This Issue coincides with Janmastami, the anniversary of Lord Krsna's appearance on earth fifty centuries ago. Chief among the reasons for Lord Krsna's descent is His desire to attract all souls to Him and to their rightful position as His servants. In this issue we visit a temple where Krsna's power to attract is proclaimed by the deity's name: Madana-Mohana, "The Attractor of Cupid." Cupid, or lust for sensual enjoyment, lures us all, but if we "Practice Loving Krsna," as Sridhara Swami entreats us, we'll witness the superior pull of Krsna.
But even all-powerful Lord Krsna can be conquered, as Srila Prabhupada explains in "Conquering the Unconquerable." And, we learn from Satyaraja Dasa in "Radharani: The Feminine Side of God," Krsna is especially defeated by the love of His greatest devotee.
The exchanges of love between Radha and Krsna are the essence of purity, understood and savored by only the purest, most devoted souls. In "Real Humility," Urmila Devi Dasi provides insight into what it takes to develop even one of the essential qualifications of such purified souls.
(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.