Akincana

Education

Explanation of the Maha-mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare HareHare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare O Hari! Having captured my mind, please free me from material bondage. O Krishna ! Please attract my mind by pulling it to You. O Hari ! Please capture my...

The Kirtan standards book (PDF)

My opinion is that it is not necessary for us to utilize these different musical talents for spreading Krsna Consciousness. I would rather see people follow strictly the path of Lord Caitanya and His Saikirtana devotees. We are using mrdanga...

Points for a Spiritual World Civilization

In 1968, the editor of BACK TO GODHEAD suggested to Srila Prabhupada that BTG publish an article explaining point by point how to develop a spiritual world civilization. On October 17, 1968, Srila Prabhupada wrote the following reply. Regarding your...

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Why women are not allowed to perform yajnas

After careful consideration we had decided to withdraw this conversation from net. Because of several unreasonable and even hostile comments (mostly removed) which serve as a indication how little knowledge and culture those commentators have we...

The (ab)use of knowledge

Somebody once asked me. What should be the balance between study and practical activity in Krsna-concsiousness? Coming from the pioneer generation of devotees who were put into active preaching field without training from the first day they arrived...

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Harinama initiation in ISKCON

According to ISKCON policy all candidates for initiation must understand clearly the following principles. Please learn them carefully. 1. Qualifications of a bona fide Spiritual Master He must come in a bona fide disciplic succession. He must know...