Bhakti Vikasa SwamiHis Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that year with the name Ilapati dasa by ISKCON's founder-acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. From 1977 to 1979 he was based in India, mostly traveling in West Bengal preaching Krishna consciousness and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. He then spent the following 10 years helping to pioneer ISKCON's preaching in Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia. In 1989 he was granted the order of sannyasa, receiving the name Bhakti Vikasa Swami. He has since travelled widely throughout the subcontinent, lecturing in English, Hindi, and Bengali. He also travels to and preaches Krishna consciousness in other parts of the world. He continues to write books and magazine articles. His books have been translated into more than fifteen languages.
Quotes by His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Swami

Cause of Distress

The endeavor for material happiness inevitably is a cause of distress.

Lecture on "Memories of my youth" – 27th OCT'06 – DXB

Mundane Education

Bhakti Vikas Swami on Mundane Education

Mundane educational qualifications are no evidence of genuine intelligence. Rather they are a certificate of a person's stupidity or at least misfortune in having dedicated much time and energy in amassing information that has no intrinsic value.

Mentalities of Different People

People with different mentalities have strong inclinations (according to their mentality). If we try to make a brahmana into a sudra, or a person of sudra mentality into a brahmana, it won't work.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

Foolish People

Many people misunderstand that the universal form becomes concentrated to take the form of Krishna. They are described as foolish by the Lord.

Lecture on "Understanding Krishna through Bhagavad Gita" – Salem – 8th Nov'06

See What Srila Prabhupada Did

You may say that Srila Prabhupada didn't do this or He didn't do that but we should see what He did – He spread Krishna consciousness all over the world.

Lecture on ‘Don’t make Prabhupada disappear’ – 26th Oct 06 – Dubai



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