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WELCOME  Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the annual celebration of Lord Krishna’s appearance on earth some five thousand years ago. Millions of people take part in this event, especially in India, but increasingly, all over the world.

Krishna is more than just a cultural icon whose birthday means a day of festivities. He’s the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His devotees cherish Janmashtami as an opportunity to increase their devotion to Him.

Several articles in this issue touch on the theme of the quest to awaken our love for Krishna. Akshay Gupta, in “Bhakti-yoga: Fulfilling Our Need to Love,” tells us why pure love for Krishna is the most worthy of all goals. Krishnanandini Devi Dasi says that we must “Surrender to the Idea of Surrendering” to Lord Krishna.

The transition from material consciousness to Krishna consciousness takes effort, as Satyaraja Dasa explains in “Yoga, Bhakti, and the Battlefield of Life.” And Krishna Dhana Dasa writes that to ensure that we’re “Marching Swiftly Towards Sri Krishna,” we need to overcome two persistent obstacles.

In “The Art of Living: Master the Art of Dying,” Sri Chaitanya Chandra Dasa explains how being mindful of death can help us become more mindful of Krishna.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

The Art of Living: Master the Art of Dying

By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Dasa The most important topic in life is the one no one wants to think about ...
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Bhakti-yoga: Fulfilling Our Need to Love

Akshay Gupta Loving is essential to our identity as spiritual beings, and we can learn to direct our love for ...
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Marching Swiftly Towards Sri Krishna

By Krishna Dhana Dasa The key is to engage head, heart, and hands in the devotional service of the Lord ...
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Yoga, Bhakti, and the Battlefield of Life

By Satyaraja Dasa Bhakti-yogis reject outward violence while fighting the battle within. If one man conquers in battle A thousand ...
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Eternal Persons Under Nature’s Modes

By Hridayananda Dasa Goswami A guide to two fundamental teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. Individual Eternal Persons (Purusha) Every living being ...
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Surrender to the Idea of Surrendering

By Krishnanandini Devi Dasi On making the choice to trust and obey God. We were finishing up our weekly Bhagavad-gita class, and ...
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A Heart Touched by Vrindavan

by Vishakha Devi Dasi "Some faraway dike in my consciousness had cracked, and a new openness to alternative notions was ...
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The Urge to Gossip

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa An epiphany triggers reflections on the challenges in resisting this common urge. “Can you keep a ...
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Janmashtami: The Divine Advent of Lord Krishna

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in London on August 21, 1973 Lord Krishna declares ...
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