September/October 2009

This issue contains several articles having to do with the lives of Hare Krishna devotees. To write her Ph.D. thesis, Padma Devi Dasi, from Australia, turned to the Bhagavad-gita. She examined Australian environmental scientists in the light of Krishna’s teachings on the three modes of material nature. Her article “Global Environmental Management and the Vedic Triguna” reveals what she discovered.

Satyaraja Dasa has written about another Australian devotee in “Do or Die With Jaya Vijaya”—that’s Jaya Vijaya Dasa. He runs a martial arts school where he mixes in basic lessons on Krishna consciousness.

In “A Vision from the Heart,” Murari Gupta Dasa, from Back to Godhead’s India office, reports on a blind devotee whose attraction to chanting Krishna’s names is a source of inspiration for all those around him.

In “Krishna’s Perfect Timing: Revealing a Covered Devotee,” Karnamrita Dasa writes that his early life gave no hint that he would become a Krishna devotee. But his transition makes sense, he says, when one considers Lord Krishna’s teaching that even death cannot destroy one’s spiritual progress.

Along with Srila Prabhupada’s lecture and two Vedic Observer pieces, articles by Ravindra Svarupa Dasa, Urmila Devi Dasi, and Caitanya Carana Dasa round out the issue.

Hare Krishna.—Nagaraja Dasa, Editor

Articles this month:

Fire: A Meditation

By Urmila Devi Dasi By thinking about the qualities of fire, we can remember Krishna, the source of all energies ...

From Ignorance to Enlightenment

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapada Lecture given in Vrindavan, India, October 27, 1976 To avoid the ...

Global Environmental Management and the Vedic Triguna

By Padma Devi Dasi Can knowledge of the three modes of nature shed light on the underlying causes of substandard ...

A Vision from the Heart

By Murari Gupta Dasa The power of devotional service manifests brilliantly in the life of a unique devotee. I first ...

Krishna’s Perfect Timing: Revealing a Covered Devotee

By Karnamrita Dasa A devotee's early life often gives no clues about what is to come. My early life gave ...

Do or Die With Jaya Vijaya

By Satyaraja Dasa One devotee’s journey through martial arts and Krishna consciousness. When I first heard the words "Hanuman Taekwondo," ...

Sense Gratification: An Essay in Pathology

By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa Krishna reveals that the world works in precisely the opposite of the way we suppose. In ...

God Is Great—and Sweet

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa Scriptures like the Srimad-Bhagavatam reveal that God is not only the omnipotent creator and stern judge, but a ...