On The Road

Kurma Rupa Prabhu

Just this morning Srila Prabhupada’s disciple, Kurma Rupa prabhu, passed away in Sri Vrindavan dhama due to cancer. He took care of Krsna’s cows in Vraja for many, many years. Below BB Govinda Maharaja recounts his visit to Kurma Rupa prabhu a few days back. Thank you Kurma Rupa prabhu for showing us how to [...]

The Positive Alternative

“Here in France … they are chanting Hare Krsna also village to village in buses, so the propaganda work is going on nicely.” [ Srila Prabhupada letter to Bon Maharaja, August 11, 1975 ] Srila Prabhupada, I was heading up one of those buses in France ( actually large vans ) that you refer to [...]

Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan Festival In Moldova

Today I begin my journey to Moldova, a landlocked country between Romania and Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Sixty devotees [ from 8 countries ] are coming by bus from Poland, where they have been rehearsing, and will meet me in the capital Chisinau, where we will hold a [...]

Lamenting The Departure Of Brahmananda Prabhu

I am lamenting the departure of Brahmananda prabhu as he was instrumental in bringing me to Krsna consciousness and the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada. In the autumn of 1970 I met him, Visnujana Swami, Gargamuni prabhu and Subal dasa on the lawn of the campus of the University of Michigan in America. Along with [...]

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Signature

A precious jewel: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s signature in his autobiography entitled, “Svalikhita Jivani.”

Merit Of Chanting The Holy Names Of Krishna

“All rituals and fasts associated with Vedic sacrifice, all bathing in holy places around the world, all penances and fasts within this world, thousands of recitals of Vedic literature, and hundreds of circumambulations of the entire surface of the earth cannot match even a sixteenth portion of the merit acquired by chanting the holy name [...]

Our Main Business

“If you have got some time, the best thing would be to chant Hare Krishna more and more. Because our life is very short we have to finish our Krishna Consciousness in this life very quickly. We do not know when we shall meet our next death, our next exit from this platform. But before [...]

The Highest Award For Bravery

This is a photo of Vladimir, a highly decorated Russian soldier, who by chance walked into our hall program in Yekaterinburg. He fought for years with Russian special forces in both Afghanistan and Chechnya. After listening to my lecture he approached me and said, “Thank you for coming to our country. Yours is a message [...]

A rare gem

A page from Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur’s personal handwritten song book. A rare gem! How fortunate we are to see it.

The Final Moments Of Hiranyakashipu

The Final Moments of Hiranyakashipu From the Subhasita-ratna-bhandagara [When Hiranyakashipu saw his servant running towards him in fear, he spoke as follows:] Hiranyakashipu: “What is it? What is it?” Servant: “O Lord! It is a lion!” Hiranyakashipu: “So what?” Servant: “O Lord! He has a human body! I have never seen such a strange creature.” [...]