In this issue we gain an appreciation of what Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krsna movement, meant when he would say that Krsna consciousness is a great science. The lead article, a lecture by Srila Prabhupada, introduces us to some of the categories of expansions and incarnations of God, or Krsna. Prabhupada quotes Lord Krsna, who says that if you know Him in truth, you'll return to Him after death. And there's plenty to learn, as we see in "Names and Forms of the Absolute Truth," which includes a chart to help us keep it all straight.
In "Wonderful Krsna" we learn of the paradoxes of Krsna's opulences. He's the all-powerful, limitless controller of everything, yet He's conquered by His devotees' love.
The love exchanged between Krsna and His devotees is most touchingly displayed in Vrndavana, His eternal abode in the spiritual world, a replica of which we can visit in India today. In "Introducing My Daughters to Vrndavana," a family's trip to that holy place shows its power to instill in pilgrims an appreciation for wonderful Krsna.
(Nagaraja Dasa, Editor)
• 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.