Born in a vaishnava family in Manipur (India), from his childhood, Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami was nurtured with the culture of devotion to Sri Sri Radha & Krishna. A spiritual revolution came in his life when he met His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness – ISKCON. Being initiated & authorized by Srila Prabhupada for preaching the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness to the Scientific & intellectual community of the world, His Holiness dedicated his whole life in serving his spiritual master. On 02 Oct 2006, the auspicious day of Vijay Dasami, he left this mortal world & entered into the divine abode of the Supreme Lord, Golok Vrindavan.
Quotes by His Holiness Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami
When we are physically strong, we engage in service. So that when we are not able to work, we will be able to remember Krishna, Prabhupada, our spiritual master and even our spiritual name in sub-consciousness.
Hearing is important but practical application is the most important. Then it will be possible to remember the Lord constantly.
Just like little drops of water together make an ocean, similarly drops of our energy combined can make a strong sankirtan movement.
Kirtaniya sada hari, Sing and chant. Singing means practical approach. Then we will acknowledge the mercy.
In initiation we get a spiritual name so that we can be able to remember Krishna.
Life should be moulded in such a way so that we can be able to remember the Lord constantly.
Hear first, then glorify.
Once I was admitted in a hospital in Bangalore. A bird used to come in the balcony of my room at 4:30 am (Mangala Arati time). And the bird would speak in human language, “Swami ji! Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”
Once I was giving a lecture and saying, “Life is uncertain”. Just then a bird came, touched the fan and fell down on the groud. Then I said, “This bird has sacrificed his life to prove my words”.
Once Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur came in my dream and said, “Your Guru Maharaja (SrilaPrabhupada) and myself are coming to your Manipur U.B.C (University of Bhagavata Culture) inauguration. I started thinking that I will have to put two asanas there.
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