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
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 Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is the only enjoyer. Everyone and everything else is the object of his enjoyment.
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.
Possession of objects not related to Krishna is our main malady.
Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies.
We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.
You cannot appreciate transcendental matters with the reasoning of the world. It is sheer nonsense to decry them with the measuring stick of your intellect.
Life is for the glorification of topics on Hari. If that is stopped, then what is the need is there to carry on life?
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