Philosophical Articles

Religion Means Proper Adjustment

As you approach Krishna from afar he is infinite, but as you approach him you will find a particular position.



by Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaja My respected listeners, I was invited by my beloved Nandanandan to attend the celebrations being held on this occasion,...

The Ramayana – A Summary

by Sri Nandanandana Das The story of Rama is divided into four parts: 1. Early life of Rama 2. Rama’s exile 3. Abduction of Sita (Rama’s wife) and 4....

The Holy Name – Part One

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda The holy name of Kṛṣṇa can only be chanted by those who have realized their true self, who are...

Actual Association

by Srila B.B. Tirtha Goswami Maharaja Sree Sree Guru Gauranga Jayatah! Association with bona fide devotees is essential to awaken the eternal nature of the real...

The Most Wonderful Thing

by Patita Pavana das Adhikary In his Bhaktivedanta Purport to verse 2.57 of the Shrimad Bhagavatam’s seventh canto, Shrila Prabhupada writes: “Yamaraja once asked Maharaja Yudhisthira,...

Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition

In one sense, the science of archaeology may be said to owe its advancement to a desire to test the authenticity of the sacred traditions.

Mahaprabhu’s Mudra

Upadisam means instruction and the word mudra means a specific mark or gesture.

Let There Be Calamities

by Pari Devi Dasi vipadaḥ santu tāḥ śaśvat tatra tatra jagad-guro bhavato darśanaṁ yat syād apunar bhava-darśanam "I wish that all those calamities would happen again and again so...

The Prison of Religion

The reason why I call it "The Prison of Religion" is that religion, when used improperly or without the real essence of spiritual truth, can also be a way of confining and restricting people of their understanding of the universe and themselves