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WELCOME  Having been an editor for many years, I’m well aware of how grammar can influence readers’ understanding of the written word. For example, authorities on writing advise writers to be careful with pronouns. When coming across the third-person “he” or “she,” the reader must not be confused about who the intended referent is.

In the Bhagavad-gita, which, granted, takes some effort to understand, Krishna sometimes uses “He” when referring to the highest truth. Shouldn’t He stick to “I” in that context? In “A Divinity Beyond Krishna?” Chaitanya Charana Dasa presents some reasons why Krishna uses both first- and third-person references when talking about the Supreme Truth.

Considerations of this kind of occur when commentators seek to understand scripture. One of the most influential commentators of all time was the great Vaishnava Sri Ramanujacharya. Vraja Vihari Dasa presents an overview of his life in “Ramanujacharya: A Saint Who Taught Pure Love of God.”

This issue includes a science-related article, something we haven’t seen in a while. Nandimukhi Devi Dasi, in “Atomic Clocks and Time Dilation: Calculation of Time, from the Atom,” discusses a topic that has proved perplexing to many students of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Ramanujacharya: A Saint Who Taught Pure Love of God

By Vraja Vihari Dasa The life and teachings of this pure devotee of the Lord, who appeared in the eleventh ...
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The Art of Action

By Vishakha Devi Dasi Lord Krishna says, “No one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.” So ...
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Beats, Bhakti, and Allen Ginsberg

By Satyaraja Dasa The influential Beat poet assisted Srila Prabhupada in significant ways during ISKCON’s earliest years. A noted award-wining ...
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Sincerity Attracts Grace

By Revati Vallabha Dasa How to turn obstacles on the spiritual path into steppingstones. Making steady progress in Krishna consciousness ...
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Kill the Ravana Within Before He Kills Us

By Purushottama Nitai Dasa From Ravana’s life we can understand a dangerous inclination of ours that can ruin our life ...
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Atomic Clocks and Time Dilation: Calculation of Time, from the Atom

By Nandimukhi Devi Dasi Shedding some light on a section of the Bhagavatam many of us may be inclined to ...
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The Poor Man Who Purchased God

By Gauranga Darshana Dasa Why would a former classmate of Lord Krishna’s, now grown up and married, be living in ...
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A Divinity Beyond Krishna?

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa When speaking of God in the Gita, Krishna sometimes seems to be referring to some entity ...
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One Choice Away

By Brajanatha Dasa We have free will, and for our eternal benefit, we must choose wisely. We each have a ...
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Perfect Knowledge for Human Society

Srila Prabhupada explains how and why Lord Krishna is teaching us that we are by nature immortal. By His Divine ...
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