Srila Prabhupada’s lecture opening this issue discusses some of the evidence for Lord Krishna’s supremacy. This issue also brings you the essence of the Bhagavad-gita in a few pages. As a book reviewer might say, the Bhagavad-gita is essential reading—for every human being. In “The Gita Condensed,” Kalakantha Dasa draws on Lord Krishna’s words and Srila Prabhupada’s insightful commentary to create a concise, highly readable rendition of this great work.
In “The Scriptural Basis for the Greatest of All Mantras,” Satyaraja Dasa provides scriptural support for another activity essential for all human beings, namely chanting Hare Krishna. As we chant Krishna’s names, our love for him and everything dear to him grows, and Ananga Radha Devi Dasi, in “At Home in Krishna’s Land,” shares with us some of the emotions she felt on her first visit to Vrindavana.
Lord Krishna wants to help us reach the highest levels of love for him, so he sends us tests in life that help purify our hearts. That’s the theme of Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi’s article “Cleansing the Temple of the Heart.” And Chaitanya Charana Dasa discusses the relationship between ordinary morality and the pristine spiritual morality of Krishna and his pure devotees.
Hare Krishna—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor