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WELCOME  New Vrindaban, ISKCON’s first farm community, in the foothills of West Virginia, has seen its ups and downs over the years. During one particularly challenging period, many devotees around the world wondered if it would survive. But some of its dedicated residents (“inmates” in Prabhupada’s charming language) pressed on, weathered the hard times, and are still there today as the community moves steadily ahead to fulfill the goals Prabhupada set for it. Satyaraja Dasa’s cover story in this issue gives us a good look at the past, present, and future of this important project in Prabhupada’s worldwide movement.

Srila Prabhupada’s lecture that opens this issue was given at New Vrindaban, and he speaks about the importance of living in goodness, a fitting tie-in to that community’s mission.

Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi’s “In Excess of Our Quota” continues the theme of living happily with what Krishna in His wisdom provides us.

This issue also includes another excerpt from ISKCON’s ever-growing body of literature. This one is from Sri Manah-shiksha, by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, one of the Six Goswamis, prominent contemporary followers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This edition of the work contains commentaries by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and ISKCON devotees.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Sri Krishna and the Original Sporting Propensity

By Sarvabhauma Dasa Krishna is always engaged in sport, and when we try to imitate Him, we lose. When the ...

New Vrindaban: An Overview in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary

By Satyaraja Dasa Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa With the successful worldwide celebration of ISKCON’s fiftieth anniversary in 2016, ...

O Mind!

By Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, with Commentaries ABOUT THE BOOK AND THIS EXCERPT In its twelve verses, Sri Manah-shiksa presents a procedure ...

In Excess of Our Quota

By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi Though Lord Krishna is supplying all our needs, for our benefit He may choose to ...

Happiness by Living in Goodness

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in New Vrindaban, West Virginia, on July 21, 1974 ...