The Hare Krsna movement was shocked in March by the passing of two devotees in a car accident in India. His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami, an early disciple of Srila Prabhupada, was a guru and a longtime leader in the movement. Vrndavanesvari Devi Dasi, wife of the president of ISKCON's rural community near Auckland, New Zealand, had for years faithfully served Lord Krsna in a variety of ways. A short "In Memoriam" for these devotees appears in this issue. To all who knew and loved these dedicated servants of the Lord, we offer our heartfelt condolences.
Devotees are preparing a feature article about Tamal Krsna Goswami for the next issue, and right now you can find more about both him and Vrndavanesvari on our web site (www.krishna.com).
Also in this issue, we explore the need for faith, study the forms and moods of prayer, witness the progress of Krsna consciousness in Ukraine, learn of seven results of chanting Hare Krsna, hear of a unique king blessed with attraction for Lord Caitanya, and discover Krsna's energy behind everything from lemons to computers.
(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.