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.
Aggressive intellectualism is "Atheism".
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.
In every birth one gets a father and a mother but one may not get instructions for his ultimate benefit.
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.
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.
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