One Hundred Points for Heaven

A man dies and goes to heaven.  Of course, St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates.  St. Peter says, ‘Here’s how it works.  Yo u need 100 points to make it into heaven.  You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, […]

A Swami Goes Golfing

A swami was feeling bored one Sunday and decided to take the day off away from the temple program. He told his servant he wasn’t feeling well and drove away. He stopped at a golf course about forty miles away where no one would know him and decided to play a round of golf. Up […]

Good Deed

A man died and went to The Judgment. St. Peter met him at the Gates ofHeaven and said, “Before you meet with God, I thought I should tell you — we’velooked at your life, and your really didn’t do anything particularly good orbad. We’re not at all sure what to do with you. Can you […]

What’s your religion?

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge,about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said “Stop! Don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” “Like what?” “Well … are you religious or atheist?” “Religious.” “Me […]

Utah Krishna Pioneers

The thesis of this paper will address one major question: Why would a Hare Krishna consider locating a temple in low density, rural area of Mormon-dominated Utah? “Utah’s Krishna Pioneers”  by Chad Young This piece was written for a history class at BYU in 1994 Hinduism is one of the great religions of the world. […]

Vegetarian Diet Chews Up Excess Flab

Study: Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian Meal Plan Helps Men And Women Shed Pounds“Giving up meat is a huge, difficult change for Americans. One-third of participants didn’t want to be on the vegetarian diet at the start of the study.” Nov. 15, 2006 (CBS/The Early Show) “Giving up meat is a huge, difficult change for Americans. One-third of participants […]

What to do for the day they call Turkey Day?

Provided by: Jayasri Radha The Vedic Viewpoint and Other Spiritual Perspectives The day that many people all over America call Turkey day, is not a good day for the turkeys. All over America people will be preparing something called stuffing which they are going to stuff into the end of a dead turkey carcass and […]

Vegetarian Quotes

Some vegetarian writers/thinkers and some related quotes by writers, artists and others “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.” -Gandhi “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.” -Gandhi “It is only by softening […]

World’s Top Destroyer Cow ’emissions’ more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor Published: 10 December 2006 Meet the world’s top destroyer of the environment. It is not the car, or the plane, or even George Bush: it is the cow. A United Nations report has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds […]

Religion you can Drink

 by Suresvara dasa (originally published in BTG, 1985) “It’s fitness you can drink,” say the billboards, as a sportsman goes diving for a ball. The milk ads these days hit us right where we live — the body. For ages, though, India’s sages and scriptures have offered us a spiritual reason to drink milk. From […]