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  • Srila Sarasvati Thakur 1874-1937
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  • Srila Gaurakisora Das Babaji Maharaj  1838-1915
  • Srila Gaurakisiora Das Babaji [1838-1915]
  • Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur 1838-1914
  • Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura [1838-1914]
  • Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj
  • Srila Jagannath Das Babaji
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  • Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj [1898-1977]
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    The life story of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, the present seviate-acharya (head-leader by appointment) .

    Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj appeared in this world in 1929 at Brahmanpara, District Burdwan, West Bengal. He came to the lotus feet of his gurudev Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in 1947, and has remained faithfully in his service ever since.
    History tells us that from the very beginning he held the unrivalled position of the most intimate and faithful servitor of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, and from the beginning Srila Sridhar Maharaj revealed his wish that Srila Govinda Maharaj would occupy the position of his successor in the future. Srila Govinda Maharaj also enjoyed the long and intimate association of Om Visnupad Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, who referred to him as his "dearmost son."

    Fulfilling a wish he cherished for about forty years, Srila Sridhar Maharaj conferred sannyasa upon Srila Govinda Maharaj in 1985, giving his final and irrevocable decision of his selection of Srila Govinda Maharaj as his successor President-Acharya of his Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math of Nabadwip, with all of its branches in India and internationally.

    Like his illustrious Divine Master, Srila Govinda Maharaj has given us numerous pure devotional compositions in Sanskrit and Bengali, most valuable for the cultivation of spiritual life. His holy talks are also being published in book form.

    Srila Govinda Maharaj has traveled around the world many times, and he has attracted thousands of people in such places as India, the U.S.A., Mexico, England, Europe, South America, Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

    Read about the teachings of Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj from diary of Sruta Srava Prabhu: Toshani.com

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    The life of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the guru of the modern age in line of Srila Rupa Goswami-pada, is unparalleled.

    His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, lovingly addressed by his disciples as Guru Maharaj, was born at midnight, Saturday 10th October 1895 in family stemming from high class brahamanas (priests) and gurus (spiritual teachers) with thousands disciples, in a village Hapaniya, District Burdvan, West Bengal, India. His appearance was exceptional. The sister of his mother had a dream of a beautiful, fulgent and bald headed baby (a symbol of a saint) while on pilgrimage. In a dream she offered this baby to her childless sister. On return she noticed that mother of Guru Maharaj was pregnant. When the boy was born she identified him as the one that she'd seen in a dream. The baby was protected carefully by parents from the beginning by different means. At night his uncles, while studying for M.A., and Sanskrit students, were guarding the cot as the baby was sleeping to prevent any disturbance from ghosts, wolves, jackals, etc. From early childhood Guru Maharaj had inclination toward spirituality. He had very good memory especially for Sanskrit. In his late stage of life he could remember the earthquake which he saw as an eight months infant and many things after that. He could remember what he saw and heard in his early age from infancy through teenage. He was being taught by his educated family and relatives from the age of five and as he grew he exhibited an intuitive knowledge and partiality to ancient mythological teachings and culture of the orthodox section - Vedas, Upanishadas, etc. (classics of ancient India).

    At the age of nine he was admitted to High School where he had many debates with students and teachers representing the values of ancient Shastric (scriptural) Indian culture. At that time he could write Sanskrit verses. He got secret tread at the age of fourteen, in his family tradition, and was given Gayatri Mantram (meditation mantra for liberation) at that time. Being internally inspired he chanted this mantra 432 times a day for some time. Chanting thus with conviction that Gayatri is conscious and spiritual and not a dead words, he had some realizations on it and 'saw a light coming from the words of Gayatri'. His father used to read Srimad Bhagavatam (ancient scripture of Vaishnava school) every kartik (October-November) in a temple of Radha-Krishna in Jagadananda Pur. Sometimes they both use to go there. As a boy he would say "no" to any question asked of him. But once, his family member, a scholar, who was going for examination asked our boy if he will pass. Guru Maharaj replied "yes". The relative won scholarship.

    He was fond of sacrifice in life and was appreciative of sacrificial nature in others. In Krishnanath College in Baharampur, District Murshidabad, he came in touch with meditation and welfare work school mates. One of the boys was taking seriously to japa (chanting the names of God) and welfare work. He became a close friend of Guru Maharaj. The boy was of unique spiritual aptitude. Friendship with him helped Guru Maharaj to realize a true nature of a soul and instability of life. At this time his life turned wholly toward the Divinity and away from worldly achievements despite of his tender age. He neglected school and dive into the reading of Sriman Mahaprabhu's life and teachings (preceptor of Devotional school an incarnation of God).

