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  1. JSD Introduction

    Introduction Are you in any way dissatisfied with your life as it now stands? Has the pursuit, or even the achievement, of the goals you have set for yourself become somewhat frustrating? If so, read on. For one acquainted with the spiritual ...

  2. JSD 1: The Journey of Self-Discovery

    The Physics of the Self In October 1973, Dr. Gregory Benford, an associate professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine, visits Śrīla Prabhupāda in the garden of the Los Angeles Kṛṣṇa center. In the course of their intr ...

  3. JSD 2: Superconsciousness

    Everyone Can See God The Vedic literature is unique among all the world's scriptures because it details a practical process by which anyone can purify his or her consciousness and see God face to face. In this lecture, delivered in Los An ...

  4. JSD 3: The Pleasure Principle

    Pleasing the Perfect Master During a lecture given in September 1968 in Seattle, Washington, Śrīla Prabhupāda says, "Can anybody in this meeting say that he's not the servant of anybody or anything? No, because our constitutional pos ...

  5. JSD 4: The Spiritual Master

    Show-bottle Spiritualists Exposed Los Angeles, December 30, 1968: A CBS television news reporter asks for Śrīla Prabhupāda's comments on the many newly-arisen "gurus" of the late '60's who were promising—among other ...

  6. JSD 5: Yoga and Meditation

    Meditation Through Transcendental Sound Lecturing at Boston's Northeastern University in the summer of 1969, Śrīla Prabhupāda introduces a meditation system renowned for its extraordinary power and the fact that it can be easily practiced ...

  7. JSD 6: Material Problems, Spiritual Solutions

    Focus for Global Unity December 1969: Speaking in Boston before the International Student Society, Śrīla Prabhupāda provides a practical, simple, yet profound solution for world peace and harmony. Noting the increasing number of flags at the U ...

  8. JSD 7: Perspectives on Science and Philosophy

    Plato: Goodness and Government In 1972 and 1973, Śrīla Prabhupāda held a series of philosophical discussions with his personal secretary, Śyāmasundara, while traveling around the world. These sessions were recorded and published to provide an ...