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The life and teachings of a pure devotee

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Know his glorious pastimes, analogies, temples and more ...

October 15, 1972 : Vrindavan

Srila Prabhupada takes His disciples on a tour around Vrindavana. (Srila Prabhupada trained his disciples in all aspects of Krishna consciousness - kirtanas, chanting, book distribution, Vaishnava etiquette, cooking for the Lord, Deity worship etc. Everything was expertly taught by the most qualified spiritual master. In this instance, he taught the devotees how one should see, revere and live in a holy dhama.)

Memory of the Day

Hari Sauri das : When Prabhupada came in for Rathayatra, it was mid-winter, June. That was partly because he had told Madhudvisa, “If you become the number one book distributors in the world, then I will come.” And so we did actually. He organized the BBT party, and Australia was consistently at the top of the book distribution ratings even though we were just a tiny yatra at that time, maybe about 50 or 60 devotees in the whole country. But Prabhupada kept his word, and he came in ’74.

Reference: Memories-Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint by Siddhanta Dasa

Anecdote of the Day

Vishnu Gada Dasa : When Bhavananda was president of the New York temple, he initiated an all-night harinam sankirtan party on Broadway. After being out all night, the devotees came back, attended mangal arati and then rested. To facilitate their schedule, mangal arati was offered at 3:45 a.m. instead of the usual 4:30 a.m., and we had to wake up the Deities earlier also. Then when Prabhupada came, he greeted the Deities, looked at Them for some time, and then spoke with Bhavananda. We were wondering, "What's Prabhupada saying?" Later we found out that Prabhupada said, "Krishna looks tired. All day He plays with the cowherd boys, He needs proper rest." Prabhupada had just arrived and I don't think anybody had told him about the all-night harinam sankirtan party, which was a little questionable anyway. After that, we moved mangal arati back to 4:30 a.m.

Reference: Memories-Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint by Siddhanta Dasa

Prabhupada's travels

Srila Prabhupada visited Perth once.

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Biography

Acharya - One who teaches by example
The life of a pure devotee as a treat to our eyes.

Memories

Be in the association of Srila Prabhupada. Always.
The verdict of all revealed scriptures is that by even a moment’s association with a pure devotee, one can attain all success. (CC Madhya 22.54)

Quotes

Vani, or the words of the spiritual exists with us eternally
guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya, ar na koriho mane asa
- My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth.
–Guru vandana

Prabhupada Analogies

Experience through examples
Srila Prabhupada brings us the knowledge of the Vedic literatures with his hard hitting analogies.

Eulogies By Eminent

The glories of a pure devotee are inexhaustible.
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana
May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds.
-Guru Vandana

108 Temples

The glories of a pure devotee are inexhaustible.
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana
May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds.
-Guru Vandana

Poetry by Prabhupada

Prabhupada’s ballads of bhakti
One of the qualities of a pure devotee is that he is a kavi.

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