    His reading was not fast but scrutinize and effective. Even without reading his hearing was acute and his memory crystal clear. After death of his father a burned of maintaining family came on his shoulders. For a year he preformed severe austerities of not wearing shoes etc., while working on the field and taking care of the cows. Meanwhile, he astonished his school mates and teachers by passing exams with best marks. The news spread that "he (Guru Maharaj) passed exam just by serving God".

    At the death bed of his father he promised to get married though internally he was not inclined to do it. During the six years of marriage he was studying low and working in Government Office in Kolkata. The search for Guru grew in his heart. He attended a festival organized by Gaudiya Math mission and there he met Om Vishupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Maharaj Prabhupada. Seeing this saint in a state of complete indifference to the ordinary world he desired to have his association and stay in his mission. He was wonderstruck with the power of delivery of Krishna conception of divinity that emanated from this saint. His wife died suddenly soon after. In six months he decided to stay within the Gaudiya Math mission and become his disciple.

    He preached in many places allover North, East and some parts of South India with dedication. He became known as a "fine preacher", "shastra nipuna" (one who has deep knowledge of scriptures) and "guru maker". He has helped to establish temples and manage them. His knowledge and realizations were his weapons and many surrendered to him. He received sannyas (nomination to a renounced order of life) in 1930 in Madras taking a remarkable name Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Goswami. This name indicated him as a 'Guardian of Devotion' and a reminder of a Sridhar Swami the great commentator of Bhagavatam, a devotional historical figure. Bhaktisiddhanta Thakura sent some of his disciples to the west to preach and wanted also Guru Maharaja to go but he did not feel qualified, and thus Goswami Prabhu went instead.

    In about 1936 Sridhar Maharaj, wanting to please his Guru, wrote a poem in glorification of Bhaktivinode Thakur, father and teacher of Bhaktisiddhanta and great predecessor in the line. The remark from his Guru came:"This poem is so fine… Sridhar Maharaj did not write this. Bhaktivinode Thalur wrote it through him. Now I am satisfied that what I came to say will remain after me - I find in this poem the siddhanta (perfect theological conclusion)". Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhuapda appreciated very much the realizations and understanding of his beloved disciple in many other occasions. Once he remarked to Sripad Sraman Maharaj that the standard of Nadiya Prakash, Math newspaper, would rise greatly if the articles of Sridhar Maharaj would be included in it.

    Sridhar Maharaj was the one of two disciples who would explain the high teachings of his guru (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura) to his spiritual siblings. One day before his departure in January 1937, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada called for Guru Maharaj to hear him singing the anthem of Gaudiya Vaishnavas, Sri Rupa Manjari Pada. Thus he was admitted to the Rasa-Seva section (exclusive highest serving group in spiritual realm) as it was later admitted by other sannyasis.

    The spiritual greatness of Srila Sridhara Maharaja or Guru Maharaja is overwhelming. Although hiding himself in a background he was recognized for his poetic and highly philosophical style, knowledge and scriptural erudition, high realizations and disinterested nature. Many of his godbrothers sought his association.

    In 1942 Srila Sridhar Maharaj established Sri Chaitanya Sarasvat Math in Nabadwip, West Bengal, after intense and life turning pilgrimage to Vrindavan and Ekachakra, the important locations of bhakti roots (genesis of devotional school). However the foundation was not done through papers incorporated, legal deeds or agreements but the ideal thought that he wrote on a piece of paper in form of Sanskrit poem proclaiming the way and the goal of his divine institution. This exquisite verse is an ever fresh life to present followers. He met with help of many well wishers, spiritual siblings and in great majority by immense effort of his dearmost disciple Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Mahara.j Thus from humble and fine mission Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math has been spread all over the world by dedicated followers of Srila BS Govinda Maharaj.

    Srila Sridhar Maharaj departed from the eyes of the mortal world in 1988.Thousands from all over the globe had by this time taken shelter in him as disciples. Prior to his departure, publicly, and in his Last Will and Testament, he named his beloved Divine Servitor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharajas as his successor. Among many things he said about Govinda Maharaj, a "natural paramahamsa" (devotee of a highest order due to his non-envious nature) this one can be quoted: "He has all that I have and more". From this point starts a present history and new chance for the modern world to attain the goal of dignified human life under the expertise guide.

