A Guiding Light
There have been many times when, living in this world, something has me down. It seems that around that time, I've had BTG suddenly arrive at my doorstep. Every issue is a guiding light, a path in the direction of our sweet Lord and provider.
I thank you for being there for me, and with Krsna's help you will be there for many years to come.
Levittown, New York
Spreading the Maha-mantra
Thank you for showing how Hare Krsna youth are combining an incredible service with fun by touring North America in a bus: performing kirtanas, assisting the Festival of India, and enjoying respites along the way (Jan/Feb). I wish ISKCON could have lots of traveling parties with the purpose of reaching the nooks and crannies across the globe and fulfilling the prophecy that the maha-mantra will be heard in every town and village.
Rupacandra Devi DasiBonners Ferry, Idaho
I am writing to thank the BTG staff for the wonderful issue of Jan/Feb 2004, which really touched the core of my conditioned mind and heart.
Indradyumna Swami really touches us with so many wonderful Vaisnava stories, as he shared in "Post-Woodstock Bliss." His story about the man who read Srila Prabhupada's books especially about Rathayatra and Lord Caitanya's dancing in front of Lord Jagannatha really touched my heart, causing me to cry.
Awakening to our spirit-soul reality through devotee association is truly a mercy bestowed by Srila Prabhupada. I had lost hope, felt abandoned, and deeply thought I could never receive the mercy of Lord Krsna again in this lifetime, but by the eternal mercy of a bona fide spiritual master, I also know that nothing is sweeter than Krsna consciousness.
I just read the latest issue of BTG. I couldn't put it down. I've had several people question why I don't eat eggs. They can understand meat but not eggs. My feeble attempts to establish eggs as a life force or equal to a woman's egg (hence her menstrual cycle) fell on deaf ears. But this issue included a detailed explanation in Letters. What timing!
I've also been wondering about Krsna's disappearance, which I hadn't been able to locate in any of the books I have. Then here come articles on Somnath and the Uddhava Gita. What timing again!
This is the first issue I've ever been able to read in one sitting. You and your staff have brought me that much closer to Krsna today. I thank you.
San Antonio, Texas
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