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  1. Introduction

    Sanskrit words have become part of our everyday speech. For example, almost no one would need to crack a dictionary to understand such phrases as "media guru," "political pundit," or "bad karma." Another Sanskrit wo ...

  2. TQE 1: The Quest for Enlightenment

    Kṛṣṇa's Blessings In the Chanting of His Name January 1, 1969. The Hare Kṛṣṇa movement has just arrived in Great Britain, and a gathering of Londoners interested in the movement listens to this message recorded for them by Śrīla Prabhupād ...

  3. TQE 2: Matter, Spirit, and the Controller of Both

    From Matter to Spirit Solids and liquids—what we commonly call "matter"—are just two of Lord Kṛṣṇa's eight material energies. Śrīla Prabhupāda explains how to spiritualize them in this lecture given in Vṛndāvana, India, in Augus ...

  4. TQE 3: The Spiritual Master

    Who Is a Guru, And Why We Need One "One who is inquisitive to understand the ultimate goal of life must approach a proper guru," says Śrīla Prabhupāda in this lecture given in Mumbai, India, in November of 1974. Then he explains what ...

  5. TQE 4: Yoga and Meditation for the Age of Quarrel

    Put Kṛṣṇa in the Center It's easy to practice yoga when your object of meditation is all-attractive. As Śrīla Prabhupāda explains, "God is attractive for everyone, and God is equal to everyone. There is no distinction for God that he ...

  6. TQE 5: Spiritual Solutions to Material Problems

    Advice to the United Nations How can society be organized for the peace and well-being of all? Śrīla Prabhupāda discusses this question with Mr. C. Hennis of the U.N.'s International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, in May of 19 ...

  7. TQE 6: Discussions on Western Philosophy and Science

    Carl Jung: Seeker Without a Guide Carl Jung (1865-1961) was a student of Freud who broke with him and began his own school of psychiatry. He is best known for his work in exploring the unconscious and for championing the importance of philosop ...

  8. TQE 7: Love of God, the Ultimate Goal

    Chapter 7. The Yoga of Pure Attachment Here Śrīla Prabhupāda describes the perfection of yoga: "Why does the river flow to the sea? It is simply natural; there is no artificial reason why it flows there. Similarly, when our love for Kṛ ...

  9. TQE 8: An Introduction to ISKCON and Devotee Lifestyle

    What Is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness? The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, is a worldwide association of devotees of Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Go ...