     

     

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    Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad, the disciple of Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji Maharaj, was the Guru of both Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.

    Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Prabhupad preached that the Gaudiya Math stood for the dignity of the entire human race, by teaching wholesale surrender to the Absolute Good. Especially active in the field of publishing transcendental literature, his erudition was profoundly commanding and elaborate. He revolutionized Krishna conscious preaching by giving preference to pure devotional qualifications over lineage, and it was he who set the precedent of Vaishnava Tridanda-Sannyas [the renounced order of devotional life] in accordance with the injunctions of the revealed scriptures.

    In a poem describing the descending divine succession of the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad wrote: mahaprabhu sri caitanya -- radha-krsna nahe anya, rupanuga janera jivana. "Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is none other than Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, the life and soul of the true followers of Srila Rupa Goswami."

    To exemplify this sublime ideal, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta established sixty-four Gaudiya Maths in India in the 1930's, and all through he embraced the line of worship of Lord Chaitanya as nondifferent from Sri Sri Radha and Krishna.

    The deep sense of urgency he felt to propagate the divine teachings of Lord Chaitanya for the benefit of the suffering world of misconception is exemplified in the indomitable conviction of his statement: "If fire burns the whole world, do not waste time trying to put it out. All necessities can be met only by serving Krishna."

    Glorification by Srila Sridhar Maharaj:

    Although outwardly he was like a lion, inwardly he was very, very sweet -- yet it could be traced only in his internal sweetness. Outwardly, the way of love was worshipped by him with grandeur, awe, and reverence, but his object was the simple and beautiful Divine Love of Vrindavan, and his temperament in establishing that in the world was just like a lion's. After his departure I described his life in one sloka:

    nikhila-bhuvana-maya-chinnavicchinna-karttri
    vibudha-bahula-mrgya-mukti-mohanta-dhattri
    sithilita-vidhi-ragaradhya-radhesa-dhani
    vilasatu hrdi nityam bhaktisiddhanta-vani

    "With his first step, he vigorously cut asunder the whole plane of exploitation, and with his second, he put a stop to all the calculations of the different scholars with their different conceptions of salvation, liberated stages. With his third step, he minimized the hardness and stiffness of the rules and regulations of calculative devotional service, by a touch of the Divine Love: crossing Vaikuntha, he gave us the worship of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda."

    Calculation, the rules and regulations, awe, reverence, all these things are minimized, checked, slackened with the softness of Vrindavan within, and with the hardness of a devastator without, he created havoc in the materialistic world, fighting with one and all. Single-handedly fighting against the whole world, and cutting asunder everything -- that was his external attitude. And his second attitude was to put a stop to all scholarly researchers and doctorates of different departments, and to stop their boasting research; and third, to minimize, to slacken the grandeur of the worship of Narayan.

    He caused the domain of love to descend into this plane with the service of Radha-Govinda, establishing the flow of Divine Love from the heart as all in all. With that we come to serve our object of worship, and he represented the service of Radha Govinda as the highest attainment. That was his history.

    The real existence of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad is in bhaktisiddhanta-vani, his divine teachings. May that bhaktisiddhanta-vani dance eternally within the core of your heart.

    sri siddhanta-sarasvatiti viditau gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
    bhato bhanur iva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
    mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
    krsna-prema-sudhabdhi gahana sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje

    "In the great Gaudiya Vaishnava teachers' line, as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati he is renowned. Like the radiant sun in the morning sky, he appeared to rescue all souls swallowed by the all-devouring impersonal philosophy. By spreading the teaching of Lord Gauranga to sing the holy name of Lord Krishna, he gave all the chance to dive in the ocean of love for Sri Krishna, the Supreme Person. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta, my lord, divine master, at his feet do I pray to serve him forever."


    [Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj]

     

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    Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji Maharaj was the embodiment of worldly detachment and devotional attachment. He was the babaji disciple of Srila Bhagavat Das Babaji Maharaj, who was the babaji disciple of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. An intimate associate of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Srila Gaura Kisora Das uncompromisingly refuted pseudo and professional religiosity. Constantly absorbed in the devotional mood of divine separation, his external actions could not be comprehended by the general public.

    On the direction of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur received holy initiation [diksha] from Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji Maharaj. Although by nature Srila Gaura Kisora was seen to be prevalently dedicated to bhajan in solitude, his beloved disciple Srila Bhakti Siddhanta felt that the mercy of his gurudeva overflowed within his heart, inspiring Srila Bhakti Siddhanta to dedicate himself to a life of preaching the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

    Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur sang the glories of his revered gurudeva, Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji Maharaj, saying: "All spiritual knowledge is contained within a particle of the dust of his lotus feet."

     

     

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    Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the nineteenth century pioneer of Krishna consciousness, was born in 1838 in Bengal. He worked tirelessly to preserve the spiritual tradition and literature of India; he composed, edited, and published more than 100 books in Sanskrit, Bengali, and English.

    The following poem, Sharagrahi Vaishnava, was composed in 1874.
    The Jiva Soul

    Alas for those who spend their days
    In festive mirth and joy.
    The dazzling, deadly liquid forms
    Their hearts fore'er employ.

    The shining bottles charm their eyes
    And draw their heart's embrace;
    The slaves of wine can never rise
    From what we call disgrace.

    Was man intended to be
    A brute in work and heart?
    Should man, the Lord of all around,
    From common sense depart?

    Man's glory is in common sense
    Dictating us the grace,
    That man is made to live and love
    The beauteous Heaven's embrace.

    The flesh is not our own alas;
    The mortal frame a chain;
    The soul confined for former wrongs
    Should try to rise again.

    Why then this childish play in that
    Which cannot be our own;
    Which falls within a hundred years
    As if a rose ablown.

    Our life is but a rosy hue
    To go ere long for naught;
    The soul alone would last fore'er
    With good or evil fraught.

    How deep the thought of times to be!
    How grave the aspect looks!
    And wrapt in awe become, O, we,
    When reading Nature's books.

    Man's life to him a problem dark--
    A screen both left and right;
    No soul hath come to tell us what
    Exists beyond our sight.

    But then a voice, how deep and soft,
    Within ourselves is left;
    Man! Man! Thou art immortal soul!
    Thee Death can never melt.

    For thee thy Sire on High has kept
    A store of bliss above,
    To end of time, thou art O! His--
    Who wants but purest love.

    O Love! Thy power and spell benign
    Now melt my soul to God;
    How can my earthly words describe
    That feeling soft and broad.

    Enjoyment, sorrow -- what but lots
    To which the flesh is heir?
    The soul that sleeps alone concludes
    In them it hath a share.

    And then, my friends, no more enjoy
    Nor weep for all below;
    The women, wine, and flesh of beasts
    No love on thee bestow.

    But thine to love thy brother man
    And give thyself to God.
    And God doth know your wages fair--
    This fact is true and broad.

    Forget the past that sleeps and ne'er
    The future dream at all,
    But act in time that are with thee
    And progress thee shall call.

    But tell me not in reasoning cold,
    The soul is made alone
    By Earth's mechanic lifeless rules
    And to destruction prone.

    My God who gave us life and all
    Alone the soul can kill
    Or give it all the joys above
    His promise to fulfill.

    So push thy onward march, O soul,
    Against an evil deed
    That stands with soldiers Hate and Lust--
    A hero be indeed.

    Maintain thy post in spirit world
    As firmly as you can,
    Let never matter push thee down--
    O stand heroic man!

    O Sharagrahi Vaishnava soul,
    Thou art an angel fair;
    Lead, lead me on to Vrindavan
    And spirit's power declare.

    There rests my soul from matter free
    Upon my Lover's arms--
    Eternal peace and spirits love
    Are all my chanting charms.

    Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the nineteenth century pioneer of Krishna consciousness, was born in 1838 in Bengal. He worked tirelessly to preserve the spiritual tradition and literature of India; he composed, edited, and published more than 100 books in Sanskrit, Bengali, and English.

    The pioneer of pure devotion, it was Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur who foretold that people the world over would join under the banner of Sri Chaitanya Maharabhu's Harinama Sankirtan [congregational chanting of the holy names of Lord Krishna]. By his profuse writings, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur infused the current which was to be the renaissance of a devotional civilization, which had become overgrown with spurious interpretations und misrepresentation.

