Monday, February 13, 2012

Srila Prabhupada profiled in a book on Gurus of India

Srila Prabhupada, our spiritual master and the acharya of the modern age, sampradaya acharya and the founder of ISKCON has been profiled as one the leading gurus in a publication “Gurus of India.” The book is published by the Pyramid Spiritual Societies India. It profiles Srila Prabhupada as a guru who was instrumental in taking the spiritual message across many countries. It appreciates Srila Prabhupada’s efforts at spreading Krishna consciousness all over the world. Interestingly it quotes from Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita As It Is and does not refer to the unauthorized biography of Srila Prabhupada written by Satsvarupa Dasa. The article gives a summary biography of Srila Prabhupada is his own words and praises his contributions.
Given below are a few excerpts from the book:
“I had my horoscope clearly written that “after seventy years he will be a great religious propagator who will establish many temples.”
“… The idea behind that is that grain of rice is not man-made it is made by God… It is Gods’ mercy… Just see… Great idea… This is God consciousness.”
“…The ideas imbibed from him and the ideas were later solidified by my spiritual master my eternal father.”
“…The Newyork times published a report of this with our pictures and headline that I was attracting the younger generation to Hare Krishna movement.”
Messages from the master
“There are two conceptions the physical conception and vibrational conception. Physical conception is temporary the vibration conception is eternal…”
“I shall remain your personal guidance present physically and when not present physically, just as I am getting guidance from my Guru Maharaj.”
“If there is no chance for serve the spiritual master directly one should serve him by remembering his instructions.”
The books quotes Srila Prabhupada’s own words and glorifies him aptly. The efforts of many Prabhupadanugas to ensure that our spiritual masters’ words are transmitted as it is have borne dividends. If only the entire ISKCON embraces all the teachings of Srila Prabhupada as is and spreads his glories as the only guru and acharya of ISKCON then days are not far when text books will glorify Prabhupada as a great spiritual leader of India and true ambassador of our culture. By embracing false gurus ISKCON has brought bad repute to a great organization and masked its great spiritual powers.
We look forward to that golden day when the Srila Prabhupada is established within ISKCON as the only guru and acharya. We hope that this wish becomes a reality within our lifetimes.
Srila Prabhupada Gurus of India

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