WELCOME This issue coincides with the anniversary of the appearance of Lord Narasimha, Lord Krishna’s incarnation as half man, half lion. To commemorate this event, we present an excerpt from Narasimha: the Divine Protector, written by Dhruva Dasa and filled with stunning photos of various deities of Lord Narasimha taken by Damodara Rati Dasa. While the deities presented in this issue are all worshiped in the Indian state of Karnataka, the book contains photos of deities in various parts of India, along with stories of their discoveries by the intrepid writer-photographer duo.
Several articles in this issue deal with time. Giriraja Govinda Dasa’s “Perspectives on Time and Space” gives Prabhupada’s and the Bhagavatam’s views on the topic, and Indra Krishna’s “The World Beyond Time” contrasts Krishna’s time-free world with the material world, where time rules all.
Satyaraja Dasa’s “Dashavatara and Evolutionary Theory” touches on the theme of time as well, as he discusses Krishna’s ten incarnations and Darwinian evolution, both of which occur over long expanses of time.
Not to stretch the “time” theme too much, it’s safe to say that Chaitanya Charana’s “Life of Devotional Dynamism” is also about time – how we use it in our lives to progress toward attaining the timeless world of eternal love.
Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor