Nagaraja Dasa - Back To Godhead

This issue contains three articles on the feminine aspect of God. Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy, following the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, states that God and His feminine consort are two persons and one person simultaneously. Though this idea is said to be inconceivable, defying logic, it implies that our conceptions of Krishna, Rama, Vishnu, and other full manifestations of God are incomplete if we neglect to consider Radha, Sita, and Laksmi as parts of their identity. As Srila Prabhupada would often point out, God is not Krishna alone but Radha-Krishna. The three Goddess articles in this issue focus on their unique identities as well as their relationships with their masculine counterparts.

This issue also contains a new centerfold painting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu. Lord Caitanya is Krishna Himself, and Nityananda is His brother, Balarama. They appeared in Bengal five hundred years ago to establish sankirtana the congregational chanting of the names of God  as the prescribed religion for the current age.

Sankirtana is the heart of the Hare Krishna movement. That’s why you’ll find devotees chanting in public places around the world. Krishna-krpa Dasa’s “Chanting at the World’s Biggest Street Party” is a good example of sankirtana in action today.

Our Purposes
• 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.