Satsvarupa Das Goswami is a senior disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Serving as a writer, poet and artist, Satsvarupa Das Goswami is the author of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's authorized biography, Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta. After Srila Prabhupada's disappearance, Satsvarupa Das Goswami was one of eleven disciples selected to become an initiating guru in ISKCON. Satsvarupa Das Goswami is one of the first few westerners ordained by Prabhupada in September 1966. He has been since established as a most prolific Vaishnava writer and poet. While traveling, lecturing on Krishna consciousness and instructing disciples worldwide, he has published over 150 books including poems, memoirs, essays, novels and studies based on the Vaishnava scriptures. In the recent years, he has created hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures that attempt to capture and express his absorption in the culture of Krishna consciousness.
Quotes by His Holiness Satsvarupa Das Goswami
A devotee is one who has recovered his intelligence and sanity. Thus he avoids sin, just as an intelligent child or sane person avoids touching fire.
Guru is not on the way to Krishna, Guru is 'the way' to Krishna.
Four 'R's of Krishna Consciousness: Recognition (locating the weeds inside the heart), Remorse (feeling ashamed of them), Rectification (removing the weeds from the heart) and Reunion (Krishna awarding us His love).
If an ordinary man does not eat, he will grow weak and die. Similarly, if a devotee does not taste the transcendental pastimes of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Krishna, he will gradually weaken and die spiritually.
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