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Whatever Happened to the Revolution? (Editorial) (May 25, 2015): "From his first official temples in the middle of the new 'hip' communities in New York and San Francisco, Prabhupada ignited a spiritual revolution that swept across the globe at lightning speed."
Photo Album #820 Transcendental Airport Chant handbill (May 25, 2015): "Chant Hare Krishna and dance in everlasting ecstasy & bliss... Won't you come join us in the ocean of Krishna's divine love. Greet Swami Bhaktivedanta on his return from the San Francisco temple."
The Peace Formula Prabhupada's program to save us all (May 25, 2015): "Therefore, if you want peace at all, you will have to change your consciousness into Krishna consciousness, both individually and collectively, by the simple process of chanting the holy name of God."
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg on Srila Prabhupada (Interview) (May 25, 2015): "It was also about the same time that the Hare Krishna movement settled in the Lower East Side where I was working with them for a while and then settled with Prabhupada (A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami) in San Francisco right after the Be-in in Haight-Ashbury."
Deities #645 The classic beauty of Madan Mohan, Vancouver (May 24, 2015): "Krishna is known as Madana-mohana because He conquers the mind of Cupid."
Photo Album #819 Srila Prabhupada bowing to Radha-Krishna (May 24, 2015): "Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion."
Hope For Society (Video) Hear Srila Prabhupada's wisdom (May 24, 2015): "Please come in, sit down and spare ten minutes of your time to hear from Srila Prabhupada."
Avoid Problems (Video) More of Srila Prabhupada's wisdom (May 23, 2015): "My real self interest is to go back to home, back to Godhead. That is my real self interest. They do not know."
Photo Album #818 The power of a pure devotee of Krishna (May 23, 2015): "Not only does a pure devotee purify his own personal existence, but whoever becomes his disciple also becomes purified and is ultimately able to enter the kingdom of God without difficulty."
This is Allen Ginsberg (Interview) From the New Age Journal (May 23, 2015): "Since '66 I had known Swami Bhaktivedanta and was somewhat guided by him, although not formally -- spiritual friend. I practiced the Hare Krishna chant, practiced it with him, sometimes in mass auditoriums and parks in the Lower East Side of New York."
How to Love Everyone (Video) Srila Prabhupada's wisdom (May 22, 2015): "Krishna is the supreme, so by serving the supreme, you can serve everyone."
Photo Album #817 The only way to attain pure Krishna-bhakti (May 22, 2015): "The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence."
"Poet. He must be poet. All the Vaisnavas, they are poet."
Deities #644 Exquisite Madan Mohan of Vancouver, Canada (May 21, 2015): "The perfection of life is simply to surrender to the Supreme. In the beginning of our spiritual life we must therefore worship Madana-mohana so that He may attract us and nullify our attachment for material sense gratification."
Allen Ginsberg by Gurudas Reflections on the influential poet (May 21, 2015): "Allen Ginsberg had always shown friendly and helpful interest in the Society and had agreed to headline the giant Mantra Rock Festival that the temple members held in the Avalon Ballroom to introduce Bhaktivedanta Swami to the hip community."
Deities #643 Elegant Srimati Radharani of Vancouver, Canada (May 20, 2015): "Actually, because Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, it is very difficult to approach Him. But the devotees, taking advantage of His compassionate nature, which is represented by Radharani, always pray to Radharani for Krishna's compassion."
Always Expect Danger (Video) Srila Prabhupada's wisdom (May 20, 2015): "We should not be so fool that 'I am living very now comfortably.' No sir. You are in danger. That is said by Krishna: 'dukhalayam asasvatam.' Do not take this material existence comfortable... at any moment... then you'll not be able to make progress in spiritual life."
"I have come to America with this view, that America is on the summit of material civilization. They are not poverty-stricken. You see? And they are seeking after something. Therefore I have come, that 'You take this, you'll be happy.' That is my mission."
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg and Krishnaism (Article) (May 20, 2015): "Ginsberg was also involved with Krishnaism. He met and became friends with Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement in the Western world."
Deities #642 Enchanting Madan Mohan of Vancouver, Canada (May 19, 2015): "He is known as Govinda, and His eyes are very enchanting. He is playing upon His flute, and on His head there is a peacock feather."
