Subhag SwamiHis Holiness Subhag Swami was born on 21st December, 1940 in West Bengal, India. In November of 1965, he went to London to pursue higher studies in Engineering. During the course of his studies in London, in 1970, he met Srila Prabhupada. From then on Srila Prabhupada personally trained him for a period of 7 years in the scientific understanding of Vedic Culture which aims at enlightening the general mass, especially the student community. He was formally initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1971. Based in Mayapur for 34 years, he served the mission in different ways. Subhag Swami has translated some Vaishnava Scriptures from Sanskrit and Bengali into English. Also he has translated Srila Prabhupada’s books from English into Bengali including Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Teachings of Lord Kapila, Prayers to Queen Kunti, Easy Journey to Other Planets, Matchless Gifts, Teachings of Lord Caitanya, etc. He is, at present, a guide as well as a personal mentor to hundreds of dedicated students all over the world.
Quotes by His Holiness Subhag Swami

Ideal Vaishnava

The highest is the Vaishnava. Ideal vaishnava means he is a parama-hamsa. That means he is not envious from anybody. He is always thinking how to take others back to Godhead.


One should go for parikrama, because in parikrama, everything is there.  Shravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, so that we can easily develop attachment for Krishna.


Purity of consciousness depends upon purity of mind. Purity of mind depends on purity of actions. How you eat, sleep and whom you associate with matters a lot.

Fall Down

Even after coming to the Bhava stage, Jada Bharata did the slightest mistake. Little compassion towards a deer. Even in bhava stage. Who is here in bhava stage, please raise hand.

Formula for Purity

To do devotional service, to chant attentively, one has to be pure in mind. To be pure in mind, one has to be pure in action. To be pure in action, one has to be pure in what he eats and with whom he associates.

Be Thoughtful

Opportunity is knocking, “Tak Tak Tak”. Devotee is supposed to be thoughtful, How much have I become purified?


One has to be fortunate to see or meet the lord. If you see, in a dream Krishna or deity, He may ask you, you told Me you will give me mango, where is my mango? You have to be fortunate, you have to be pure. These things are happening.

Vaishnava Platform

1. Ultimately a vaishnava is greater than brahmachari, grihastha or sanyasi. He is a parama-hamsa. Other things are external.

2. Even if you have brahminical qualities, it is of no use unless you become a devotee of Krishna.

3. Now I have become a brahmachari, I have become a sanyasi. And then disappear. What is this? Everyone will face the test. Are you a brahmin? Do you have the brahminical qualities? You are a sanyasi? Do you have the sanyasi’s qualities? Krishna will see that only.

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