Prabhupada: Messenger Of The Supreme Lord
by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
From the Introduction:
The worldwide fame of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhakti-vedanta Swami, later known as Srila Prabhupada, was to come after I 965-after he arrived in America. Before leaving India he had written three books; in the next twelve years he was to write more than sixty. Before he left India he had-initiated one disciple; in the next twelve years he would initiate more than four thousand. Before he left India, hardly anyone had believed that he could fulfill his vision of a worldwide society of Krsna devotees; but in the next decade he would form and maintain the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and open more than a hundred centers. Before sailing for America, he had never been outside India; but in the next twelve years he would travel many times around the world propagating the Krsna consciousness movement.
Although his life’s contribution may appear to have come in a late burst of revolutionary spiritual achievements, the first sixty-nine years of his life were a preparation for those achievements. And although to Americans Prabhupada and his teachings were an unknown sudden appearance-”He looked like the genie that popped out of Aladdin’s lamp”-he was the stalwart representative of a centuries-old cultural tradition.
Srila Prabhupada was born Abhay Charan De on September I, 1896, in Calcutta, India. His father was Gour Mohan De, a cloth merchant, and his mother was Rajani. His parents, in accordance with Bengali tradition, employed an astrologer to calculate the child’s horoscope, and they were made jubilant by the auspicious reading. The astrologer made a specific prediction: when this child reached the age of seventy, he would cross the ocean, become a great exponent of religion, and open 108 temples.
Summary of Srila Prabhupada's Lilamrta. Includes the chapters:
Planting the Seed
Only He Could Lead Them
In Every Town and Village
Let There Be a Temple: Part I
Let There Be a Temple: Part II
Uniting Two World
The Last Instruction
Softbound, 452 pages, 32 full color plates, Sanskrit pronunciation guide, Glossary.
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