Photo Album #816 Speaks on behalf of Krishna (May 19, 2015): "A spiritually advanced person who acts with authority, as the spiritual master, speaks as the Supreme Personality of Godhead dictates from within."
Happiness in God Consciousness (Video) (May 19, 2015): "You will feel wonderful. If you accept it by systematic deliberation about the mercy of Lord Caitanya, then you'll feel that it is wonderful."
Photo Album #814 His causeless mercy (May 16, 2015): "Whatever one may be, one must take shelter at the lotus feet of a devotee mahatma and treat him as the most exalted well-wisher of all human society. We should take shelter of such a mahatma and ask for his causeless mercy."
Causeless Mercy #175 Preserving Srila Prabhupada's legacy (May 16, 2015): "There is theoretical knowledge and specific or realized knowledge, and perfect realized knowledge is attained when one realizes the teachings received from the spiritual master."
The Exchange of Flowers with Srila Prabhupada (Video) (May 16, 2015): "The exchange of flowers that started in Los Angeles after Prabhupada came back from his morning walk was just one of the sweetest and most memorable exchanges that I’ve ever had in my Krishna conscious career with Prabhupada."
Photo Album #813 Getting the mercy (May 15, 2015): "Krishna can easily offer a person material happiness or even liberation, but He does not agree very easily to award a person engagement in His devotional service. Devotional service can in fact be attained only through the mercy of a pure devotee."
Deities #641 Jagannatha Deities, Vancouver, Canada (May 15, 2015): "So Jagannatha is another feature of Krishna, and He is especially favorable to the people who are not strictly advanced to the Brahminical culture of Vedic rituals."
Srila Prabhupada at Dr. Misra's Ashram, 1965 (Video) (May 15, 2015): "Because I am ordered by superior, my spiritual master, that 'Whatever you have learned, you should go to the Western countries, and you must distribute this knowledge.' So in spite of all my difficulties, all my inconveniences, I am here because I am in duty.'"
Photo Album #812 Stay High Forever! No More Coming Down. (May 14, 2015): "Practice Krishna Consciousness, Expand your consciousness by practicing the Transcendental Sound Vibration, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare."
Deities #640 Beautiful Madan Mohan, Vancouver, Canada (May 14, 2015): "Only those who are on the transcendental platform of love of God, who out of love engage in devotional service, can appreciate the transcendental beauty of Krishna."
Photo Album #811 Srila Prabhupada, Avalon Ballroom, 1967 (May 13, 2015): "If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, the people of the world will be very, very happy."
Deities #639 Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Vancouver, Canada (May 13, 2015): "This exchange of feelings between Krishna and Radharani is very difficult to understand unless one is elevated to the platform of pure goodness."
Becoming Fearless (Video) A short lecture by Prabhupada (May 13, 2015): "When you see Krishna actually, then you see Madan Mohan. Then no more suffering."
Become Humble (Video): Words of wisdom from Prabhupada (May 12, 2015): "This is real knowledge, to always remain insignificant before guru, Krishna."
Deities #638 Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Vancouver, Canada (May 12, 2015): "Your incarnation is just to reclaim the conditioned souls, fallen souls. But I assure You that You will not find a greater fallen than me. Therefore my claim is first."
Photo Album #810 The principle of relay monitoring (May 12, 2015): "Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the Spiritual Master also can be present wherever the disciple wants."
Making of "My Sweet Lord" (Video): Behind the music (May 12, 2015): "I think George does not require to become my formal disciple because he is already more than my disciple. He has sympathy for my movement and I have all blessings for him."
Deities #637 Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Vancouver, Canada (May 11, 2015): "Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me."
Photo Album #809 Srila Prabhupada's golden footprints (May 11, 2015): "One cannot obtain Krishna-bhakti, or the devotional service of the Lord, by official execution of the Vedic rituals. One has to approach a pure devotee."
Happiness on 2nd Avenue (Video)A rare classic! (May 11, 2015): "A CBS news presentation about Srila Prabhupada's fledgling temple at 26 2nd Avenue, New York City, 1966, aired on national television."
Deities #636 Srimati Radharani, Vancouver, Canada (May 10, 2015): "Therefore Radha is parama-devata, the supreme goddess, and She is worshipable for everyone. She is the protectress of all, and She is the mother of the entire universe."
