symptoms of love shared by one devotee and another.” Upadesamrita Verse 4 Here are some guidelines for the cooking and honoring of pizza feasts. […]

Worms and Good Health

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The […]

Yogi Joke

Three yogis are performing a meditative vigil in a cave high in theHimalayas. One day there is a sound outside of the cave. Six months laterone of the yogis says, “that was a tiger.” The cave is silent once again. About a year later, another yogi says, “that wasn’t a tiger it was a lion.” […]

Respecting the Beliefs of Others

People keep telling me that I should respect the beliefs of others. That sounds entirely reasonable, at least until you think about it. The problem is in knowing where to draw the line. I can understand why, for example, Presbyterians should respect the beliefs of Methodists. They’re practically the same thing. But what about those […]


Mark Singham was caught by a quick Hare Krishna in a Canberra mall. “Attempting to put him off and impress my friends, I said, ‘Mate, I gave in another life’, and guffawed with my mates. The Hare Krishna smiled and said: ‘Yes, and I remember you were just as cheap then.’ “  

Taking Things Literally

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other man pulls out his phone and calls emergency services and gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator in a calm, soothing voice replies: […]

When talking about Heaven..

When talking about heaven to an audience, let your face light up to reflect God’s glory in His firmament.  When talking about hell, your every day expressions will do just fine  

Good News and Bad News

There is the story of a preacher who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new master plan. The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.”