Whether you've studied yoga in depth, or simply felt some interest, this issue of Back to Godhead has something for you.

Five hundred years ago, Lord Caitanya revitalized the practice of bhakti (devotional) yoga, as taught by Lord Krsna in the ancient Bhagavad-gita and other Vedic scriptures. In 1966, Srila Prabhupada brought the Hare Krsna movement from India to the West, and soon, by his efforts, bhakti-yoga began spreading all over the world.

In this issue you'll learn how bhakti-yoga begins with chanting God's names. You'll discover what the Vedas say about this easy but powerful process of meditation. And you'll see how bhakti-yoga blossoms to encompass a rich, transcendent culture of spirituality.

Enjoy these pages of art, cuisine, philosophy, literature, and personal experiences, all connected to Lord Krsna through bhakti, the yoga of spiritual love.

We're happy to have you with us. To help you get oriented, we've included a Glossary on page 29. Hare Krsna.

(Nagaraja Dasa,Editor)

Our Purposes

• To help all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from the temporary.
• To expose the faults of materialism.
• To offer guidance in the Vedic techniques of spiritual life.
• To preserve and spread the Vedic culture.
• To celebrate the chanting of the holy names of God as taught by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
• To help every living being remember and serve Sri Krsna, the Personality of Godhead.