WHO IS A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA PRABHUPADA? WHY IS HE SO IMPORTANT TO THE WORLD?
His Divine Grace Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was born in Calcutta on September 1, 1896. He was an Indian Gaudiya Vaishnava perfect master who founded ISKCON, commonly known as the “Hare Krishna movement”. Bhaktivedanta Swami was a direct representative and messenger of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
While running a thriving pharmaceutical business, he became a follower of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. In 1959, after his retirement, he became a sannyasi and started writing commentaries on sacred ancient Vaishnava scriptures. As a simple traveling mendicant, he became an influential communicator of Krishna theology in the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966. Srila Prabhupada’s work was lauded by many respected American religious scholars.
Following his passing in 1977, ISKCON, the society he founded continued to grow internationally. In February 2014, ISKCON reported reaching a milestone of distributing over half a billion of his books since 1965. Here is his riveting personal story and imperative enlightening philosophy.
Here is his riveting personal story and imperative enlightening philosophy for the ages.
A must for all yogis, seekers, devotees and lovers of truth and light.