Krishna Kathamrita Bindu
Posted May 17, 2009
Started in 2001 as a humble attempt to serve Srila Prabhupada and the preachers of the mission of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu is especially meant for devotees who were interested in going deep into the tradition and literature of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Our policy from the beginning has been to simply focus on krishna-katha - no politics, exposes, revolutions, or institutional bashing or promotion. Tad-vag-visargo janatagha-viplavo - our conviction is that krishna-katha and krishna-nama automatically changes everything for the better. They are the ultimate solutions to all problems in this world. In the words of Srila Saraswati Thakur, "The person who determines that there is scope for reform of the world himself stands in need of reform. ... As soon as Krishna enters the listening ear, he clears up the vision of the listener so that he no longer has any ambition of ever acting the part of a reformer of any other person, because he finds that nobody is left without the very highest guidance. It is therefore his own reform that he is increasingly able to realize, by the eternally continuing mercy of the Supreme Lord." [Read the complete article in Bindu 177 Click Here]
Bindu has featured many first-time translations, including stories and songs from little-known works, such as Sri Tilak Ramdas' "Abhiram Lilamrta", Yadunandan Das' "Karnananda", Jagadbandhu Bhadra's "Gaura-pada-tarangini", Gopijanavallabha Das' "Rasika Mangala", Krishnadas' "Syamananda Prakash", Jiva Goswami's "Gopal Campu" and Padma, Nrsimha, Brahma-vaivarta and other Puranas.
Bindu comes out twice a month, on every ekadasi. Each four-page issue begins with an inspiring article from His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and nearly every issue includes something from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Thakur Bhaktivinode. Articles by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami are a common feature as well as contemporary articles by the Bindu editors.
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