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January/February 2015

WELCOME The Vedic literature tells of bygone ages when godly kings ruled the world. Guided by self-realized souls, they used their positions to engage the citizens in the primary aim of human life: the awakening of pure love for God, now lying dormant within each of us. In this issue, the book excerpt Brilliant as the Sun tells about one such exemplary king, Ambarisha Maharaja, whose power of devotion to God defeated the mystic power of an irate sage.

Today, the idea of a God-centered government disturbs people, one reason being competing concepts of God. In this magazine, with support from the Vedic scriptures, we champion Lord Krishna as God. People unfamiliar with Krishna naturally balk at this idea, but even those who know something about Him may challenge the logic of worshiping a God who seems to perform immoral acts. In “Can God Be Immoral?” Mukundamala Dasa responds to this challenge.

Two other articles in this issue provide insight into Krishna’s supremacy. “Fulfilling Our Longing for Love,” Caitanya Charana Dasa explains, can be attained only in a relationship with Krishna. And Rasa Purusha Dasa, who passed away before seeing his article in print, explains how Krishna is the reservoir of compassion.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Approved Inquiry

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Lecture given in Paris, ...
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The Nature of the Self: A Gaudiya Vaishnava Understanding

By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa Vaishnava Vedanta resolves an apparent contradiction in the Upanishads, which assert both the identity between the individual ...
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Making Progress Toward Seeing the Lord

By Ravikant Jagtap He could not see the Lord, but the Lord, seeing him, drew him close after his long ...
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Krishna, the Reservoir of Compassion

By Rasa Purusa Dasa Lord Krsna enters the battlefield of Kurukshetra overtly  as the charioteer of Arjun but covertly as ...
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The Taste of Devotion

By Navina Syama Dasa Only in our relationship with Krsna can we achieve the full satisfaction that escapes us in the temporary ...
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Can God Be Immoral?

By Mukundamala Dasa Great spiritual authorities like Vyasadeva and Shukadeva Goswami praise Lord Krishna's apparently immoral acts. When we tell ...
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A Sheltered King

By Krishna Dharma Dasa The story of a great Vedic king illustrates the character of Krishna's pure devotees and His ...
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Fulfilling Our Longing for Love

By Caitanya Carana Dasa Five reasons why loving Krsna is the answer to the question of love. Love is our ...
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