Topic: Srila Prabhupada

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How the culmination of thousands of years of Vedic philosophical debate appeared as an unlikely export from India to the rest of the world. Srila Prabhupada The freezing wind blasting off the river becomes merciless when funneled between the walls of the city’s chartered canyons. The wind hurtles a birdshot of cinder and sleet; it sends trash skimming over the icy pavement and lifts it in sudden...
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On the morning of September 17, 1959, in the fifty-by-twenty-five-foot Deity room on the second floor of the Keshavaji Math, a group of devotees sat before the Deities of Radha-Krishna and Lord Chaitanya. The Deities were colorfully dressed in royal clothing and silver crowns. Radharani's right hand faced palm-forward in benediction for the worshiper; at Her side, Her left hand held a flower for...
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Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru or spiritual teacher. Krishna says in the Adi Purana, ". . . one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee." In the system of bhakti-yoga, the first duty is to accept a devotee as spiritual master and then to render service unto him...
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Reading Damodara Dasa’s memoir about Srila Prabhupada makes me wish I’d been there. But my time came later, in 1974. My head bowed to the floor in the San Francisco temple, I looked up briefly and saw, just inches away, Srila Prabhupada’s feet in rust-colored socks gliding by. He had come for the annual Rathayatra festival. The next day, dancing onstage, arms raised high, he inspired ten thousand...
Reading Complexity: Medium