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A. C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA

                  
AC-Bhaktivedanta-Swami-Prabhupada


life period : 1896 - 1977 |  place of birth : Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA

parents : Sriman Gour Mohan De, Srimati Rajani De

nationality : Indian  |  occupation : Spiritual teacher.. Founder-Acharya of the ISKCON

teacher/guru : Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura  |  spouse : Radharani Devi

education : Scottish Church College 

website : www.iskcon.org   

In our conditional stage, we cannot worship Radha-Krishna. Radha-Krishna-seva is for them who has developed spontaneous love for God.

    

  If We make our friendship with krishna,it will never break.If we make our master krishna,we will never be cheated If we love krishna as our son he will never die.If we love krishna as our lover, he is best of all &there will be no separation. 

 

“ Four things can be surrendered: Our life,words,intelligence,& money.So just try to gradually engage these things in Krishna's service. ”

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

" Bhagavad-gita As It Is " ... " The Nectar of Devotion " ... " Science of Self Realization " ... " Srimad-Bhagavatam(10 cantos) " ... " Raja Vidya -The King Of Knowledge " ... " The Nectar of Instruction " ... " Easy Journey to Other Planets " ... " Krishna Consciousness The Top most Yoga System " ... " Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead Vol I & II " ... " Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers " ... " Elevation to Krishna Consciousness " ... " Teachings of Lord Kapila, the Son of Devahūtī " ... " Krishna Consciousness: The Matchless Gift " ... " On the Way to Krishna " ... " Krishna the Reservoir of Pleasure " ... " Beyond Birth and Death " ... " Teachings of Lord Caitanya " ... " Caitanya-caritāmṛta " ... " Teachings of Queen Kunti " ... " Life Comes From Life " ... " The Perfection of Yoga " ... " The Path of Perfection " ... " Light of the Bhagavata " ... " Sri Isopanisad " ... " The Journey of Self - Discovery " ... " Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja " ... " On Chanting Hare Krishna " ... " Sri Namamrta -The Nectar of the Holy Name " ... " Message of Godhead " ... " Sri Vrindavana Dhama As It Is " ... " A Second Chance -The Story of a Near-Death Experience " ... " Sri Isopanisad: His Divine Grace " ... " Coming Back " ... " Civilization & Transcendence " ... " Chant and Be Happy " ... " Bhakti-yoga; The Art of Eternal Love " ... " Beyond Illusion & Doubt " ... " The Quest for Enlightenment " ... " Light of the Bhagavata " ... " Dialectic Spiritualism " ... " The Laws of Nature: An Infallible Justice " ... " Vrindavane Bhajan " ... " In Search Ultimate Goal Li: Sri Ramananda Samvada " ... " Spiritual Yoga " ... " Path of Yoga " ... " The Journey of self discovery " ... " Mukunda-Mala-Stotra: Prayers of King Kulasekhara " ... " Renunciation Through Wisdom " ... " Search for liberation " ... " Facts For Life " ... " The Higher Taste " ... " The Art of Living: A Triology " ... " The Hare Krsna challenge " ... " The Beginning " ... " The Spiritual Master and the Disciple " ... " Srila Prabhupada Siksamrta " ... " Chant and be Happy " 

  

His Divine Grace Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual teacher (guru) and the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a school of Vaishnavite Hinduism that had been taught to him by his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, throughout the world.

Before adopting the life of a pious renunciant (vanaprastha) in 1950, he was married with children and owned a small pharmaceutical business. In 1959 he took a vow of renunciation (sannyasa) and started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years, as a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and specifically to the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966. As the founder of ISKCON, he "emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans." 

He has been described as a charismatic leader, in the sense used by sociologist Max Weber, as he was successful in acquiring followers in the United States, Europe, India and elsewhere. In 1922, when he first met his spiritual master, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, he was requested to spread the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the English language. Later in 1932 he became a formally initiated disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta. In 1944, he started the publication called Back to Godhead, for which he acted as designer, publisher, editor, copy editor and distributor. He personally designed the logo, an effulgent figure of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the upper left corner, with the motto: "Godhead is Light, Nescience is darkness" greeting the readers.

In this matha, in Mathura Vrndavana, Abhoy Charan Bhaktivedanta took Vaishnava renunciate vows, sannyasa, from his friend and godbrother Bhakti Prajnana Keshava, and following this he single-handedly published the first three volumes covering seventeen chapters of the first book of Bhagavata Purana, filling three volumes of four hundred pages each with a detailed commentary. Introduction to the first volume was a biographical sketch of Chaitanya Mahāprabhu. He then left India, obtaining free passage on a freight ship called the Jaladuta, with the aim and a hope of fulfilling his spiritual master's instruction to spread the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu around the world.

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