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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for...
  • His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and the world’s foremost teacher of Krishna Bhakti in the 20th century.
    Born in India as Abhay Charan De, Abhay received a classical European education from Calcutta’s prestigious Scottish Church College. However, as a political activist and early follower of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement, he rejected his diploma in protest of British rule in India. Several years later, after a life-changing encounter with Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, a prominent scholar and spiritual teacher who explained that the practice of Krishna Bhakti is too important to wait for political reform, Abhay redirected his attention from politics towards the cultivation of spiritual life and community.
    Bhaktisiddhanta represented the ancient tradition of Krishna Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, based on the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. Upon their first meeting, Bhaktisiddhanta asked Abhay to bring the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and the practice of Krishna Bhakti to the West. Inspired by the depth of Bhaktisiddhanta’s devotional wisdom, Abhay became his lifelong student.
    After four decades of learning and practice, while simultaneously running his own business and supporting his family, Abhay took formal vows of sannyasa, or celibate priesthood. In preparation of his journey to the West, Abhay settled in the holy city of Vrindavan, India and began translating the Sanskrit verses of the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-bhagavatam into English and writing elaborate commentaries explaining each verse. During this time, Abhay was given the title Bhaktivedanta in recognition of his advanced scholarship and spiritual realization.
    In 1965, at the age of 69, Bhaktivedanta departed from India with unremitting determination to fulfill his teacher’s request. After a month-long voyage, having suffered two heart attacks while aboard an Indian cargo ship, Bhaktivedanta arrived at a lonely Brooklyn pier with seven dollars in Indian rupees and a trunk of ancient Sanskrit scriptures translated into English.
    Although faced with many hardships, Bhaktivedanta began giving Bhagavad-gita classes in Bowery lofts and leading kirtan (devotional chanting) in Tompkins Square Park. His sincerity attracted the attention of young seekers, eager to learn more about meditation and Eastern spirituality. With their help, Bhaktivedanta rented a small storefront in New York’s Lower East Side and continued giving daily classes and leading kirtan.
    Inspired by the support of his young American students, Bhaktivedanta established ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) with the hope that his students’ enthusiasm would continue to grow. The following year, Bhaktivedanta was asked to establish ISKCON in San Francisco, where hundreds of more students began regularly attending his classes and kirtans.
    In the following 11 years, Bhaktivedanta (again honored with a new title – Srila Prabhupada) circled the globe 14 times, bringing Krishna Bhakti to tens of thousands of people on six continents. With their help, he established centers and projects throughout the world including temples, ashrams, farm communities, schools, universities, and what would become the world’s largest vegetarian food relief program.
    During this time, Srila Prabhupada continued his translation work and authored an unprecedented number of books, over 70 titles, subsequently translated into 76 languages. His most prominent works include: Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the 30-volume Srimad-bhagavatam, and the 17-volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrita.
    In 1977, at the age of 81, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada passed away in Vrindavan, surrounded by his loving disciples who continue to preserve his legacy. Although the teachings of Krishna Bhakti had rarely ventured beyond India’s borders, by the extraordinary devotion and determination of Srila Prabhupada, tens of millions of people around the globe now benefit from the timeless practice of Krishna Bhakti.

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  • His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Sacra Diksha 2018

In occasione di Shri Balarama Mahotsava a Prabhupada desh, alcuni cari devoti hanno ricevuto la prima e la seconda iniziazione da Shriman Matsya Avatar Prabhu.

A tutti loro vanno le nostre affettuose congratulazioni e auguri di successo spirituale!

E' stata un'occasione speciale in cui Shrila Gurudeva ha spiegato il valore e lo scopo della sacra Diksha tra Terra e Cielo, ovvero per un miglioramento della propria vita in tutti gli ambiti, perché non può esserci realizzazione spirituale senza evoluzione sul piano etico e adeguata assunzione delle proprie responsabilità sociali.

Con gioia vi ricordiamo adesso i nomi spirituali dei nuovi iniziandi:

Bhaktin Alessandra: Śrīpadma Maňjarī dāsī, “Servitrice di Śrīpadma Maňjarī”, una delle Maňjarī care amiche di Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Śrīpadma è anche un nome di Kṛṣṇa, “il meraviglioso loto”. Śrīpadma Maňjarī è la Maňjarī del meraviglioso Signore simile al loto.

Bhaktin Barbara: Kandarpā Maňjarī dāsī, “Servitrice di Kandarpā Maňjarī.” E' il nome di una delle Vara Gopī, le più eccelse tra le Gopī Maňjarī. Nello specifico il nome Kandarpā indica il deva dell’Amore.

Bhaktin Brunella: Subhadra dāsī, “Servitrice di Subhadra”, la sorella più giovane di Kṛṣṇa. Subhadra significa “Splendida, gloriosa”.

Bhaktin Cinzia: Candanāvatī dāsī, “Servitrice di Candanāvatī”, una delle eterne amiche (Nitya Sakhī) di Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.

Bhakta Cristiano: Kṛṣṇa-nāma dāsa, “Servitore del nome di Kṛṣṇa”.

Bhaktin Daniela: CandraLalita dāsī, “Servitrice di CandraLalita”, una delle care amiche (Priya Sakhī) di Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Lalita significa “giocosa, scherzosa, amabile”. Candra significa “luna”.

Bhakta Davide: Sudāma dāsa, “Servitore di Sudāma”. Sudāma è un brahmana amico caro di Kṛṣṇa.

Bhaktin Gaia: Guṇa Maňjarī dāsī, “Servitrice di Guṇa Maňjarī”, una delle otto Maňjarī (Aṣṭa Maňjarī), giovani amiche di Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Dona gioia a Kṛṣṇa e la sua carnagione è di un colore bianco lucente.

Bhaktin Lucia: Lavaṇga Maňjarī dāsī, “Servitrice di Lavaṇga Maňjarī dāsī”, una delle otto Maňjarī (Aṣṭa Maňjarī), giovani amiche di Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. E’ famosa per la sua natura piacevole e bel carattere. Dona gioia a Kṛṣṇa.”

Bhaktin Pamela: Paurṇamāsī dāsī, “Servitrice di Paurṇamāsī”. Paurṇamāsī Gopī è una delle Gopī messaggere, che conoscono molto bene la geografia sacra di Vrindavana, esperte nella cura di piante e fiori e nel predisporre i luoghi d’incontro di Rādhā e Kṛṣṇa. E’ l’amata discepola di Nāradamuni, immersa nell’amore per il suo adorato Kṛṣṇa.

Bhaktin Paola: Puṇdarīka dāsī, “Servitrice di Puṇdarīka”. Puṇdarīka è una Gopī il cui nome significa “loto bianco”, simbolo di Kṛṣṇa, della Sua purezza e gloria eterna. "

Bhaktin Renata: Rati Maňjarī dāsī, “Servitrice di Rati Maňjarī”, una delle otto Maňjarī (Aṣṭa Maňjarī). Rati significa “Amore, delizia”.

Bhakta Sergio: Subala dāsa, “Servitore di Subala”, amico caro di Kṛṣṇa. Subala significa “molto potente”. 

 


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