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Hare Krishna! The Film

A full-length documentary on Srila Prabhupada's life hits the big screen in movie theatres worldwide.

I was in Houston, Texas, for the premiere screening of the Hare Krishna! film, and during the question-and-answer session after the screening, an elderly woman in the front row raised her hand. I called on her.

Bringing Krishna's Mercy to the Aged

The Vedic Care Charitable Trust aims to help devotees in their final years.

The Bhagavad-gita teaches that we cannot avoid old age, disease, or death. When Srila Prabhupada brought Krishna consciousness to America in 1965, his young disciples accepted the truth of this teaching. And as time has passed and devotees have aged, this teaching has become more relevant. Gurudas, one of Prabhupada's earliest disciples, has spent his life in Krishna's service.

Cutting the Knots of Material Attachment

Srila Prabhupada explains how we – the soul – are bound to this world of suffering by karmic knots and how we can break free.

bhidyate hridaya-granthish
chidyante sarva-samshayah
kshiyante chasya karmani
drishta evatmanishvare

"Thus the knots of the heart and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions, or karma, is terminated when one sees one's self and one's master." – Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.21

Bhakta-vashyata: Bound by Love

Vaishnava scriptures provide unique insights into one of God's most endearing qualities.

Out Walking in the USA

ISKCON's "Walking Swami" retraces Srila Prabhupada's early travels in America.

When Srila Prabhupada arrived in America in 1965, he first stayed at the home of Gopal and Sally Agarwal in Butler, Pennsylvania. After a month he traveled to New York, where he opened the first storefront temple. Then he went on to establish a temple in San Francisco.

Barnyard Karma

A painful misstep in a British Columbia barn inspires thoughts about a universal law.

I'm looking out my window at rounded mounds of snow piled against the tool shed. The winter British Columbia sky is gray, and pointy icicles are hanging from the edge of the roof. I'm warm and cozy inside our log cabin, and quite comfortable except for the swollen black eye I'm nursing. Let me tell you about the eye.

The Path of Heartfulness

A concise handbook introduces bhakti-yoga to spiritual seekers and western yogis.

[Excerpted from Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness, by Pranada Comtois. Copyright by the author. Available from amazon.com. This concise handbook introduces bhakti-yoga to spiritual seekers and western yogis. We've retained the book's style for dealing with Sanskrit and other considerations.]

The Life of a Text: Bhagavad-gita Through the Centuries

A biographical narrative of the Gita reveals her dimensions and the personalities who broadened her reach.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Although many articles have been written about the Gita as a philosophical poem, exploring its meaning and theological implications, and although both devotees and nondevotees have written elaborate studies of Srila Prabhupada's translation, few articles deal with the text as a historical phenomenon, something that came to us after a long journey of commentary and explication.

Our Intimate Relationship with Krishna

Srila Prabhupada explains that like Arjuna when Lord Krishna left this world, we too are missing our eternal friend.

suta uvacha
evam krishna-sakhah krishno
bhratra rajna vikalpitah

nana-shankaspadam rupam
krishna-vishlesha-karshitah

Suta Goswami said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Krishna, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Krishna, over and above all Maharaja Yudhishthira's speculative inquiries. – Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.1

Bearer of Light for the West

After a lifetime of preparation, Srila Prabhupada embarked on what his friends could only consider an impossible mission.

[Excerpted from Swami in a Strange Land, by Joshua M. Greene (Yogeshvara Dasa). Copyright 2016 Joshua M. Greene. Available from the Krishna.com Store and Amazon.com. This excerpt retains the book's style for dealing with Sanskrit words and other considerations.]

I am victory and adventure.
– Sri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, 10.36

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