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March/April 2007

In this issue we pay tribute to His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, a prominent disciple of Srila Prabhupada who passed from this world last October. Educated as a scientist, Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami quickly became famous within the Hare Krishna movement for playing the foil to Srila Prabhupada’s attacks on the arrogance of modern science. Inspired by Prabhupada, he worked with dedication to spread Krishna consciousness, gaining worldwide recognition in the field of interreligious dialogue.

Also in this issue is a report by a couple from Seattle who fulfilled a long-held desire to take part in the Hare Krishna festivals held in Poland each summer. They saw firsthand how a well-organized presentation of Krishna’s culture can attract people to listen to His all-important message.

Krishna’s message comes to us most succinctly in His Bhagavad-gita, and in The Madhusudana Mystery Satyaraja Dasa enlightens us about the significance of one of the names Arjuna uses to address Krishna in the Gita.

Srila Prabhupada’s lecture, which leads off the issue, discusses the eternal nature of spiritual activity, and Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi explains why in Krishna consciousness we can be Humble and Feeling Good.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

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His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami dedicated his life to carrying out the direct instructions he received from Srila Prabhupada.

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