By Mathuresa Das
Many initiatives to promote Sastric education in different countries of Latin America have been formed. The desire of responsible and capable members of our communities to help devotees to excel in the knowledge of the scriptures in a systematic and scientific way is very praiseworthy and worthy of being supported.
In an eﬀort to integrate these different initiatives, H.H. Hanumatpresaka Swami promoted the creation of the Spanish language magazine, Jayam, in mid-2018, as part of the ISKCON Ministry of Education’s academic dissemination program. It will be very useful for all the devotees of our continent. It is an integration instrument for these programs to have a common communication network within ISKCON.
We are very grateful to all the respectable Vaisnavas who have contributed their well-conceived articles for this first issue. Their contribution is vital to consolidate the various educational programs in our Temples and communities, and plays a fundamental role in developing the educational attitude of the students and followers of Srila Prabhupada.
Likewise, we thank our editor, H.G. Abhirama Thakur Das for his excellent editorial work in producing this magazine.
This magazine is one of the fruits of the laborious service that has been carried out for many years by all the educators of ISKCON in Latin America, promoting programs at different teaching levels and inspiring all the devotees to give their best to study, understand and spread the teachings contained in the books of Srila Prabhupada.
Please join this program either as readers, writers or distributors of this magazine and participate in this important mission of spreading education in ISKCON.
On this glorious day of Gaura Purnima 2018 we present this first issue at the lotus feet of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada and the Vaisnavas gathered around their divine lotus feet.
Inspired by Viplavah, devotees from Latin America have started another Regional Journal of the Ministry of Education. It is titled, Jayam, from tato jayam udīrayet (SB 1.2.4). Follow three excellent articles translated from Jayam. We encourage more local journals that can cross-reference each other in simultaneous oneness and difference.
The Director of Jayam is H.G. Mathuresa Das. The Editor is H.G. Abhirama Thakura Das, and their Spanish language contact address is: jayam.iskcon.gmail.com. If you write with simple language www.translate.google.com will put your English into functional Spanish].
Mathuresa Das is Chairman of Latin American Regional GBC and Zonal Secretary – Bolivia and Peru.