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
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.
If we take shelter of the lotus feet of the spiritual master, we can become free from illusion, fear and distress. If we wholeheartedly beg for his mercy without any deceit then the spiritual master bestows all auspiciousness upon us.
Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies.
The only desired object in our life is to collect the dust from the Lotus feet of Sri Rupa Goswami, who fulfilled the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
The Fountainhead of all eternal and temporal manifestations is confined in Sri Krishna alone.
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.
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