Back to Godhead Magazine is for Intelligent People only.


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Back to Godhead magazine is for intelligent people only. To be intelligent, one need not have a university degree or engage in intellectual word jugglery because the higher intelligence required for understanding Back to Godhead is not a matter of mundane academic research. The really intelligent person is one who will accept information about God from higher authorities and regard the science of Krishna consciousness as valuable and important.

The Vedic scriptures state: “In the Age of Kali [our present age of quarrel and hypocrisy], people who have sufficient intelligence will worship the Supreme Lord by performing congregational chanting of His holy names.” This refers to the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra printed on this page. Chanting this mantra is recommended as the easy and sublime method for becoming free of all the contamination of this materialistic age and attaining the highest bliss of love of God.

People who are too attached to acquiring temporary material possessions and pleasures, as well as people who take a narrow sectarian view of religion, will not have the intelligence to comprehend the value of chanting the names of God. Their disinclination to understand it is a sign of impurity of heart, which has covered their real intelligence. But whoever is innocent and truly intelligent will be attracted to chanting Hare Krishna—and he or she is the most learned member of society.

There are many names of God throughout the world and the universe, but according to Vedic knowledge Krishna is the supreme name. Therefore this chanting is recommended as supreme. Krishna is the Supreme Intelligent Being, and when we associate with Him by His holy name, all ignorance and suffering are dissipated. We therefore invite everyone to chant Hare Krishna and be happy.

Hare Krishna Devotees on Street Sankirtan, Kirtan, in USA, 1973.

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