Author: Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda

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Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda appeared in Kolkata in 1896, and after a successful education and engagment in business, he met his guru, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in 1922. He formally took initiation from Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in 1933 and later accepted sannyāsa in 1959. Upon the order of his guru, he began writing philosophical essays and books in English and eventually travelled to the United States where he began the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1966. After establishing over 100 temples, initiating over 5000 disciples and writing sixty books on Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava teachings, he passed away in Vṛndāvana in 1977.

Articles by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda

Śrī Caitanyadeva and Communism

This Bengali article, ‘Śrī Caitanyadeva and Communism’ by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, Vol.5, Issue 8 in 1953. Śrīla Prabhupāda explains how any man-made conception for the good of society is doomed to fail, and only the ‘Communism’ expounded by Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Caitanya Mahāprabhu will truly give benefit to society at large.

By |June 21, 2024|Tags: |

A Letter to the Editor of the Navbharat Times

In this letter from 1958, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda writes to the editor of the Navbharat Times newspaper complaining of certain philosophical mistakes in an article published on Janmāṣṭamī – in particular, he protests that the article states that Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a ‘human incarnation.’ This letter was published in Śrī Bhāgavat Patrikā (Vol.4 Issue 5), the Hindi journal of the Gauḍīya Samiti in October 1958, and has been translated here for the first time in English.

Vaiśiṣṭyāṣṭaka (Eight Stanzas of Significance)

We present this important Vyāsa Pūjā offering by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda on the 150th appearance anniversary of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda. Vaiśiṣṭyāṣṭaka (‘Eight Stanzas of Significance’) was Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Vyāsa Pūjā offering written at the Vaṁśī-Gopāla Temple, on the 86th appearance day of Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. It was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, Vol. 12. Issues 1 & 2 in April 1961. As our readers will see, many points that Prabhupāda addresses in this poem are as relevant today as they were when he wrote it sixty-three years ago.

By |February 29, 2024|Tags: |

Vṛndāvane Bhajana (Worship in Vṛndāvana)

This Bengali poem, ‘Vṛndāvane Bhajana’ which was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, Vol.10, issues 9&10 in 1958 was written by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda while residing as a vānaprastha at the Vaṁśi-Gopāla Temple in Vṛndāvana. Śrīla Prabhupāda talks about the futility of family life, the ineffectiveness of jñāna, karma and yoga, the position of a true Vaiṣṇava and the importance of preaching over solitary bhajana.

By |January 19, 2024|Tags: |

Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlā-smaraṇa-maṅgala Stotram

This book “In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life” was probably the first literary work by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Prabhupāda after he accepted sannyāsa in 1959. It 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 theistic conceptions.

In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life

This book “In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life” was probably the first literary work by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Prabhupāda after he accepted sannyāsa in 1959. It 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 theistic conceptions.

Praṇāmas by the Author

This book “In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life” was probably the first literary work by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Prabhupāda after he accepted sannyāsa in 1959. It 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 theistic conceptions.

Introduction

This book “In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life” was probably the first literary work by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Prabhupāda after he accepted sannyāsa in 1959. It 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 theistic conceptions.

About the Author

This book “In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life” was probably the first literary work by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Prabhupāda after he accepted sannyāsa in 1959. It 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 theistic conceptions.

Grantha Samālocanā (A Book Review)

This article by Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Patrikā, 5th Volume, Issue 2, on 13th April 1953. Śrīla Prabhupāda writes a letter to a gentleman who has printed two books “full of apa-siddhānta” and points out their philosophical flaws in relation to a well-known 'sādhu'. This article was translated from Bengali by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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