This issue features a photo article on Krishna consciousness coming to Africa, a comparison of modern science to a frog in a well and an excerpt from the then upcoming Sri Caitanya-caritamrta describing how Lord Caitanya defeated the Buddhists.
The following eight principles are the basis of the Krishna consciousness movement. We invite all of our readers to consider them with an open mind and then visit one of the ISKCON center to see how they are being applied in every day life.
The whole world of science and technology is running on the false idea that life is born from matter. We cannot allow this nonsensical theory to go unchallenged. Life does not come from matter. Matter is generated from life.
The story of how the Hare Krishna movement came to Africa starts in 1971 in the United States when I received a letter from my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, instructing me to go immediately to West Pakistan for preaching work.
I can understand the importance you place on the exalted science of bhakti-yoga and on receiving knowledge through an unbroken chain of spiritual masters, but is there no room for other methods, other religions and other gurus?
The African mission is the same as everywhere in the world: to go out and present Krishna consciousness and to convince people that Krishna conscious is the solution to their problems.
ISKCON devotees from Atlanta purchased a 250-acre farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of southern with beautiful green hillsides for pasturing the cows.
The Buddhists began to chant the holy names of Krishna, Rama and Hari in unison. Soon the Buddhist scholar regained consciousness and also began to chant the holy name of Lord Hari, much to the astonishment of the onlookers.