His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj appeared on this planet on the most auspicious day of Annada Ekadashi, on August 14, 1944, in New Delhi, India. After visiting the ISKCON temple in Montreal, Canada in September of 1967, Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj yearned to meet a Vaishnava guru and got the opportunity to meet Srila Prabhupada there in 1968. The combination of his family background and his search for spiritual life led him to Srila Prabhupada and he accepted initiation from him in early 1969. Gopal Krishna Goswami played a leading role in inspiring and completing several large ISKCON temples, such as the Glory of India temple in New Delhi in 1998 (inaugurated by then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee) and the Radha Bankebihari temple in Nairobi. Currently he is the GBC of over thirty temples around the world and serves as an initiating spiritual master, with disciples in Russia, America, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Quotes by His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj
The material world is a dangerous place to be in. It's dangerous because there is a temptation of illusory energy; there is danger at every step.
If you carry out the order of your spiritual master then the Lord will be so pleased that He will come to see you.
Our quota is not sixteen rounds, but attentive sixteen rounds.
Guru is pleased when he sees that the disciple is showing the symptoms of Shudh Bhakti.
Krishna katha brings a person to devotional service. In the same way, Prajalpa (useless talking) takes him away from devotional service.
Devotional service is so simple, but devotees because of their material inclinations make it complicated.
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