In This Issue we hope to satisfy you both intellectually and aesthetically. Bhaktivedanta Institute scientist Sadaputa Dasa tackles tough questions about the universe of the Vedas, and watercolor artist Annapurna Devi Dasi shows how Krsna consciousness can simply mean being moved by the beauty of Krsna. The scientist and the artist both find refuge under the shelter of Krsna.
Krsna offers His shelter to all of us. Ultimately, He wants our full surrender. Because we're eternally subordinate parts of Him, surrender is natural for us. But uncovering our original nature takes time. Fortunately, as Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami explains in "No Fear," Lord Krsna gratefully accepts all our service to Him, and even a small amount guarantees us a chance to keep working on our spiritual progress in the next life. "The Story of Jivatma" tells how we got caught up in the endless cycle of lives and how to get out of it.
Although we're tiny souls lost in a perplexing universe, we belong in the spiritual world with Lord Krsna in one of His innumerable forms. We learn about that world and those forms in "Lord Caitanya's Teachings to Sanatana Goswami."
(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.