In the lecture opening this issue, Srila Prabhupada begins by discussing the dangers of sinful life and then goes on to speak about pious persons. He quotes Lord Krishna, who says in the Bhagavad-gita (7.16) that among the poor, the distressed, the inquisitive, and the learned, only the pious turn to Him to fulfill their particular need.

A principle of the philosophy of Krishna consciousness is that pious persons in any religious traditions can gain immensely from what it has to offer. That’s why Krishna’s devotees, understanding that human life is meant for spiritual progress, try to carry everywhere the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Krishna’s avatar for this age. In doing so, they naturally interact with members of various religions.

The cover story in this issue is about taking Krishna consciousness to Punjab, a predominantly Sikh state of India. The Krishna devotees found a warm welcome and much enthusiasm for chanting the holy names of God, the essence of Lord Chaitanya’s movement.

In New York, Satyaraja Dasa often finds opportunities to discuss Krishna consciousness with his Jewish family, and in this issue we hear about one such exchange in his article “Six Essential Questions.”

Hare Krishna.-Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Resolved to Live the Life of the Soul

By Visakha Devi Dasi The desire to be soul-conscious inspires a move to a soul-compatible place. "The soul [jivatma] is ...
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Led By The Hand

By Tarini Radha Devi Dasi Destiny would have turned her into a nonbeliever, but Krsna’s mercy saved her from the ...
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Only the Pious Turn to Krishna

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Seeking shelter from the ...
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Six Essential Questions

By Satyaraja Dasa The Srimad-Bhagavatam begins by answering questions which would benefit a sincere seeker of any religious tradition Last ...
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Spiritual Sportsmanship

By Navina Syama Dasa When it comes to the game of life, going for the gold is less important than ...
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“Surrender Unto Me”—Krishna’s Loving Invitation

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi Bhaktivinoda Thakura's instructions come to the aid of those of us who shudder at the ...
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Five Days in Punjab

By Vamshi Vihari Dasa With love and kindness, villagers welcome young Hare Krishna devotees carrying the holy name to their ...
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