Photo Album #808 Srila Prabhupada's divine lotus feet (May 10, 2015): "The dust of the feet of a devotee, the water that has washed the feet of a devotee, and the remnants of food left by a devotee are three very powerful substances. By rendering service to these three, one attains the supreme goal of ecstatic love for Krishna."
Hare Krishna -- A Giorgio Film (Video)(May 10, 2015): "Originally filmed on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1967. The music is by Ravi Shankar and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who chants Hare Krishna amidst the flower children of the 1960's."
Hare Krishna Festivals with Tribhuvanatha Prabhu (Video)(May 9, 2015): "Tribhuvanatha Prabhu left this world on October 16th, 2001. He was my best friend. Since meeting him in India back in the 70's, my life has never been the same. A few years older than me, Tribhuvanatha graciously took me under his wing and nurtured my fledgling -- and always shaky -- spiritual life." (Must see!)
Srila Prabhupada's Middle East Preaching Program (May 9, 2015): "In early 1978, Tribhuvanatha Prabhu gathered together a small group of devotees with the aim of spreading Krishna consciousness in the Middle East for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada. The group traveled overland from London to Beirut, where 5,000 Arabic Bhagavad-gitas and thousands of Arabic Isopanisads were distributed in the midst of civil war."
Hare Krishna Festival Poster U.K. by Tribhuvanatha Prabhu (May 9, 2015): "Our process is simple, all-embracing, we have something to offer for everyone. There is chanting, dancing, feasting and very perfect philosophy, so everyone may be satisfied with our Krishna Consciousness Movement."
Tribhuvanatha Memoirs by Grahame Whitehead (May 9, 2015): "This is a dedication to my teacher Tribhuvanatha Prabhu, a well known saintly Hare Krishna devotee born in 1952 in Longford, Ireland as Thomas Kevin Hegarty. He met the Hare Krishna devotees while living in London in the late Sixties."
Deities #635 Beautiful Madan Mohan, "the attractor of Cupid" (May 8, 2015): "We welcome every religion. We don't decry any religion. Our point is the love of Godhead. Or Krishna is love, all-attractive. So we want to be attracted by Krishna. Just like a magnetic force and iron. Unless iron is rusty, it is automatically attracted by the magnetic force."
Photo Album #807 Srila Prabhupada letter to his disciples (May 8, 2015): "Therefore having a bona fide spiritual master and serving him and pleasing him and getting his mercy is essential. Otherwise there can be no advancement in Krishna consciousness."
The Life and Pastimes of Vishnujana Swami (Video) (May 8, 2015): "Vishnujana Swami joined the Hare Krishna movement in 1967, amid the Summer of Love -- his legend would become immortal. Vishnujana Swami's appearance on this planet was to directly assist Srila Prabhupada in distributing the transcendental sankirtan movement of Lord Caitanya, and to forever inspire and enchant the hearts of the devotees." (Highly recommended!)
Mantra Rock Dance, 1967(May 8, 2015): "Sunday, January 29, 1967 marked the major spiritual event of the San Francisco hippy era, and Srila Prabhupada, who was ready to go anywhere to spread Krishna Consciousness, was there."
Mantra Rock Dance Revisited(May 8, 2015): "Srila Prabhupada went anywhere and everywhere to spread Krishna Consciousness. He was not afraid to sit down on the hot pavement in New York City or in the parks of San Francisco among the hippies and flower children of the sixties."
Remembering Srila Prabhupada #143by Gurudas (May 7, 2015): "'The Swami's coming, the Swami's coming!' shouted the brightly clad youths. We raced to our vehicles. It was January 17, 1967. Caravans of painted cars, hippie vans, and motorcycles rode out to the airport to greet the Swami." (An excerpt from Gurudas' new book, Love Medicine and Music, the flipside of the Sixties.)
Deities #634Lord Jagannatha, Vancouver, Canada (May 7, 2015): "Krishna means Jagannatha. Jagat. Jagat means this world, and natha means master, or proprietor. So Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita, bhoktaram yajna-tapasam sarva-loka-mahesvaram: 'I am the proprietor of all the planets.' Therefore He is Jagannatha. Jagannatha means the proprietor of all the world, all the planets."
Assorted Prabhupada Video Footage(May 7, 2015): "Rare video clips of Srila Prabhupada as Vishnujana Swami chants 'Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.'"
