This book is a compilation of the articles I have written for Back
to Godhead magazine to date.
The inspiration to compile this book
initially came from seeing a similar collection
of articles in a small book by Ravindra
Svarupa prabhu. Further, various devotees
have encouraged me to collect the scattered
articles into one place for easy reference. I am
pleased to offer this book to those friends and
My areas of service and devotional projects
are reflected in these pages - Padayatra,
Tirtha-Yatras (pilgrimages to holy places),
Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial Celebrations, and a few of the many
festivals devotees like to attend. Although most of the articles are
more than ten or twenty years old, they are still relevant today. Words
that describe and glorify devotees and devotional service never age.
They provide new inspiration again and again.
We are glad to present the second edition of Back To Home (BTG
articles). The first edition was dull - lacking the punch and pizzazz
of BIG magazine’s layout, design, illustrations and glossy photos.
Srila Prabhupada writes, "So conjointly make the appearance of BTG
very nicely. The front cover page should be a nicely painted picture."
In another letter Srila Prabhupada writes, "...We should not present
a shabby thing." What we lacked in the previous edition, we are
trying to make up in this one. We hope that you will like it.
Authors generally do not allow their work to be published
without permission, however I would like to encourage readers to
freely reproduce, distribute, and translate these articles.
Thanks to the Back to Godhead staff, especially Managing Editor,
Nagaraja prabhu for his assistance with my articles and for supplying
all the texts on short notice. Thanks to Dinanath Dasa for the layout
and design of the first edition.
I would like to dedicate this book to Srila Prabhupada, who
personally started the Back to Godhead magazine. He wrote many
articles for it before writing his books and once said that Back to
Godhead is fhe backbone of ISKCON. I am fortunate to have the
opportunity to support Back to Godhead by submitting articles. I
present this publication in the hope of pleasing Srila Prabhupada,
who encouraged his disciples and followers to write extensively, just
as he did.
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