Back to Godhead January/February 2012

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January/February 2012


The title of Srila Prabhupada's lecture in this issue—"Attaining Krishna's Abode"—expresses what, according to Lord Krishna Himself, should be the goal of every human being. Krishna's transcendental kingdom, as Prabhupada calls it in his lecture, is the only place where we can fulfill our innermost desires.

A few articles in this issue spotlight the challenges we souls meet in the material world. Chaitanya Charana Dasa helps us understand karma and its connection to our suffering. In "Face to Face with Frustration," Murari Gupta Dasa explains some spiritual solutions he draws on when faced with inevitable setbacks. Yugavatara Dasa's "The Crow Story that Changed My Life" teaches that the satisfaction eluding us in material life can be found only in Krishna consciousness. And in "An Appointment with Mr. Death," Vraja Vihari Dasa tells how he witnessed that a devotee of Krishna can cheerfully face even the ultimate challenge.

To take our Krishna consciousness from theory to realization, pure chanting of Krishna's names is required, as Sankarshana Dasa explains in "Revolutionize Your Heart and Revolutionize the World." And in "Krishna on the Page," Urmila Devi Dasi shows how a spiritual revolution could even begin in children's reading class.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor


Our natural desire to go to other planets will be satisfied only when we reach Krishna's planet.


The word karma pervades popular culture; it's time people learned what it means.


A young man comes to understand the need for a guru.


A young devotee finds that midwifery and Krishna consciousness go well together.


Suggestions for dealing with the inevitable setbacks of life in the material world.


Pure chanting of the holy names makes us effective instruments Krishna's hands.


An alternative to learn-to-read books with materialistic values.


Two people with two reactions to dying.


An allegory shows dissatisfaction to be a chronic condition in the material world.