WELCOME Having been an editor for many years, I’m well aware of how grammar can influence readers’ understanding of the written word. For example, authorities on writing advise writers to be careful with pronouns. When coming across the third-person “he” or “she,” the reader must not be confused about who the intended referent is.
In the Bhagavad-gita, which, granted, takes some effort to understand, Krishna sometimes uses “He” when referring to the highest truth. Shouldn’t He stick to “I” in that context? In “A Divinity Beyond Krishna?” Chaitanya Charana Dasa presents some reasons why Krishna uses both first- and third-person references when talking about the Supreme Truth.
Considerations of this kind of occur when commentators seek to understand scripture. One of the most influential commentators of all time was the great Vaishnava Sri Ramanujacharya. Vraja Vihari Dasa presents an overview of his life in “Ramanujacharya: A Saint Who Taught Pure Love of God.”
This issue includes a science-related article, something we haven’t seen in a while. Nandimukhi Devi Dasi, in “Atomic Clocks and Time Dilation: Calculation of Time, from the Atom,” discusses a topic that has proved perplexing to many students of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor