Srila Prabhupada The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON
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Prabhupada – His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada
– appeared in this world in Kolkata, India, in 1896. He
grew up in a devout Brahmana family and worshipped Radha Krishna
and Lord Jagannatha even as a small child. He first met his spiritual
master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami, in 1922. At that
first meeting Srila Bhaktisiddhanta encouraged Srila Prabhupada
to spread the Vedic knowledge through the English language. He
took his initiation in 1933, and began writing in English starting
the “Back to Godhead” magazine in 1944.
Srila Prabhupada took up the ‘sannyasa’ renounced
order in 1959, and in 1965 he left India to travel to USA to spread
the messages of his spiritual master around the world, thus fulfilling
a prophecy of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta’s
father and grand-spiritual master) spoken some 80 years previously
“Lord Chaitanya did not advent Himself to liberate only
a few men in India. Rather, His main objective was to emancipate
all living entities of all countries throughout the entire universe
and preach the Eternal Religion.... There is no doubt that this
unquestionable order will come to pass.... Very soon the unparalleled
path of hari-nama-sankirtana will be propagated all over the world....
Oh, for that day when the fortunate English, French, Russian,
German, and American people will take up banners, mrdangas, and
karatalas and raise kirtana through their streets and towns! When
will that day come? ... That day will witness the holy transcendental
ecstasy of the Vaishnava dharma to be the only dharma, and all
the sects and religions will flow like rivers into the ocean of
Vaishnava dharma. When will that day come?”
Glorification and Resources of Srila Prabhupada
Article: Srila Prabhupada's Unparalleled Achievement
Article: Prabhupada Coming
Please visit the following sites dedicated to the glorification and resources of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
vvpswami.com - Ebooks of Srila Prabhupada's literature.
iskcontimes.com - Article:Srila Prabhupada's Unparalleled Achievement.
prabhupada.krishna - for Photos/Audio/Videos of Srila Prabhupada
prabhupadabooks.com - for Transcripts of Srila Prabhupada's Lectures and conversations
www.prabhupada.com - The Bhaktivedanta Archives Collections of Audio recordings. Documents, Publications and Images of His Divine Grace and ISKCON activities, primarily from 1965-1977.
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