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November/December 2019

WELCOME  Most of the articles in this issue directly involve Vaishnava scriptures, or books within ancient India’s vast body of literature that focus on Lord Krishna, His expansions, His incarnations, His devotees, and numerous topics related to Him. Satyaraja Dasa’s “Bhagavata Mahatmya: The Journey and Rejuvenation of Bhakti Devi” draws on a noteworthy section of the fifty-five-thousand-verse Padma Purana. In “Lust Bites the Dust,” Chaitanya Charana Dasa continues his series highlighting lessons from the Ramayana relevant to our material and spiritual lives.

In “A Small but Profound Preface,” Giriraja Govinda Dasa looks closely at Srila Prabhupada’s preface to his commentated translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam, a book Prabhupada knew could spiritualize the world. “MotelGita: Solace for the Traveling Soul” informs us of a flourishing program that’s placing Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is in numerous hotel rooms.

Gauranga Darshana Dasa relies mainly on Srimad-Bhagavatam to show how Krishna is “The Reservoir of All Beauties.” “Bharata, Son of Rishabhadeva,” the book excerpt in this issue, also relies on the Srimad-Bhagavatam to the tell the story of King Bharata and his two subsequent births.

Finally, Ratnakara Gauranga Dasa describes an episode in his life to show that Srimad-Bhagavatam is “The Book that Responds to Your Desire.”

Hare Krishna. – Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Book that Responds to Your Desire

While packing for a trip to America, an Indian couple must reluctantly leave their beloved Bhagavatam volumes behind. By Ratnakara ...
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Krishna, the Supreme Controller

Srila Prabhupada explains that understanding God begins by recognizing that someone’s in control of nature and us. By His Divine ...
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Lust Bites the Dust

Ravana, the main villain of the Ramayana, represents the selfish, harmful desires that plague our hearts. By Chaitanya Charana Dasa ...
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The Reservoir of All Beauties

Srimad-Bhagavatam and other scriptures reveal the unsurpassed beauty of Krishna’s form and character. By Gauranga Darshana Dasa The enchanting beauty ...
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Bharata, Son of Rishabhadeva

The history of three lifetimes of one soul – as an exemplary king, an enlightened deer, and an incognito saint ...
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A Small but Profound Preface

An appreciation of Srila Prabhupada’s opening words in his presentation of Srimad-Bhagavatam. By Giriraja Govinda Dasa Srila Prabhupada introduces his ...
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MotelGita: Solace for the Traveling Soul

Travelers in North America and elsewhere are discovering Bhagavad-gita As It Is in their hotel-room nightstands. By Nandini Kishori Devi ...
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Bhagavata Mahatmya: The Journey and Rejuvenation of Bhakti Devi

Through an allegory, a section of the Padma Purana traces the spread of devotion to Krishna in India during the ...
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The Cycles Shall Prevail

We’re tiny creatures rotating on the wheel of time, but we can bring the miserable ride to an end. By ...
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