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Sri Krishna Kathamrta Bindu
By Madhavananda Dasa

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

ISKCON Gopaljiu Publications is pleased to announce the launching of Sri Krishna Kathamrta Bindu, a free bi-weekly email mini-magazine, published every ekadasi, dedicated exclusively to Krishna Katha. Like the bigger Sri Krishna-kathamrta magazine, it is designed for those who want to go deep into the pastimes, philosophy, literature and history of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Bindu will feature regular articles from previous acaryas such as Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode, Viswanath Chakravarti, Rupa Goswami, etc., as well as new translations, research findings and contemporary articles.

We have taken the liberty to add your name to our initial subscription list because we feel that you'll like Bindu and will appreciate the drops of nectar every two weeks, conveniently delivered to your email address. The premier issue is being sent to you simultaneously attached to a separate text. (If somehow you do not receive it please contact us.) The first regular issue will appear on Varuthini Ekadasi, 19 April. If you are not interested in subscribing to this free service, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Just send a blank email to minimag@gopaljiu.org and type "Unsubscribe" in the subject line and you will be automatically removed from our list.

In upcoming issues you can look forward to reading excerpts from the lives of great acaryas such as Rasikananda Prabhu, Birchandra Prabhu, and Gangamata Goswamini, new translations of stories from different Puranas as well as little known but highly respected Gaudiya Vaishnava literatures such as, "Mahabhava Prakash,” written in the 1500's by Kahnai Kuntia, an Orissan associate of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu; "Sri Abhiram Lilamrta,” written in the mid-1500s by Srila Tilak Ram Dasa, a disciple of Srila Abhiram Thakur; "Sri Prema Vilas,” written in the early 1600's by Srila Nityananda Dasa, a disciple of Jahnava Devi; "Sri Karnananda,” written in 1607 by Srila Yadunandan Dasa Thakur; and "Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,” written in the late 1700's by Srila Narahari Chakravarti etc, etcI

Sri Krishna-kathamrta Bindu is being produced in pursuance of the instructions of Srila Gour Govinda Swami, whose articles will also be a common feature.

Each Bindu will be an easily digestible four pages long, and will be published in "PDF" format. To read them you will need to have some version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free software. If you do not already have a copy you can download it from www.adobe.com.

And if you like Bindu, please tell your friends, and print out a copy and post it on your community's notice board.

For more information on Gopal Jiu Publications, check out our new website at: www.gopaljiu.org

Or if you have any comments or suggestions we are always happy to hear from you. Contact us at: katha@gopaljiu.org

We will consider our endeavor a success if this brings a little pleasure to the Vaishnavas.

© CHAKRA 18 April 2001

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