Back to Godhead November/December 2018

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November/December 2018

WELCOME  Many people around the world are familiar with the Hare Krishna movement, but few know much if anything about the movement's founder, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. When Srila Prabhupada was working tirelessly to introduce Krishna far and wide, he did so without a hint of self-promotion. In this issue we hear about a highly successful project by a team of his disciples, grand-disciples, and admirers to present him to large numbers of people through a film: Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all. Having now screened in movie theatres around the world, it has won much admiration for Srila Prabhupada's saintliness and accomplishments.

Also in this issue, Chaitanya Charana Dasa draws on a story from the Ramayana to make the point that comfort can be a problem for spiritual life but need not be. In An Ancient Lesson in Self-Mastery, first-time BTG authorDvijamani Gaura Dasa writes on a theme related to comfort: the need for self-control. Lack of it brings material and spiritual problems to the individual that affect the whole civilization. He tells of an ancient saint who demonstrated the benefits of full self-mastery.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor


Srila Prabhupada explains how we – the soul – are bound to this world of suffering by karmic knots and how we can break free.


The Vedic Care Charitable Trust aims to help devotees in their final years.


Overindulgence in material comforts can erode our sense of purpose.


Though insulted by a king, Jada Bharata reacted coolly, blessing the king with spiritual instruction.


Through the lives of exemplary personalities, the Bhagavatam teaches us how to live in this world and how to depart from it.


Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His followers were experts in the most important science of all.


Desiring to attract people to the realm of bhakti, a writer created a story based on an allegory from the Srimad-Bhagavatam.


A full-length documentary on Srila Prabhupada's life hits the big screen in movie theatres worldwide.