Latest BTG Issue

A central tenet of the Krishna consciousness movement is that although God appears in many forms in both the spiritual world and the material world (as numberless avatars throughout history), His original form is Lord Krishna, whose very name means “the all-attractive one.” In this issue, Satyaraja Dasa discusses Krishna’s name and His power. While Krishna creates, maintains, and destroys the material world through one of His expansions, acts requiring unlimited power, that power is insignificant compared to that of His personal qualities, especially His beauty, the source of our attraction to anything.

Artists throughout the ages have tried their best to depict Krishna’s beauty, and Srila Prabhupada knew that paintings of Krishna would attract people to Krishna’s all-important teachings and – as a common list says – name, form, qualities, pastimes, and associates. The painting on the cover of this issue is a fine example of this. The artist, Dhriti Devi Dasi, one of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples, has been creating captivating Krishna art for many years, and BTG is happy to present her paintings for the spiritual benefit of its readers.

Gauranga Darshana Dasa’s article in this issue – “Examples and Benefits of Krishna-centered Relationships” – stresses how a favorable relationship with Krishna is a solid basis for all our relationships in the material world.