Spiritualconnections.online is inspired and dedicated to His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja and to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja was a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. He served as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant and secretary for Indian affairs during 1977. After Srila Prabhupada’s departure HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja continued serving ISKCON.
In 1987 he accepted the responsibility of GBC member of ISKCON and initiating spiritual master.
Not long after Maharaja began initiating disciples he became increasingly concerned about staying in touch with all his disciples. Therefore, towards the end of 1993, he began a regular magazine called Spiritual Connections which was distributed to the god family and friends on a regular basis.
In his personal message to disciples and well-wishers of Volume 9, published in 1995, Maharaja wrote: “I try to make myself available to you when I am near you, and when I am not Spiritual Connections is our link.”
Between 1993 and 2002 Maharaja published 19 issues of the magazine. Each issue contained a variety of articles such as transcriptions of Maharaja’s lectures, writings from Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, Vaisnava songs, and pastimes of Lord Krsna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
In 2002, Maharaja expressed the desire to change the format of the publication from a printed magazine to a digital magazine. He said that times were changing, digital communication and information was becoming more popular and people were reading printed material less, and so he wanted Spiritual Connections to become an online magazine. He expressed that in general our preaching should move with the times. Our message stays the same, but how we present it and make it accessible should be relevant to the modern times and audience.
In an attempt to fulfil Maharaja’s desire the Spiritual Connections team seek to revive the regular publication of Spiritual Connections magazine, and to this end the team has prepared a special feature length memorial issue offered to Maharaja on the auspicious occasion of the first anniversary of his Tirobhava tithi, on 24 July 2021.
The team has started Spiritualconnections.online, where the revival edition is available together with all previous issues of Spiritual Connections. In addition, the website features all the professional recordings of bhajans that Maharaja produced, such as: The Selected Songs from Vaisnava Poets, Krishna Bhavanamrtam, Saranagati, Abhay Charan soundtrack and Gitar Gan. At a later stage a blog and other features will also be available on the website.
The Spiritual Connections Team
HH Bhakti Prabhava Maharaja
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