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May/June 2018

WELCOME  Srila Prabhupada occasionally used the term “Hindu” when referring to his Krishna consciousness movement, but he tended to avoid doing so. One reason is that most people associate Hinduism with polytheism, and Krishna consciousness, or Vaishnavism, is definitely not polytheistic. In “Many Gods or One?” Satyaraja Dasa addresses the topic of polytheism in relation to Vaishnavism.

Two articles in this issue deal with the challenge of answering questions about ultimate reality: “In Defense of the Vedic View,” by Badrinarayan Swami, and “The Reliable Way to Gain Knowledge,” the first Back to Godhead article by Giriraja Govinda Dasa, a scientist by profession.

Longtime contributor Vishakha Devi Dasi’s “Joy of Devotion” and first-time author Osho Raman’s “The Uniqueness of Transcendental Hunger” discuss the natural happiness of the soul’s relationship with Krishna.

Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi’s “From One Percent to a Hundred” presents Krishna conscious insights on death and danger, and Chaitanya Charana Dasa’s “Intention in Tension?” points out the need to think before we speak.

Srila Prabhupada’s lecture opens the issue with important lessons related to the subtle law of karma. And in “Bearer of Light for the West,” Yogeshvara Dasa tells of Prabhupada’s historic voyage to America.

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Bearer of Light for the West

By Yogeshvara Dasa What did Krishna have in store for A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami as he embarked, essentially penniless, on ...

Joy of Devotion

Vishakha Devi Dasi "To be blissful – to be joyful – is our birthright. It’s part of who we are; ...

The Uniqueness of Transcendental Hunger

By Osho Raman It is up to us to decide which cuisine we want to feast on. To relish dream ...

From One Percent to a Hundred

By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi A little connection to Krishna can save us from the greatest fear. The past year ...

The Reliable Way to Gain Knowledge

By Giriraja Govinda Dasa Some considerations about the two primary means of acquiring knowledge: induction and deduction. “Everywhere life means ...

Intention in Tension?

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Reflections on how to avoid launching unintentional verbal attacks on others and how to weather such ...

In Defense of the Vedic View

By Badrinarayan Swami "Both the Vaishnava theists and the materialists each present their own set of amazing stories. The choice ...

Action Without Reaction

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in New Delhi on November 3, 1973 Lord Krishna ...