Deities #633The Queen of Vrindavan (May 6, 2015): "Radharani is hari-priya, very dear to Krishna. So if we approach Krishna through the mercy of Radharani, then it becomes very easy. If Radharani recommends that, 'This devotee is very nice,' then Krishna immediately accepts, however foolish I may be. Because Radharani recommends it, Krishna accepts."
Photo Album #806Srila Prabhupada's Jaladuta Ticket (May 6, 2015): "When he left Calcutta harbour for New York there was no one on the shore to bid him goodbye. He was alone. A lone fighter. No friends, no supporter, no disciple, nobody. Even if you call me, I was not a disciple of his. I was a disciple of somebody else. So I was not his follower."
Causeless Mercy #174 An interview with the artist Vishnudas (May 5, 2015): "I joined ISKCON in 1970, and even though I already had some training in painting, my reason for joining was not to paint. I had serious questions about life: Why am I here? Why is society divided into so many religious and political factions? Whose wars are we fighting? And so on."
Photo Album #805Srila Prabhupada's Jaladuta Dream (May 5, 2015): "In the port of Calcutta on August 13, 1965, carrying only a small suitcase, an umbrella, and a bag of dry cereal, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, as he was known at the time, climbed up the steep gangway onto a cargo ship named the Jaladuta. The ensuing journey presented considerable hardship."
Deities #632(May 5, 2015): "Let Krishna, who is so kind, beautiful and merciful, protect us. When angry Indra sent torrents of rain, accompanied by showers of ice blocks and high wind, He immediately took compassion upon us and saved us and our families, cows and valuable possessions by picking up the Govardhana Hill, just as a child picks up a mushroom."
Here Comes the Sun (Video)(May 5, 2015): Srila Prabhupada has already had an amazing effect on the world. There's no way of measuring it. One day I just realized, 'God, this man is amazing!' He would sit up all night translating Sanskrit into English, putting in glossaries to make sure everyone understands it, and yet he never came off as someone above you."
Deities #631(May 4, 2015): "The body of Krishna, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty. There is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute, and those waves and that whirlwind make the hearts of the gopis flutter like dry leaves on trees, and when those leaves fall down at Krishna's lotus feet, they can never rise up again."
Lover of the Lord (Video)(May 4, 2015): "He's a kind and gentle soul/ His heart is never cold/ So peaceful and poetic/ With a message true and bold/ He's never seeking praise/ So silent and so grave/ And his transcendental love/ Is the magic in his ways."
Deities #630(Purnima, Full Moon, May 3, 2015): "The Vedic hymn known as kama-gayatri describes the face of Krishna as the king of all moons. In metaphorical language, there are many different moons, but they are all one in Krishna."
Notes #20BTG Interview (May 3, 2015): "I've always wanted to help spread Srila Prabhupada's glories around the world. So many people know about Mahatma Gandhi, for example, but how many people know about the founder of the Hare Krishna movement in the Western world?"
Lord Nrsimhadevas's Appearance Day Lecture (May 2, 2015): "Today is the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. It is called Nrsimha-caturdasi. So this is very instructive struggle between the atheist and the theist. This story of Prahlad Maharaj is eternally true. There is always a struggle between the atheist and the theist."
Nrsimha Prayers with Srila Prabhupada (Video) (May 2, 2015): Srila Prabhupada personally teaches and chants the Nrsimha Prayers to the assembled devotees: "I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu. Lord Nrsimha is here and also there."
Deities #629(May 2, 2015): "Both the Lord and the living entities are essentially all spiritual. Therefore both of them are eternal, and neither of them has birth and death. The difference is that the so-called births and disappearances of the Lord are unlike those of the living beings."
Deities #628(May 2, 2015): "When Krishna walked on the bank of the Yamuna, He was seen nicely decorated with tilaka on His head. He was garlanded with different kinds of forest flowers, and His body was smeared by the pulp of sandalwood and tulasi leaves."
San Francisco Rathayatra Festival 1968 (Video) (May 1, 2015): "The first Rathayatra festival in the western world was celebrated in San Francisco on July 9, 1967. A flatbed truck was used to carry the Deities through the Haight-Ashbury district to the sea. The second Rathayatra festival occurred the following year on June 30, 1968."
The Beautiful Life of Jayananda Thakur (Video) (May 1, 2015): "I'm so glad to receive your letter of Aug 30, and I know also that you are a sincere devotee of Lord Krishna. When you drive your car you always chant 'Hare Krishna' and when I was by your side I could understand how heartily you have accepted the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness."
