March/April 2010

Lord Krishna’s first lesson to Arjuna in the Bhagavad-gita is “You’re not the body; you’re an eternal spiritual being.” When Arjuna hears this, he wonders, “Does that mean I need to give up everything and go off somewhere to meditate?” It’s a natural question.

Arjuna asks Krishna for guidance. Krishna tells him that he should keep working but spiritualize his occupation by connecting it to Him. Krishna repeats this point throughout the Gita, making it one of the book’s central lessons.

In this issue, three articles deal with the subject of work and Krishna consciousness: “Hold On!” “Krishna’s Economics: 1 – 1 = 1,” and “All Work and No Pray Makes Our Lives Wasted.” These articles contain valuable insights into how to keep Krishna at the center of our lives as we go to work each day.

In this issue you’ll also hear about a devotee couple who decided on a different course for their lives. Inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s vision and instructions, they rejected entering the workforce and instead dedicated themselves fully to spreading Krishna consciousness. They relied on Krishna for their maintenance, and He provided. A gorgeous temple in Utah stands as a testament to their devotion and Krishna’s blessings.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Sources of Suffering

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapada Lecture given in Vrindavan, India, November 4, 1976 Because we are ...

Transcending the Three Modes of Material Nature

By Narasimha Swami Dasa Lord Krishna gives clear lessons on how material nature controls us through three modes and how ...

Hold On!

By Manish Goel A message from within and a timely lecture help remove a devotee's doubts about the spiritual value ...

A Successful Quest

By Daivisakti Devi Dasi From childhood, she wanted to understand the teachings of God, and He led her to the ...

Krishna’s Economics: 1 – 1 = 1

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi Taking shelter of Krishna is the key to peace and prosperity. Last year, eight Academy ...

All Work and No Pray Makes Our Lives Wasted

By Indra Krishna Dasa How we can give our work meaning beyond the paycheck. The hot, sweltering Dubai sun is ...

Earth: A Meditation

By Urmila Devi Dasi While we live on the Earth and use its products, the solid forms of Krishna's energy ...

Temple On a Hill

By Amrita Gopala Dasi Two dedicated disciples of Srila Prabhupada have brought Krishna consciousness to the heart of Mormon country ...