With this issue, we give you an idea of where we're going and what's to come. Our goal is the same as ever Krsna but our outlook is in many ways new.

We're coming up with new features for Back to Godhead and refining old ones. Read within and see what you think.

The Hare Krsna movement is getting older, wiser, more expansive, more mature. And it has run into new problems, new perplexities, new challenges.

I'm convinced that Krsna consciousness can solve all problems, resolve all perplexities, meet all challenges. So let's unfold that consciousness here, in the pages of BTG.

Arjuna was lost, bewildered, on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra. But when he surrendered to Krsna, Krsna enlightened Him, and all his problems were solved.

That's what will work in our lives too. The more we surrender to Krsna, the more our path in life becomes clear. And the more clearly we understand, the more understanding we can offer to the world.

I want to thank my senior Godbrother, teacher, and friend Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami, the Editor of BTG for twenty years, who has handed the care of the magazine over to me. In carrying out my duties, I feel fortunate to have his blessings.

The success of BTG depends on the blessings of the devotees: the blessings of Srila Prabhupada, who started it, the previous acaryas, who inspired it, and the present devotees of the Krsna consciousness movement, whom it is meant to serve and who are spreading its message.

It depends, also, on the good wishes of all its readers, who give of their time and money to receive what Back to Godhead has to offer.

Thank you for joining us or thank you for staying with us and offering us your encouragement, suggestions, and help.

Here I'd also like to thank Mr. Santino Coppolino, of Toronto, Canada, and our longtime friend Adi Kesava Dasa. They set us up with the new desktop publishing system we're using to put out BTG. We're sure Lord Krsna is pleased with them for their service.

Thanks also to Navina Krsna Dasa and Advaita Acarya Dasa for their valuable encouragement and counsel.

And my special thanks to Mr. Shrikumar Poddar, who has selflessly shared with us his vision, experience, and expertise in magazine publishing-and whose good advice we are only beginning to follow. May Lord Krsna bless him more and more.

May Lord Krsna bless every one of our readers with transcendental dust from His lotus feet.

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

Your servant,
Jayadvaita Swami