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January/February 2020

WELCOME  This issue of BTG is filled with articles covering a range of topics related to Krishna consciousness. Srila Prabhupada in his lecture delivers a common-sense refutation of the proposition that we’re all God. In “The Technology of Transcendence,” the article featured on our cover, Dvijamani Gaura Dasa takes on the topic of technology and how Lord Krishna’s devotees, whose lives center on spiritual goals, evaluate it.

In an excerpt from volume two of Shyamasundar das’s Chasing Rhinos with the Swami, we hear about Srila Prabhupada showing some of his early disciples around Krishna’s hometown. Satyaraja Dasa writes about the esteemed Bhagavatam commentator Sridhara Swami.

Chaitanya Charana Dasa continues delivering lessons from the Ramayana, this time focusing on the exploits of Hanuman during his solo trip to Lanka. Vishakha Devi Dasi tells us how we can become empowered, especially in our devotional service to the Lord.

Narayana Dasa discusses aging in Krishna consciousness, a topic seemingly more relevant for many of us today than in the early days of the Hare Krishna movement. Sarvabhauma Dasa gives his thoughts on a perennial concern for the movement – the need for cooperation. And Gauranga Darshana Dasa discusses a related topic – how to make the best of superior-subordinate relationships.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

With Prabhupada in Vrindavan

After a hugely successful program in Delhi, Srila Prabhupada introduces his young Western disciples to the spiritual wonders of Krishna’s ...
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The Anatomy of Autonomy

In our superior-subordinate relationships, we can benefit greatly by looking to examples in the Vedic scriptures. By Gauranga Darshana Dasa ...
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The Technology of Transcendence

Technological development should be balanced with a healthy spirit of service to God and respect for His creation. By Dvijamani ...
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In Krishna consciousness we can be empowered, not by demanding empowerment, but by attracting the mercy of the Supreme Lord ...
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The Glories of Sridhara Swami: A Quick Comment on a Crafty Commentator

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu accepted Sridhara Swami’s Bhagavatam commentary as bona fide despite its occasional Advaita-vada slant. By Satyaraja Dasa Was the ...
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Transcendental Cooperation or “My Way or the Highway”

Some thoughts on fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s request to his followers to cooperate after his departure. By Sarvabhauma Dasa Although easier ...
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Aging in Krishna Consciousness

To those exposed to Krishna consciousness, the futility of coping with aging through material adjustments alone is perfectly obvious. By ...
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A Trail-Blazing and Tail-Blazing Adventure in Devotion

Hanuman’s burning of Lanka was just one of his many exploits during his reconnaissance mission there. By Chaitanya Charana Dasa ...
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The Controller and the Controlled

Srila Prabhupada refutes the idea, put forward by so-called gurus, that we’re all God. By His Divine Grace A. C ...
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