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

Articles this month:

The Crow Story That Changed My Life

By Yugavatara Dasa Devotional service to the Lord cures our sense of dissatisfaction, which impels us to always look elsewhere ...
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An Appointment with Mr. Death

By Vraja Vihari Dasa For the one appointment no one can cancel, it pays to be prepared. Recently a college ...
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Krishna on the Page: A Spiritual Approach to Teaching Kids to Read

By Urmila Devi Dasi A new series of books helps children learn to read without absorbing the materialistic values presented ...
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Revolutionize Your Heart and Revolutionize the World

By Sankarshana Dasa If we become qualified, we can have a powerful effect on world history. The most exciting and ...
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Face to Face with Frustration

By Murari Gupta Dasa Not getting what you want? Perhaps that's good for you. "Please cancel my tickets," I said ...
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Delivering Little Souls

By Madhava Smullen A young devotee finds joy and spiritual realization as she pursues a career as a midwife. Tulasi ...
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Growing from a Christian Foundation

By Vijay Mathias Raised as a Christian in India, a young man discovers the eternal religion, the jewel of his ...
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Understanding Karma and How to Stop It

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Everyone has heard of karma, but hardly anyone knows how it works. The Sanskrit word karma ...
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Attaining Krishna’s Abode

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapada Lecture given on Nov. 17, 1966, in New York City. From the ...
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