Krishna-Avanti Primary School, Britain's first government-funded Hindu school, is founded on the principles of Vaishnavism, or devotion to Krishna. In this issue, Tattvavit Dasa tells us about the school and a visit by Queen Elizabeth.
Creating the school required the united efforts of many members of ISKCON's congregation in the UK. In another part of the world, another project demands much greater combined energy to reverse an ongoing ecological disaster: the destruction of the sacred Yamuna River in India. In "The Save Yamuna Campaign," Caitanya Carana Dasa reports on the river's problems and efforts by environmentalists and Krishna devotees to do something about them.
To support a good cause, whether building a Krishna-centered school or saving a sacred river, donors must give money, time, or energy to benefit others. Making such sacrifices isn't always easy. But as Karnamrta Dasa writes in "Give to Live," giving is central to the Krishna conscious life and is an expression of who we really are as spiritual beings.
Giving to a spiritual cause becomes easier when we understand that whatever we possess is, like the title of Srila Prabhupada's lecture in this issue, "Krishna's Separated Energy."
Hare Krishna.-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 Krishna, the Personality of Godhead.