    He advocated exclusive surrender [saranagati] to the service of the Supreme Lord's pure devotees as the life of devotion, and to this end he composed a great stream of books, prayers, poems, and commentaries in Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi, English, and other languages, which are now revered by the genuine devotees as scripture. His style of presentation was chiefly analytic, simple, and appealing. He taught that the apparently sophisticated philosophies and doctrines which deviate one to materialism, salvation, voidism, etc. [karma, jnana, sunya-vada, etc.] must be abandoned by the true aspirants of devotion; yet, he acknowledged that from the universal standpoint such "charming" distractions served to segregate the insincere from the sincere. Thus he foresaw that inevitably the intelligentsia of the world must come to appreciate the all-attractive path of divine love given by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

    The Thakur inaugurated the worship of Lord Chaitanya at the holy site known as Sri Yoga-Pith, the advent location of Sri Chaitanyadeva in the holy Sri Dham Mayapur.

     

     

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    Srila Jagannath Das Babaji was the siksa-guru [instructing spiritual master] and babaji-guru of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Srila Bhaktivinoda was known to be especially fond of hearing his discourses on Srimad Bhagavatam.

    Although physically crippled, Srila Jagannath Das danced in divine inspiration upon discovering the holy birthplace of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is said that he lived for 125 years, and was known and revered by all the devotees of both Vrindavan and Nabadwip."

     

     

     

     

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    Om Vishnupad Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is the great inaugurator of Krishna consciousness in the Western world. In ten short years he spread the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu everywhere, inundating the world with Krishna consciousness.

    The intimate past history of the trio of holy personalities pictured on the right - Srila Sridhar Maharaj at left, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj at right, and Srila Govinda Maharaj in the middle -- is most valuable and interesting to all true devotees. They resided together at Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's Sita Kanta Banerjee Lane house in Calcutta for about eight years. This was prior to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's sannyasa. It was during that time that Srila Govinda Maharaj, on the order of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, studied Sri Bhagavad Gita under Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj. Later Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj accepted sannyasa from Srila Bhakti Prajnan Kesav Maharaj, the sannyasa disciple of Srila Sridhar Maharaj.

    After travelling to the West in 1965 and spreading Krishna consciousness in a miraculous way previously unseen in the history of the world, whenever he returned to India, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, who had become known by his disciples and many admirers worldwide as "Prabhupad," would stay with Srila Sridhar Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip.

    On those visits some special points that he spoke about Srila Sridhar Maharaj to his disciples follow: "By both age and experience he is senior to me. I was fortunate to have his association since about 1930.... Krishna and Prabhupad [referring to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad, the diksa-guru of both Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj] liked him to prepare me.... Srila Sridhar Maharaj lived in my house for many years, so naturally we had very intimate talks, and he was my good advisor. I took his advices and instructions very seriously, because from the very beginning I knew him to be a pure Vaishnava, a pure devotee.... our relationship is very intimate."

    Prior to his departure from the world in 1977, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj instructed his followers to take spiritual consultation and guidance from Srila Sridhar Maharaj. After the departure of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Maharaj declared: "I consider him to be Saktyavesa Avatara.... Krishna came down to help him .... Divine Power came down to help him, otherwise it is impossible. It is not a thing of the ordinary level that anyone will do, but the highest thing has been taken down to the lowest position [distributed] so extensively by him. It cannot but be the Divine Power embodied, and in a great intensity and magnitude; so Saktyavesa Avatara I cannot but take him to be so."

    He further said:” So Swami Maharaja has done a mircle! Thakura Bhaktivinoda conceived and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura began to translate this conception into action. And we find that through Swami Maharaja, in his last days, it has been fulfilled to such a great extent. We are happy, we are glad, we are proud!”

    Sri Srimad A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj was the emperor of spreading Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy all over the world in recent times. He was born in Vaishnava family in 1896 in Kolkata (Calcutta) West Bengal, India. Established more than hundreds temples all over the world in a short time, 1965-1977, giving this way facilities for people to practice spiritual life according to the medieval norms of devotion in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) and Rupa Goswami (1489-1564 AD).  He established International Society for Krishna Consciousenss “to promote the well-being of human society by drawing its attention to God." He translated and publish numberless books including classics like Bhagavata Purana, Bhagavadgita and Caitanya Caritamrita. He passed away in Vrindavan, the holy place of Krishna’s pastimes, in November 17th 1977. 

    He further explained the purpose of his society:

    1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life, and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
    2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna as He is revealed in the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
    3. To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, and thus to develop the idea within the members and humanity at large that each soul is part and parcel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.
    4. To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God and to reveal the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
    5. To erect for the members and the Society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the Personality of Godhead.
    6. To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler and more natural way of life.
    7. With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books, and other writings.

     

     

     

     

     

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