Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta

A Message from the Hare Krishna Society:

The devotees of the Hare Krishna Society invite you to participate in reviving widespread interest in and obedience to Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental mission. The sanga of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples has been weakened and fragmented due, largely, to institutional corruption and misguided leadership. While some endeavor to reform institutions and their leaders. Hare Krishna Society devotees, following Srila Prabhupada’s example, understand the wisdom of avoiding politics and endeavor instead to establish new positive programs for preaching Krishna consciousness worldwide. We hope this book will serve Srila Prabhupada’s dedicated followers as a guiding document for preaching Krishna consciousness and establishing temples and communities of devotees all over the world.

The Hare Krishna Society aims to foster an alliance of like-minded devotees engaged in service to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder and beloved Acarya of the entire Krishna consciousness movement. The Hare Krishna Society is spiritually identical to the original International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which Srila Prabhupada painstakingly organized for the benefit of everyone in the world. The Hare Krishna Society aims to promote an atmosphere of love and trust, wherein devotees may cooperate to serve Lord Caitanya’s glorious mission under the auspices of Srila Prabhupada’s perfect guidance. We invite each of Srila Prabhupada’s followers to use this book as a guide for teaching the principles of Krishna consciousness to devotees of Krishna all over the world. (Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta will soon be available in French and Spanish.)

Participation in the Hare Krishna Society may be performed in various ways:

1.) Association: Take part in local programs and associate with local members.

2.) Affiliation: Become an affiliated center or household by understanding and accepting the principles described in Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta and by associating with other members of the Hare Krishna Society.

3.) Chapter: Become a Hare Krishna Temple by agreeing to accept the principles and practices outlined in Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta and to associate and consult withdevotees of the Hare Krishna Society for the sake of cooperation through sincere practical efforts for organized public preaching.

Thank you for your association. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Hare Krishna Society centers and contacts:

Ashland, Oregon: 84 Pine St. 97520, (541) 482-8387 / Butte Falls, Oregon: 4510 Fish Lake Rd. 97522, (541) 865-7977 / Los Angeles, California: 3722 Delmas Terrace # 5, 90034, (310) 858-0572 (and) 3162 Hutchinson Ave., 90034 (310) 202-1814 (and) 3731 Watseka Ave. No. 1, 90034, (310) 559-4436 / Ludlow, Kentucky: 330 Elm St.. 41016 / Hilo, Hawaii: P.O. Box 11429, 96721, (808) 937-5486 / Montreal, Canada: Govinda Jaya Jaya Restaurant 263 Ave Duluth E, (514) 994-9647 / Negeri Sembilan, Malayasia: 02-03, Kompleks Kediaman Pendidikan 71010 Lukut, Port Dickson / New York, New York: Prabhupada Sankirtana Society (a.k.a. “the original ISKCON”), Contact His Holiness Kapindra Swami, 599 6th Ave, 10011. (212) GOD-8323 / Portland, Oregon: 18283 N.W. Chemeketa Lane, Unit B, 97229. (503) 702-8085 / Sedro Woolley, Washington (Seattle area): 8805 Harrison Road 98284, (360) 856-5411.

Additional references regarding great Vaisnavas

“Sometimes the ever-liberated personal associate of the Supreme Personality of Godhead descends into this universe just as the Lord descends. Although working for the liberation of conditioned souls, the messenger of the Supreme Lord remains untouched by the external energy. Generally ever-liberated personalities live in the spiritual world as associates of Lord Krishna, and they are known as krsna-parisada, associates of the Lord. Their only business is enjoying Lord Krishna’s company, and even though such eternally liberated persons come within this material world to serve the Lord’s purpose, they enjoy Lord Krishna’s company without stoppage.” {Caitanya-caritamrta. Madhya 22.14-15. Purport)

“Srila Vasudeva Datta wanted to completely relieve the conditioned souls from material existence so they would no longer have an opportunity to commit sinful acts. This is the significant difference between Vasudeva Datta and Lord Jesus Christ. It is a great offense to receive pardon for sins and then commit the same sinful activity again. Such an offense is more dangerous than the sinful activity itself. Vasudeva Datta was so liberal that he requested Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to transfer all offensive activity upon him so the conditioned souls would be purified and go back home, back to Godhead…

“Vasudeva Datta’s example is unique not only within this world but within the universe. It is beyond the conception of fruitive actors or the speculation of mundane philosophers… Themayavadis and karmis should therefore turn their attention to the magnanimous Vasudeva Datta. who wanted to suffer for others in a hellish condition… He was the most exalted personality to ever show mercy to the conditioned souls. This in not an exaggeration of his transcendental qualities. It is perfectly true. Actually, there cannot be any comparison to Vasudeva Datta… The entire world is purified simply by the appearance of such a great devotee. Indeed, by his transcendental presence the whole world is glorified and all conditioned souls are also glorified…

“Such a devotee, engaging in the deliverance of the total population, is as magnanimous as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself, (namo maha-vandanyaya krsna-prema-pradayate, krsnaya krsna-caitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah). Such a personality factually represents Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu because his heart is always filled with compassion for all conditioned souls.”(Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya 15.163, Purport).

“A nitya-siddha devotee comes from Vaikuntha upon the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and shows by his example how to become a pure devotee (anyabhilasita-sunyam)… A pure devotee, therefore, is a practical example for all living entities, including Lord Brahma.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.10.3, Purport)

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, the personified energy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy, who deliver devotional service enriched with conjugal love of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, coming exactly in the line of revelation of Srila Rupa Gosvami.” (Srila Bhakisiddhanta Sarasvati Pranati, Verse 3)

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Srila Gaurakisora das Babaji Maharaja, who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation and intense love of Krishna.”(Srila Gaurakisora Pranati, Verse 1)

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda, who is the transcendental energy ofi Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a strict follower of the Gosvamis, headed by Srila Rupa Gosvami.” (Srila Bhaktivinoda Pranati, Verse 1)

“I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Krishna, who is nondifferent from His features as a devotee, devotional manifestation, devotional incarnation, pure devotee, and devotional energy.” (Sri Panca-tattva Pranama)


Srila Prabhupada
Sri Navadvipa dhama Sankirtana

 His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder-Acharya of the International Krishna Consciousness Movement

“My success is always there. Yes. Just like the sun is there always. It may come before your vision or not— the sun is there.
But if you are fortunate you come before the sun… “The sun is open to everyone.” (Conversation, February 12,1975, Mexico City)

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