Back to Godhead Issue, July/Aug 2020, Download

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Back to Godhead is a magazine offering articles and information on Krishna consciousness (or bhakti-yoga). The magazine is published six time each year, and is available here per issue, or as a subscription. Back to Godhead is also available online at:


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This Issue

Founder's Lecture: Prepare to Go to Krishna, by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada explains that only the foolish person doesn’t know that we are all on the threshold of death.

Absurdity, Abdication, and Abuse: Lessons from the Mahabharata, by Chaitanya Charana Dasa

Like Dhritarashtra, all who are blinded by their attachments invite misfortune upon themselves.

Steer Your Life Guided by Wisdom, by Gaura Sharana Dasa

The benefit of having a human body over an animal body is the ability to direct our life toward a higher destination.

An Eventful Tour: Lessons from Krishna’s Entrance into Mathura, by Gauranga Darshana Dasa

When the young village cowherd enters the big city, He flouts the law and order of its evil king.

The Science of Chanting: Going Beyond Mere Syllables, by Satyaraja Dasa

If anyone eager for devotional service utters the holy name even partially or improperly, the holy name exhibits its spiritual potency.

Book Excerpt: Living the Wisdom of Bhakti: Life As a Spiritual Practice, Volume One

Māyā Is Going to Test You, by Mahatma Dasa

What seem like obstacles on our spiritual path are all part of Krishna’s merciful plan for our progress.

The Spiritual Highway, by Tirumala Devi Dasi

We aspiring devotees may experience traffic congestion of a different kind – traffic congestion within the heart.

Devotional Surrender: An Embracing of Truth, by Urmila Devi Dasi

If we examine the real meaning of “surrender” to Krishna, we will find the concept to be dynamic and reciprocal.

Royal Duty, Divine Duty, by Vishakha Devi Dasi

A newcomer to the UK finds inspiration in the Queen’s example.

Departments: Letters, A Pause for Prayer, Calendar, Srimad-Bhagavatam: King Prithu Praises the Brahmanas and Vaishnavas, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out: Soul-Killing Rascals, Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra, In Memoriam: Srutidharma Dasa, From the Editor: When God Loses Control.

Product Details

This is the digital download PDF version of BTG Vol. 54, No. 4. Includes the usual departments, such as Letters, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, Calendar, and From the Editor.


Magazine, 68 pages. 8.25" x 11"