Nagaraja Dasa - Back To Godhead

When Lord Krishna appeared about five hundred years ago as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He gave two primary instructions: perfect your life by following the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita, and spread the Gita’s message to others. This issue contains three articles that deal with the second instruction.

In Srila Prabhupada’s lecture, which opens the issue, he quotes a text from the Vedic literature directing every human being to serve others. Prabhupada explains why the best way to serve our fellow human beings is to deliver to them Krishna’s teachings. In “Teaching Bhakti in a University Town,” we hear how a devotee couple is spreading Krishna’s message in Charlottesville, Virginia, having taken the initiative to teach the Bhagavad-gita to university students there. Across the ocean in South Africa, Krishna’s devotees are delivering Krishna consciousness to the local African people, knowing that the unity South Africa strives for can be attained only on the spiritual platform.

Padma Devi Dasi’s “Krishna, the Supreme Psychologist” deals directly with Krishna’s teachings, showing how they’re the answer to all our problems, whether of body, mind, or soul. Articles by Ërmila Devi Dasi, Visakha Devi Dasi, and Tattvavit Dasa relate Lord Krishna’s teachings to space, money, and ancient Greece.

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.