Biography of Srila Prabhupada released by Governor of Karnataka

Mahasadhaka, the biography of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder-Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness) was released by His Excellency Sri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka. The release took place on 27th of September at Hare Krishna Hill, Bengaluru. Present at the book release were His Holiness Sri Sri Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Math and Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, President, ISKCON Bangalore graced the occasion. Dr. Chandrashekhara Kambara, a well-known writer and Jnanpith awardee was the Guest of Honor.

Governor Vajubhai Vala related the decline in societal values to the lack of religious feelings among people. He said, “It is time to cultivate religious feelings in oneself. At the same time, it is also essential to let go of blind faith. This will help alleviate the degenerating situation in the society today. The present education can give only technical knowledge but it doesn’t teach any samskara.”

He further elaborated that qualities like satya, ahimsa, aparigraha, etc., are integral part of Indian culture.  He also speak of the glory of the Bhagavad-gita, mentioning it as a book that stands above and apart from all the books.

According to Madhu Pandit Dasa, Mahasadhaka lends a glimpse into Srila Prabhupada’s life in India before he set out on an odyssey to the West on his mission and the years he spent all over the world spreading the teachings of Krishna. He revered as the story of one of the greatest spiritual leaders.

Speaking on the occasion, the author, Dr. Babu Krishnamurthy expressed his great happiness at having worked on the biography of Srila Prabhupada saying that it was the greatest and most marvelous moments in his life.
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Madhu Pandit Dasa also mentioned spoke about the humility of Srila Prabhupada. He said that Srila Prabhupada never promoted himself anywhere for he was a selfless man. He said that Srila Prabhupada is truly an ambassador of Lord Krishna from the spiritual world and that Mahasadhaka is offered to him as a token of honor and appreciation.



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  • Anurag Jain

    Unbelievably Great! . Let Us Surrender. Worship him by every act of Ours. Let Us make this … Human Birth worthy. Thank you Srila Prabhupad. Hare Krishna.

  • Neeraj Goel

    Prabhupada was definitely an enlightened person and the path he chose to reach there was Bhakti or devotion. There are other paths to enlightenment and people are free to chose a suitable path according to their intellectual capacity and personal circumstances. Indian traditions offer different paths to spirituality, to different people, at different levels. Indian traditions require you to first develop discriminatory knowledge/knowledge of discernment, analyze and understand the world and then they expect you to throw that tool away, in order to awaken your intuitive mind. When you are at a level where you can TRULY understand Prabhupada, you already know that you are not blindly following anything, anymore.

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