Philosophical Articles

Nandotsava – Birth Ceremony of Lord Krsna

Nandotsava, observed on September 6th, from Srimad Bhagavatam 10:5:1-17, Translation and Purport by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. TEXTS 1-2 Sukadeva Gosvami said:...

Pure Bhakti is True Emancipation

The common decision of men, whether discriminative or otherwise, is not identical with Truth. The common sense of people to follow blindly, like foolish cattle being driven by a herdsman, is always defective, wrought with error borne of the faculty of mind.

Modern Education or Mass Execution

In today’s world, education can be defined as the systematic distribution or the reception of knowledge in society, which is viewed from various perspectives based upon cultural values, language, people and religion.

Ekadasi

by Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Goswami Ekadasi is considered to be the favorite day of Krsna, when devotees refrain from material activities. Ekadasi is aprakrta....

Balarama and the Gopis

Q. I have heard that Krishna’s sister Subhadra is a form of Laxmi Devi, the goddess of fortune and consort of Narayana. Is this...

The Mercy of Lord Caitanya

by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Although in this age people do not even know who God is, Lord Caitanya came to freely distribute love...

Everyone Has to Take Care of His Own Plane

by Sri Vrindavan das Srila Prabhupada...."When flying an airplane, one cannot take care of other planes. Everyone has to take care of his own plane,...

What is Markat-Vairagya?

Jagad-guru His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhant Saraswati Goswami Thakur 'Prabhupad' has made the following comments on the word markata-vairagya: “To a superficial eye, monkeys...

The meaning of democracy

Srila Prabhupada, Evening Darsana - July 8, 1976, Washington, D.C. "How there can be, because the democracy? You are corrupt, therefore your government is corrupt....

On the Inevitability of Harm

by Hari-kirtana-dasa Over the last couple of weeks I’ve gone on a killing spree. I’m not proud of this fact but I can’t deny it,...