July/August 2010

In this issue, Mathuresa Dasa’s “Time and Again” presents a detailed account of time and creation according to the Vedic scriptures. The Krishna conscious view of the world is highly personalized. Devotees of Lord Krishna recognize Him as the Supreme God who easily accomplishes everything He desires, including creating universes. Without diminishing Himself, Lord Krishna appears in various forms to attend to the task of creation while He enjoys with His devotees in His eternal spiritual abode.

Everything Krishna does, including creating this word, is called lila, or pastime. His devotees find special satisfaction in recalling the lilas He enacts when He comes to this world. In “Lord Nityananda Delivers the Thieves,” Mohini Radha Devi Dasi recounts a lila of Lord Nityananda, a form Balarama, who is Krishna’s first expansion, equal in power to Him.

Like Krishna Himself, His pure devotees are also transcendental to this world, and their activities are also considered lila. Though many Back to Godhead readers are familiar with the lila of Srila Prabhupada’s voyage to the West, in “Passage from India” Satyaraja Dasa tells us more about the woman who no doubt reaped great spiritual benefit for helping Prabhupada begin his momentous journey.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Liberation Through Chanting

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapada Lecture given in Vrindavan, India, November 14, 1976 Chanting Hare Krishna ...

Passage from India: Sumati Morarjee and Prabhupada’s Journey West

By Satyaraja Dasa How a leader in Indian shipping helped deliver the message of Lord Chaitanya to the western world ...

Lord Nityananda Delivers the Thieves

By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi A gang intent on stealing Lord Nityananda's jewelry eventually surrenders to Him, and He mercifully ...

Looking for the Supreme God

By Manali D. Bijlani "Whom are we worshiping in the temple? This query of mine was unanswered till I reached ...

Walking Through Fiji for Krishna

By Bhaktimarga Swami While no match for his three trans-Canada hikes, a Hare Krishna sannyasi's six-day Fiji trek was still ...

The Complete Social Service

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Why the Krishna consciousness movement offers a better solution to social problems than ordinary welfare programs ...

Time and Again

By Mathuresha Dasa Being God, Krishna has no work to do and simply enjoys in His original abode, while His ...