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May/June 2016

WELCOME  Last August, Kolkata’s 15,000-seat Netaji Indoor Stadium was filled beyond capacity – twice – to commemorate Srila Prabhupada’s departure for America in 1965. In this issue, “Celebrating Prabhupada’s Historic Journey” reports on what took place.

When Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta, he was leaving India to tell people elsewhere who God is. Perhaps no one he knew expected him to be successful. But he convinced Americans and people around the world that this person named Krishna is not a mythological figure but is in fact “the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Navina Shyama Dasa’s “Not Your Everyday God” shows how Krishna shatters limited, stereotypical ideas of God to give us a fuller view of the source of all that is.

As a tribute to the person who brought Krishna into their lives, in the 1970s disciples of Srila Prabhupada built a stunning memorial in his honor in the hills of West Virginia. Satyaraja Dasa reviews the history of its construction and the efforts underway to restore it to its original glory.

Sureshvara Dasa’s series on Srila Prabhupada continues with a discussion of varnashrama, a part of Prabhupada’s plan to spread Krishna consciousness that he left unfulfilled, entrusted into the hands of his dedicated followers.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

His Varnashrama Challenge

By Suresvara Dasa While spreading Krsna consciousness worldwide, Srila Prabhupada used the Sanskrit term varnasrama at least four ways, and ...
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What Is Astrology All About?

By Sri Radha Govinda Dasi Astrology is a tool that can help us materially and spiritually, provided we know how ...
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Take Shelter of Devotion

By His Divine grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada A lecture in NYC on November 23, 1966 To enter a true loving ...
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A Facelift for Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold

By Satyaraja Dasa In the 1970s a dedicated group of devotees cooperated to build it; now a new group is ...
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Celebrating Prabhupada’s Historic Journey

By Radharamana Dasa On the morning of 13 August 1965, at the Khidirpur dock in Kolkata, Srila Prabhupada boarded the ...
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Not Your Everyday God

By Navina-Syama Dasa Krishna is far more colorful and captivating than what most people expect of God. God. Perhaps no ...
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Vaishnava Compassion

By Mayapur-shashi Dasa Vaishnava acts of compassion are valuable even when apparently not on the level of transcendence. Pure Vaishnavas ...
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Kirtan Course: A Transformative Experience

By Cintamani Madhavi Devi Dasi A young devotee from Chile travels to Belgium to increase her enthusiasm for chanting the ...
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The Soul, Its Condition, and Its Path to Freedom

By Akshay Gupta Self-realization entails knowing not only who we are, but also how to free ourselves from our state of ...
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