Back to Godhead January/February 2011

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January/February 2011

When Lord Krishna appeared about five hundred years ago as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, He gave two primary instructions: perfect your life by following the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita, and spread the Gita's message to others. This issue contains three articles that deal with the second instruction.

In Srila Prabhupada's lecture, which opens the issue, he quotes a text from the Vedic literature directing every human being to serve others. Prabhupada explains why the best way to serve our fellow human beings is to deliver to them Krishna's teachings. In "Teaching Bhakti in a University Town," we hear how a devotee couple is spreading Krishna's message in Charlottesville, Virginia, having taken the initiative to teach the Bhagavad-gita to university students there. Across the ocean in South Africa, Krishna's devotees are delivering Krishna consciousness to the local African people, knowing that the unity South Africa strives for can be attained only on the spiritual platform.

Padma Devi Dasi's "Krishna, the Supreme Psychologist" deals directly with Krishna's teachings, showing how they're the answer to all our problems, whether of body, mind, or soul. Articles by Urmila Devi Dasi, Vishakha Devi Dasi, and Tattvavit Dasa relate Lord Krishna's teachings to space, money, and ancient Greece.
Hare Krishna.

-Nagaraja Dasa, Editor


Lord Krishna gives materially embodied souls sound practical advice for diminishing the psychological anguish caused by the material energy.


We can get true value from money when we understand and respect its ultimate source.


Krishna's devotees are increasing their efforts to deliver His message to native black South Africans.


Srila Prabhupada explains how we benefit by serving Krishna and thus fulfilling the human obligation to help others.


The fifth in a series of meditations on Krishna's material elements.


A look at some of the parallels between the ancient cultures of India and Greece.


The Bhakti Yoga Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, provides students with a category of knowledge they can't find in the classroom.