Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada the guru of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, appeared in Sri Ksetra Dhama (Jagannatha Puri). on 6 February 1874, was a preacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism throughout India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was born as Bimal Prasad Dutta in the seaside pilgrimage town of Jagannath Puri, Orissa, India. His father was the Vaishnava scholar Sri Kedarnath Dutta, later known as Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the first to present the teachings of Chaitanyite Vaishnavism to the English speaking world and was a notable Gaudiya Vaishnava Theologian. Bimal Prasad was well known for having a fiery preaching spirit and especially acute intellect.
Quotes by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
If I could perfectly deliver even one soul back home, back to Godhead, I would think my mission- propagating Krishna consciousness – to be successful.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is the only enjoyer. Everyone and everything else is the object of his enjoyment.
In this material world there are only two representatives of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the transcendental sound vibration of the Holy Name and his eternally transcendental deity incarnation.
Life without love is useless and poor they say, Appoint me in thy service, Oh Lord with Love as my pay.
Krishna will be merciful to us and we shall be blessed with the gift of devotion to His divine feet the very day that we are delivered from the evil desire of seeking advantages and honors from others.
The three final instructions:- 1) Do not try to be a hero, simply try to be a speck in the hands of the spiritual master. 2) Always take shelter of Hari Naam & Hari Katha. 3) Beware of disunity.
As soon as we get to know the Absolute Truth, we should become fixed in it. Instead of wasting a single moment of time left, we should be engaged in serving Sri Hari.
Where there is discussion about Hari, that is a place of pilgrimage.
He who is constantly absorbed in discussing about Sri Hari is a saint. One who is constantly engaged in serving the Supreme Personality of Godhead is a saint. One who in all his endeavors tries to serve Krishna is a saint.
For the pleasure of the Lord, His devotees call Him by His Holy Name to render service unto Him, not to fulfill their own desires.
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