Soaps: Clean and Dirty

Soap gets you clean, right? Maybe not. Soap is made with fatty oils of various kinds, both vegetable and animal. But for devotees of Krsna, smearing the body with soap made from the fat of a slaughtered animal is not the best way to get clean. Which soaps have animal... read more

Is Krsna Consciousness Hindu?

Sometimes, it seems, devotees of the Hare Krsna movement say that Krsna consciousness is a form of Hinduism. Yet at other times we say it's not Hindu at all it's nonsectarian. So we seem to swing back and forth according to convenience. Several friendly Hindu... read more