Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

His divine grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a rasika acarya, an expert in relishing the mellows of pure devotion as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Such capacity to relish hearing and chanting about Godhead’s transcendental name, form, attributes, and pastimes is uncommon. The great Srimad-Bhagavatam (6.14.5) informs us:

muktanam api siddhanam
narayana-parayanah
sudurlabah prasantatma
kotisv api maha-mune

"Out of thousands of perfected souls, it is very rare to find one that is a pure devotee of God."

For twelve years, beginning in 1965 until he disappeared from mortal vision in 1977, His Divine Grace circled the globe trans- planting what was thought by many to be an Indian religion onto foreign soil. He demonstrated practically that Gaudiya Vaisnavism is not a product of a particular culture, but the dharma of the soul. He took the living conception of what he called Krsna consciousness and extended its life beyond what the greatest Gaudiya thinkers and practitioners of the time imagined was even remotely possible. Deep realization lies within the ability to adapt the spiritual reality to diverse material circumstances, making it accessible to one and all. This is the work of an acarya, who teaches both by precept and example. The acarya is not frozen in time. He is melted in love of Godhead...

Articles

Dharma and the Modern World

Mar 28 2014 - Krishna Talk 180
Nowadays many respectable, educated people assemble and cultivate hopes of establishing an egalitarian and universal dharma. » more

Religiosity – Real and Apparent

Dec 4 2013 - Krishna Talk 173
Real religion remains in dormant condition when artificial religion dominates over the mental plane. » more

Krsna – The Supreme Vedantist

Sep 18 2013 - Krishna Talk 165
In the Gita Sri Krsna has asserted that He is the original compiler of Vedanta philosophy and therefore He is the Supreme Master of it. » more

The Post is Paramahamsa

Date Unknown - Article
If we try to understand everything in relationship with Krsna, then we understand vastava, reality. That is reality. If we study something minus Krsna, that is not real knowledge. Actually, Krsna is the original cause of all causes. Sarva-karana-karanam. So unless we come to the point of Krsna, any... » more

Bhakti Yoga - The Science of Self Realization

Date Unknown - Article
Who are you?... Are you your body? Or your mind? Or are you something higher? Do you know who you are, or do you merely think you know? And does it really matter? Our materialistic society, with its unenlightened leadership, has made it virtually taboo to inquire into our real, higher self. Instead... » more

Hinduism and Krsna Consciousness

Date Unknown - Article
There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents Hinduism. Krsna consciousness is in no way a faith or religion that seeks to defeat other faiths or religions. Rather, it is an essential cultural movement for the entire human society and does not consider any particular... » more

The process for carrying out Srila Prabhupada's desires for future initiations

Mar 1 1978 - Article
In May 1977 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada felt that his days in this material world were almost at an end. He traveled to Vrndavana and asked that his leading disciples come and join him. Specifically, he called for the members of the Governing Body Commission, who manage... » more

Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation - March 1977

Mar 1 1977 - Article
Srila Prabhupada: I want to take you everywhere. At least at the place we have in Mayapura, people are coming from all over the world. Why don't you come and stay there? What is your objection to staying in Mayapura? If you just agree, then whatever kind of building you want, I will arrange it for... » more

Srila Prabhupada and Srila Sridhara Maharaja - Room Conversation Transcript - March 17, 1973

Mar 17 1973 - Article
Srila Sridhara Maharaja: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna. So, our Swami Maharaja has done a miracle! (Laughingly) He has done a miracle. What Bhaktivinoda conceived and [Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati] Prabhupada tried according to his conception to translate into action -- we find that through Swami... » more

Books

In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life

This book was probably the first literary work by Srila Prabhupada after he accepted sannyasa in 1959. The book deals with the divine conversation between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raya Ramananda on the banks of the Godavari River, and is considered by Gaudiya Vaisnavas to be the acme of all... » more

Audio

Meeting of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Sridhara Maharaja

Mar 17 1973 - Audio
This is the room conversation audio recording of the first two paragraphs that are missing from BBT Folio transcription. » more