Back to Godhead July/August 2018

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July/August 2018

WELCOME  The Krishna consciousness movement in India is ever growing, and in this issue we present another new temple built by Srila Prabhupada's followers.

When Prabhupada introduced Krishna to the West, he encountered the notion that Krishna is a "foreign god." So right from the beginning he taught that not only is Krishna the same Supreme Being worshiped in other traditions, but that we all have an eternal relationship with Him. Krishna seems foreign to us only because we've forgotten our most intimate friend. In his lecture leading off this issue, Prabhupada speaks of our unknown longing to be with Krishna again.

Introducing people to Krishna is the purpose of the book Wise-Love, from which we present an excerpt in this issue. The author, Pranada Devi Dasi, has written it especially for modern yoga enthusiasts, with the hope that they'll discover the glory of bhakti-yoga and its goal, Lord Krishna.

This issue has two biographical articles. Mayapur-shashi Dasa writes about Sanatana Goswami, one of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's leading disciples, and Satyaraja Dasa presents a "biography" of the Bhagavad-gita.

A Sadhu in Red Square, by Kashishvara Dasa, is another article with a historical slant, focused on an unforgettable moment during Prabhupada's visit to communist Moscow.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa


Srila Prabhupada explains that like Arjuna when Lord Krishna left this world, we too are missing our eternal friend.


A biographical narrative of the Gita reveals her dimensions and the personalities who broadened her reach.


A concise handbook introduces bhakti-yoga to spiritual seekers and western yogis.