Writings: History

Hard as a Thunderbolt, Soft as a Flower

Jul 31 2018 - Krishna Talk 214
Swami Sadananda was the first western adherent to Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy in the 20th century. He traveled to India and became an initiated disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. » more

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Jun 16 2018 - Krishna Talk 213
If Srila Tirtha Maharaja had actually accepted our Guru Maharaja’s request back in 1965, then there would be no ISKCON! » more

A Letter – From Disciple to Guru

Apr 3 2018 - Krishna Talk 205
The following is a letter written by a disciple to her guru in ISCON regarding Srila Sridhara Maharaja. » more

Change, Change, Change!

Apr 2 2018 - Krishna Talk 204
It seems that the conditioned souls of this world are infected with the disease of ‘change’ – addicted to changing everything—change, change, change! » more

Carta Abierta al GBC de Iskcon

Nov 10 2017 - Krishna Talk 202
La siguiente es una carta en respuesta a un miembro del GBC de Iskcon en relación al Krishna Talk 201 -el más reciente- “Sri Sri Gaura Radha-Madhava y el Templo de la Confusión”. » more

An Open Letter to the Iskcon GBC

Nov 10 2017 - Krishna Talk 202
The following is a letter written in response to an Iskcon GBC in relation to the recent Krishna Talk article 201, “Gaura-Radha-Madhava and the Temple of Misunderstanding”. » more

Sri Sri Gaura Radha-Madhava y el Templo de la Confusión

Nov 1 2017 - Krishna Talk 201
El sentido principal de este artículo es evocar la memoria de las Deidades establecidas de Sri Sri Gaura Radha-Madhava en Mayapura por Su Divina Gracia Srila Prabhupada durante su lila manifestado, y para llamar la atención del cómo la actual institución de ISCON desafortunadamente se ha extraviado... » more

Sri Sri Gaura Radha-Madhava And the Temple of Misunderstanding

Nov 1 2017 - Krishna Talk 201
The main drift of this article is to recall to memory the establishing of the Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Radha-Madhava at Mayapura by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada during his manifest lila, and to draw attention to how the present institution of ISCON has unfortunately gone astray from the proper... » more

Řeka Sindhu - Jak Indie získala své jméno

Apr 17 2017 - Krishna Talk 197
Řeka Sindhu je jednou z velkých svatých řek Indie a je od ní odvozeno i jméno Indie. » more

The Sindhu River – How India Got Her Name

Sindhu river
Apr 17 2017 - Krishna Talk 197
The Sindhu River is one of the great holy rivers of India, from which the name of India is derived. » more

Srila Prabhupada Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram

Nov 18 2015 - Krishna Talk 194
Todas las glorias a Su Divina Gracia A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Él siempre está acompañado de sus asociados servidores, su naturaleza interna es como el néctar más dulce y externamente aparece como la valentía personificada. » more

Srila Prabhupada Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram & Purport

Srila Prabhupada
Nov 18 2015 - Krishna Talk 194
Let us always remember our Divine Master, His Divine Grace, as an eternal servant and resident of the eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. » more

Vaisnavism and Religious Equality

Oct 10 2013 - Krishna Talk 168
A religion that has not understood the fundamental nature of God does not deserve to stand next to Vaisnavism. » more

Makara — Mýtus nebo skutečnost? Dinosauři ve Šrímad Bhágavatámu

Jul 10 2011 - Krishna Talk 127
Nyní vyvstává otázka – je Makara mýtické stvoření, nebo skutečné? » more

Makara — Myth or Fact? Dinosaurs in Srimad Bhagavatam

Jul 10 2011 - Krishna Talk 127
Is the Makara a mythical creature or was it actually real? » more

Kdo vládl Indii?

Oct 3 2009 - Krishna Talk 91
„Kdo vládl Indii?“ To je velmi zajímavá otázka. Historie vlády Indie sahá až do dávného starověku a ještě dál do doby Mahábháraty (vládci jako Judhištira a Maharádž Paríkšit) a ještě dále do doby Rámájany, kdy na trůn v Ajódhji usedl Šrí Rámačandra. » more

Who Ruled India?

Oct 3 2009 - Krishna Talk 91
“Who Ruled India?” is an interesting question. The history of rule in India goes back to great antiquity, back and back to the days of the Mahabharata (emperors such as Yudhisthira and Pariksit Maharaja) and before that to the days of the Ramayana when Sri Ramacandra sat on the throne of Ayodhya. » more

Timingila – Myth or Fact?

Sep 11 2009 - Krishna Talk 88
The Srimad Bhagavatam, Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Vedic literatures often speak of fantastic places and of creatures that may have once lived on this planet. One such creature was the Timingila fish. The Timingila is said to have been the most formidable predator in the oceans. It was enormous... » more

Timingila – Mýtus nebo skutečnost?

Sep 11 2009 - Krishna Talk 88
Šrímad Bhágavatám, Rámájana, Mahábhárata a další védská literatura se často zmiňují o zvláštních místech a zvláštních bytostech, které kdysi žily na této planetě. Jednou z takových bytostí je ryba Timingila. Timingila byla údajně nejhrůzostrašnějším dravcem v oceánech. Byla obrovská a její... » more

Swastika and Cross

Jul 27 2008 - Krishna Talk 80
In popular western thinking, no two symbols could possibly be more at odds with each other than the swastika and the cross. The swastika is the symbol of Nazi war crimes against humanity and the cross is the symbol of goodness, mercy and divine grace.But what if this isn’t true? » more

Jesus as a Perfect Christian

Mar 24 2008 - Krishna Talk 75
Question: Do you think that Jesus was the example of a perfect Christian? Narasingha Maharaja: Historically and ontologically speaking, Jesus was a Jew and not a Christian. Jesus was a Jewish rabbi who studied the Jewish scriptures [the Torah] and taught Halakha, or Jewish law, as given in the... » more

Aryan Invasion - History or Politics

N.S. Rajaram
Nov 21 2006 - Krishna Talk 67
Guest Article by N. S. Rajaram. The evidence of science now points to two basic conclusions: first, there was no Aryan invasion, and second, the Rigvedic people were already established in India no later than 4000 B.C.E. » more

Jesus in the Vedas

Jan 17 2006 - Krishna Talk 58
Recent articles claim that the fable of Jesus is mentioned in the Bhavisya Purana. However, a closer look at this prediction strongly suggests foul play or interpolation on the part of Christian Missionaries in India during the late 18th century. » more

Gita Govinda of Jayadeva Goswami

Sep 5 2005 - Krishna Talk 56
So far as the Gita-govinda is concerned, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta did not allow his disciples to read Gita-govinda nor did he ever write a forward to that book. » more

A Study for Sri Chaitanya's Birthplace

Professor K.N. Mukerjee
Date Unknown - Article
An unbiased academic study by Prof. K.N. Mukherjee on the authenticity of the present Yogapitha temple in Mayapura, taken from 'The Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies 1984' (revised in 1990). » more