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WELCOME  The Krishna consciousness movement in India is ever growing, and in this issue we present another new temple built by Srila Prabhupada’s followers.

When Prabhupada introduced Krishna to the West, he encountered the notion that Krishna is a “foreign god.” So right from the beginning he taught that not only is Krishna the same Supreme Being worshiped in other traditions, but that we all have an eternal relationship with Him. Krishna seems foreign to us only because we’ve forgotten our most intimate friend. In his lecture leading off this issue, Prabhupada speaks of our unknown longing to be with Krishna again.

Introducing people to Krishna is the purpose of the book Wise-Love, from which we present an excerpt in this issue. The author, Pranada Devi Dasi, has written it especially for modern yoga enthusiasts, with the hope that they’ll discover the glory of bhakti-yoga and its goal, Lord Krishna.

This issue has two biographical articles. Mayapur-shashi Dasa writes about Sanatana Goswami, one of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s leading disciples, and Satyaraja Dasa presents a “biography” of the Bhagavad-gita.

A Sadhu in Red Square, by Kashishvara Dasa, is another article with a historical slant, focused on an unforgettable moment during Prabhupada’s visit to communist Moscow.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa

Articles this month:

The Path of Heartfulness

By Pranada Devi Dasi A concise handbook introduces bhakti-yoga to spiritual seekers and western yogis. "Bhakti is the yoga of ...

Tests

By Vishakha Devi Dasi A daughter's final exam inspires a mother's thoughts on life's tests. Like academic tests, spiritual tests ...

The Life of a Text: Bhagavad-gita Through the Centuries

By Satyaraja Dasa A biographical narrative of the Gita reveals her dimensions and the personalities who broadened her reach. Lord ...

Sri Sri Krishna-Balarama in the Abode of the Reclining Vishnu

By Narayana Dasa A new ISKCON temple has arisen in Trivandrum, an ancient holy city and the capital of the ...

Sanatana Goswami: The Teacher of Devotional Service

By Mayapur-shashi Dasa A short biography of the leader of the illustrious Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. July 27 marks the ...

A Sadhu at Red Square

By Kashishvara Dasa One of the honor guards at Lenin's tomb remembers the unusual sight all those years ago. One ...

The Gitas of the Bhagavatam

By Gauranga Darshana Dasa Special "songs" in the Bhagavatam exemplify the variety of flavors found in this richest of scriptures ...

Don’t Identify with the Mind – Identify the Mind

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Like other yoga practices, bhakti-yoga requires that we control our mind. Here are four strategies. Four ...

Our Intimate Relationship with Krishna

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaLecture given in New York on November 29, 1973 Srila Prabhupada explains ...