Meditations on Jayananda (May 1, 2015): In honor of Srila Prabhupada's beloved disciple, Jayananda Prabhu, there are three pages linked here to help us remember Jayananda and his many good qualities (#167, #168 and #169). "Jayananda gave love to everyone. That is our mission, to give love of God, love of Krsna to all the souls of this material world."
Deities #627(May 1, 2015): "My dear friends, Krishna is so beautiful that the goddess of fortune always remains on His chest, and He is always adorned with a golden necklace. Beautiful Krishna plays His flute in order to enliven the hearts of many devotees. He is the only friend of the suffering living entities."
Photo Album #804(May 1, 2015): "A bona fide devotee of Lord Krishna is always pained to see the fallen condition of the whole world. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used to say, 'There is no scarcity of anything within this world. The only scarcity is of Krishna Consciousness.'"
Notes #19"Making Prabhupada Smile" (April 30, 2015): "It's been a few years since we've been posting regularly at The Prabhupada Connection. A lot has happened since we first launched this website back in March of 2002. But firstly a big thanks go out to all of you who have so kindly stuck with us through thick and thin because admittedly it's been rather thin around here during the past few years."
Photo Album #803(April 30, 2015): "Pure devotees are so absorbed in thought of Krishna that they have no other engagement; although they may seem to think or act otherwise, they are always thinking of Krishna. The smile of such a Krishna conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
Causeless Mercy #173 "Chant" Part 4 (April 30, 2015): "All glory to Lord Krsna, Govinda, the Supreme Godhead!/ Glory to His eternal blissful spiritual youthful body!/ Glory to Him who is the origin and prime cause of all!/ Glory to Gokula, His supernal abode!/ Glory to the lotus of a thousand petals sprung from a part of His infinitude!/ Glory, all glory to Srimati Radharani who stands there beside Him!/ Glory to the Holy Names! Glory! Glory to the Great mantra of Deliverance!"
Art Page #158(April 29, 2015): "In the Lalita-madhava, Rupa Gosvami explains that the movements of Krishna's eyebrows are just like the Yamuna, and the smiling of Radharani is just like the moonshine. When the Yamuna and the moonshine come in contact on the bank of the river, the water tastes just like nectar, and drinking it gives great satisfaction. It is as cooling as piles of snow."
Causeless Mercy #172 "Chant" Part 3 (April 29, 2015): "May my mind seek the shelter of him/ Whose lotus feet destroy kalpas of sin/ Whose feet are garlanded with flowers/ Whose feet are eternally auspicious/ Whose feet traverse the three worlds/ Whose feet dance to a thousand drums/ Whose feet appear to me in dreams/ Whose feet, I, unworthy, touch."
Art Page #157(April 28, 2015): "Krishna's face is decorated with ornaments, such as earrings resembling sharks. His ears are beautiful, His cheeks brilliant, and His smiling attractive to everyone. Whoever sees Lord Krishna sees a festival. His face and body are fully satisfying for everyone to see, but the devotees are angry at the creator for the disturbance caused by the momentary blinking of their eyes."
Causeless Mercy #171 "Chant" Part 2 (April 28, 2015): "Jagannatha svami nayana pathagami bhavatu me/ Lord of the universe, kindly be visible unto me/ Jagannatha Svami, Your two round eyes rivet to my soul/ Jagannatha Svami, You are possessed of unlimited intellect, and we must look very silly to You/ Jagannatha Svami, I think it must be You alone who knows Your universe, America, myself."
Photo Album #802 "Save Earth Now !!" East Village Other (April 27, 2015): "But while this was all going on, an old man, one year past his allotted three-score-and-ten, wandered into New York's East Village and set about to prove to the world that he knew where God could be found. In only three months, the man, Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta, succeeded in convincing the world's toughest audience - bohemians, acidheads, potheads and hippies - that he knew the Way to God: Turn Off, Sing Out and Fall In."
Srila Prabhupada Videos: We're pleased to share with you 103 online videos in honor of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder- Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada Chanting Japa: "In this age it is very difficult to follow thoroughly the regulative principles and studies of the Vedas which were formerly recommended. However, if one gives aural reception to the sound vibrated by great devotees and acaryas, that alone will give him relief from all material contamination." (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10)