ISKCON in the 1970s

October 20 Detroit I have been hearing of the activities of a demon in the U.S. called the deprogrammer, who is paid by parents of Hare Krishna devotees to kidnap and torture the devotees into giving up Krishna consciousness and returning to nondevotee life. Last night I woke from a dream and felt like I […]

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My Relationship with Lord Sri Krishna

We are not alone. Krishna is in our hearts. The yogis and sannyasis know this, and they are never afraid. Krishna protects us, but we should worship Him. For example, we can develop a relationship with our temple Deity. Most of the ISKCON temples have Radha-Krishna Deities. If someone is interested in his relationship with […]

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Can you practice Vrindavana-bhajana in the West?

Smaller tree bushes sway in a breeze but the pines don’t move much. This is the Lord’s external energy. As those who don’t have love of God are requested to bathe in Radha-kunda again and again, so we have to repeatedly bathe our minds in the pastimes of Radha and Krishna—we want to think of […]

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Entering the Life of Prayer

Dark this morning. The trees on either side of the road are almost meeting in the center like an arch. They are so full of green and stretching out, but it is a cold summer, cold even for Ireland. Prayer is not just recitation, it’s a whole life. I was reading in Therese of Lisieux […]

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One Hundred Prabhupada Poems

# 9 How could devotees gather on a farm in Poland and in cities of Poland except that Your Divine Grace wanted it? Of course, Lord Caitanya wanted it, but He picked you to deliver the Hare Krishna movement which is carried on now by your followers. Going through the samsara song, happy to see […]

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The Story of my Life

Brooklyn College Career By the time I transferred to Brooklyn College, most of my courses were in my major, English Literature. I took a course in American Literature with the department chairman, Professor Louis Solomon. He was a very proper person with gray suits, a dignified mustache and a deep voice with careful diction. One […]

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