May/June 2012

Welcome Surapala Dasa, from Poland, wanted urgently to spread Krishna consciousness, but when he and his wife, Krishna-mayi Devi Dasi, moved to America, they had no idea they’d end up starting a temple in the spiritually challenging atmosphere of Las Vegas. Krishna blessed their endeavor, however, and you can read about the progress they’ve made in “Krishna’s New Playground.” Lisa Chastain, one of the beneficiaries of their efforts, tells her story in “I Found Krishna in Las Vegas.”

This issue also celebrates a milestone for Back to Godhead magazine: Ten years ago some of our staff members launched the website Now run from the BTG offices by second-generation Hare Krishna devotees, it has become an online destination for millions of devotees and anyone else who wants to learn more about Krishna.

In the last issue, Satyaraja Dasa introduced us to the first five of the twenty-four gurus mentioned in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. This time he writes about the other nineteen in “A World of Gurus.” Vishakha Devi Dasi tell us about “The Magic of Hearing About Krishna and His Devotees,” and Navina Syama Dasa discusses the three gunas, or modes of material nature, the cosmic forces that influence everything we do.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

The Magic of Hearing About Krishna and His Devotees

By Vishakha Devi Dasi Why hearing is the first and most important of the nine kinds of devotional service to ...
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The Personal and Impersonal Features of the Absolute Truth

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness The sun and the ...
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A World of Gurus

By Satyaraja Dasa The Srîmad-Bhågavatam introduces us to teachers we might expect, and to a few we might not. Having ...
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The Ropes That Bind Us

By Navina Syama Dasa Understanding the gunas described in the Vedic literature provides a unique perspective on God, the world, ...
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I Found Krishna in Las Vegas

By Lisa Chastain A lifelong search for God ends in the most unexpected of places. Last year I found myself ...
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By Radha McClellan Launched in 2002,—a website all about Krsnas become an indispensible spiritual resource for many people. In ...
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Krishna’s New Playground

By Krishna-mayi Devi Dasi After getting too many hints they couldn't ignore, a devotee couple decides, with reasonable trepidation, to ...
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