Welcome to the world of the electronic magazine and the Premiere Issue of Gaudiya Touchstone. To bring the knowledge of Krishna consciousness to the world with the least environmental impact as possible is our goal. Since the invention of the printing press a flood of books and magazines have inundated the world, contributing to the destruction of forests everywhere, but for the rarest exceptions, with very little spiritual benefit to Earth's residents. The Gaudiya Touchstone electronic magazine is now available to you quarterly, bringing you interesting and spiritually inspiring articles from an age old tradition of Krishna consciousness, but in a new dress.

In our Premiere Issue there are ten articles, the cover story being Muddy Universe wherein consciousness as the cause of the universe is discussed from a scientific point of view by leading scientist Robert Lanza.  Other articles of interest from our archives are those by Sarasvati Thakura, Swami B.R. Sridhar and A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada.

In this issue and future issues of Gaudiya Touchstone you will be pleased to find articles on Vaishnava philosophy, science, archaeology, biographies, interviews, history, culture, art, music, tidbits of practical wisdom, photography, culinary magic and more. All this promises to make the Gaudiya Touchstone an interesting and inspiring read.

The editors of Gaudiya Touchstone will try to bring you something of interest and profound spiritual benefit with every issue and we invite you journey with us in this new adventure. Literary contributions are also invited from those who harmonize with the objectives of the Gaudiya Touchstone and who would like to see this publication flourish.

Sincerely,
Swami Narasingha