In this issue we read a report on last year’s cowprotection conference held in the Czech Republic and attended by Hare Krishna farmers from around Europe. Cow protection is fundamental to the spiritual culture promoted by India’s ancient scriptures, and His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada wanted his disciples to protect cows and bulls by engaging them in their natural work on farms. Several Hare Krishna farms in Europe are making steady progress toward self-sufficiency based on ox power and cows.
In “Power Struggles,” Kapila Monet writes about another kind of power the power to control, which drives the materialist. He describes how the thirst for power can never be quenched until one surrenders to Lord Krishna, the source of all power.
We’re dependent on Krishna for the power to accomplish anything, material or spiritual. When a small group of devotees in Panama desired to honor Him by holding a grand Rathayatra festival, He empowered them with success.
From the other side of the world, Lokanath Swami tells us about the seventeenthcentury saint Tukarama, empowered by the Lord to spread the chanting of the holy names in western India.
• 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 Krishna, the Personality of Godhead