This Issue's cover story takes us to the Ardennes Forest of Belgium, site of major World War II battles. In an area replete with war memorials, we find a beautiful old castle at the center of a sourishing Krsna conscious community: Radhadesh. The castle-turned-temple has become a popular tourist attraction, giving residents the chance to show others life with Krsna in the center.
Also in this issue, we follow up on an article we ran five years ago about the Druze, an Israeli Arab sect with spiritual roots in India. Dhira Govinda Dasa, who wrote the first article, now describes the joyful trip a group of Druze leaders made to India last spring (a trip that included a meeting of the Druze and the Dalai Lama at a Hare Krsna temple).
In our excerpt from Devamrta Swami's Searching for Vedic India, you'll hear unabashed praise for the Vedas from European thinkers who first encountered them. The book is a comprehensive look at evidence supporting the authenticity and superiority of Vedic culture and philosophy.
Satyaraja Dasa continues his enlightening series on Lord Caitanya's "Eight Teachings." And we celebrate an auspicious event on our Vaisnava calendar with Amala Bhakta Dasa's "The Appearance of Radha Kunda."
Hare 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.