Bishwa Nath Singh
One should not have lust for worldly allurements rather should have for godly life.
(Photo of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
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Bishwa Nath Singh :
It's my another thought for the day.His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who is seen in the said photograph had appeared in this world on September 1, 1896 in Calcutta, India. He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bha...ktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, in Calcutta in 1922. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent religious scholar and the founder of sixty-four Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes), liked this educated young man and convinced him to dedicate his life to teaching Vedic knowledge. Srila Prabhupada became his student and, in 1933, his formally initiated disciple. At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati requested Srila Prabhupada to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English. In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, assisted the Gaudiya Matha in its work and, in 1944, started "Back to Godhead," an English fortnightly magazine. The magazine is now being continued by his followers. In 1950 Srila Prabhupada retired from married life, adopting the vanaprastha order to devote more time to his studies and writing. He travelled to the holy city of Vrndavana , where he lived in humble circumstances in the historic temple of Radha-Damodara. He accepted the renounced order of life (sannyasa) in 1959. At Radha- Damodara, Srila Prabhupada began work on his life's masterpiece: a multivolume commented translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). After publishing three volumes of the Bhagavatam, Srila Prabhupada came to the United States, in September of 1965, to fulfil the mission of his spiritual master. Subsequently, he wrote more than fifty volumes of summary studies and commented on translations of the philosophical and religious classics of India. When Srila Prabhupada first arrived by freighter in New York City, he was practically penniless. Only after almost a year of great difficulty did he establish the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, in July of 1966. Before he passed away, on November 14, 1977, he had guided the Society and seen it grow to a worldwide confederation of more than one hundred centers, schools, temples, institutes and farm communities. Among the farm communities Srila Prabhupada established is New Vrndavan, in West Virginia , USA. New Vrndavan is now the site, also, of a memorial built in Srila Prabhupada's honor, "Srila Prabhupada's Palace of Gold." Srila Prabhupada inspired the construction of several large international centers in India. The center at Sridhama Mayapur is the site for a planned spiritual city. In Vrndavana are the Krishna-Balarama Temple and International Guesthouse, gurukula school, and Srila Prabhupada Memorial and Museum. There are major cultural centers and temples in Bombay, Ahmedhabad, Bangalore and New Delhi. Other centers are planned in several important locations on the Indian subcontinent. Srila Prabhupada's most significant contribution, however, is his books, which are highly respected by scholars for their authority, depth and clarity. In just twelve years, from his arrival in America in 1965 till his passing on in Vrndavana in 1977, despite his advanced age, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe fourteen times on lecture tours that took him to six continents. Notwithstanding such a vigorous schedule, Srila Prabhupada continued to write prolifically. His writings constitute a veritable library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.He has all throughout remained as an institution in himself. Let us pay our humble obeisance to his lotus feet and seek his bliss for well-being of all living in this universe!
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