Philosophical Articles

About Mumbai Terror & Bodily Conceptions

Why express concern only for (hope) "that the dead and injured are not related to the more than 200 devotees of his Catonsville-based Iskcon Hare Krishna congregation?" Why not be concerned for all who are...

The Raga-patha is Above All

The servants of Hari are engaged in lavish affairs, handling material wealth and engaging all manner of things in the Lord’s service. They worship the path of spontaneous devotion with gaurava-bhange...

The Superlative Devotee

I read that Krsna is directly involved in the lives of devotees, but if that is the case then why did he allow so many of Srila Prabhupada's dear and dedicated disciples to give up their spiritual practice (sadhana)

Henry David Thoreau

"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavat Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world..."

The Worship of Sri-Murti and Idolatry

There is a great misunderstanding in the secular and religious world and especially within the Abrahamic traditions, (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) on the question of Deity worship. The English word 'idol'...

Guru Tattva – Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja

The following is a lecture given by Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja, the last living disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada.

Death and Dharma

What is the Hindu stance on euthanasia? Is it murder to "unplug" someone who is simply being maintained by a machine, or is it torture to force a soul to remain in such a hellish condition?

The End of Doubt

Over the years I have come back to Krsna, each time learning progressively more; however, I never seem to be able to cross the threshold from intellectual understanding to actual belief.

The Significance of Purushottama-month

According to our almanac every three years, one month is added. This is done to harmonize the lunar month (Chandra-maas) with the solar month (Soar-Maas). The inserted month is known as 'Purusottama'...

The Nature of the Guileless Servant of Sri Guru

What is the nature of the guileless servant of śrī guru? Were a servant of śrī guru truly selfless, he would consider śrī guru to be devatātmā – that is, he would consider him to be [non-different from] the Supreme Lord (devata) and the one person truly worthy of his love and affection (dear like his own ātmā).