The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome

By Charles Siebert for The New York Times on 7 Jun 2010The scale, speed and intensity of the response were striking. The subject of animal abuse, especially the abuse of pit bulls in dog-fighting activities, has achieved a higher profile after the 2007 arrest of the N.F.L. star Michael Vick for operating an illegal interstate […]

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. […]

Cheeze sauce recipe (Spicy version)

This vegan cheeze sauce is great if you have a dairy allergy, or are just out of cheese and want to have a cheesy sauce to top your stuffed baked potato with. Simple to make with easy obtain ingredients this sauce will become a staple if you lead a dairy free lifestyle.   2 tsp. […]

Sicilian Style Roasted Vegetables

•    1 lb. green beans, trimmed •    1 large red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick strips •    2 Tbs. olive oil •    1 lb. green beans, trimmed •    1 large red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick strips •    2 Tbs. olive oil •    1/2 tsp. sea salt •    1/4 tsp. freshly ground black […]

Of Dialogues and Debates

By Venkata Bhatta Dasa (Vineet Chander) for ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010In the last six years or so, I’ve become something of an interfaith dialogue “junkie.” I’ll admit that I’ve had some of my most profound, meaningful, and “Krishna conscious” exchanges with practitioners of other faiths. In the last six years or so, I’ve […]

Passing On a Legacy of Debt

By Ram Vilas Dasa for ISKCON News on 3 Jun 2010While in America, people purchase homes with many bedrooms — one for the husband and wife, one for each child, and one for guests — these are often not used. People keep room for their children, but the children prefer to stay away from the […]

Draw Muhammad. No, Wait…Don’t

.By Vineet Chander for Om Sweet Om on 20 May 2010That old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words may need to be revised. Pictures of the prophet Muhammad have generated perhaps millions of words this week alone, without even being drawn. Indian artist M.S. Husain created a stir with his erotic portrayal […]

You Are What You Grow

By Michael Pollan for The New York Times on 22 Apr 2010A few years ago, an obesity researcher at the University of Washington named Adam Drewnowski ventured into the supermarket to solve a mystery. He wanted to figure out why it is that the most reliable predictor of obesity in America today is a person’s […]

Fear and Loathing in Heaven?

By Satyam Kaswala for ISKCON News on 11 May 2010As I was driving down an interstate road late one breezy spring night, I read a billboard signed by God. But I felt no tranquility, no joy. My lips grew so heavy I could not smile. I was gripped by a strange, suffocating unease. “DON’T MAKE […]

Village Life: Our Philosophy, Our Education, Our Lifestyle

By Bhakti Raghava Swami on 29 Apr 2010Benjamin Franklin is just one of the many famous politicians of the past who appreciated the virtues of village life. Benjamin Franklin is just one of the many famous politicians of the past who appreciated the virtues of village life.“All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are […]