His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in a family of pure Gaudiya Vaisnavas in 1896 in Calcutta on the auspicious day of Nandutsav. From early childhood, he showed signs of pure devotion to Lord Sri Krishna. At the tender age of five, he single-handedly organized a neighborhood Ratha-yatra festival. In their first meeting in 1922, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura requested Srila Prabhupada to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English. He followed the instructions of His spiritual master and tried his best to serve Him. He took sannyasa in 1959 and eventually went to the West and established ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) in July, 1966. Before he passed away on November 14, 1977, he had guided the Society and seen it grow to a worldwide confederation of more than 108 temples, many asramas, schools, temples, institutes and farm communities. His motto was, "Preaching is the essence, purity is the force, books are the basis and utility is the principal".
Quotes by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Every one should be friendly for the service of the Lord. Every one should praise another’s service to the Lord and not be proud of his own service. This is the way of Vaisnava thinking, Vaikuntha thinking.
Real knowledge is expounded in Bhagavad-gita: “Just become Krishna conscious. Just worship Krishna and become a devotee of Krishna.”
Srimad Bhagavatam 3.24.18,
A pure devotee of the Lord accepts tribulations as favors from the Lord. Since the Lord is absolute, there is no mundane difference between the two.
There is no eye equal to knowledge, no austerity equal to speaking the truth, no misery equal to attachment and no happiness equal to detachment.
A devotee of the Lord is always fearless because of the protection given by the Lord.
By giving everything to the cause of the Lord, one does not lose anything, but he gains everything that he could never otherwise expect.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.17,
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