Who is Srila Prabhupada - his guruship
A guru (also known as a teacher), is very important if one has to acquire knowledge in a particular field and thereby become an expert in it. Just as we have teachers in our schools and universities, similarly, in matters related to spirituality, we need gurus to guide us in the right path if we are serious and want to progress in our spiritual lives. A genuine guru in the spiritual path is Srila Prabupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, who, despite leaving his body in 1977, continues to guide us towards God via his profoundly written books and other teachings.
Srila Prabhupada, a glorious modern sage, shares his love with all he meets, via his profound teachings, which bring to life Lord Chaitanya's message: how to develop pure love for Krishna, or God. Srila Prabhupada's outstanding personality - his transcendental desires, qualities, character and personal history - is abundantly expressed in his lectures, conversations, letters and, to some degree, in his books. An endearing presentation on his guruship is found within this Vaniquotes category - I Am Your Guru (Prabhupada).
An introduction is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's teachings
|As soon as this poison will come—"Suppress guru and I become Brahman"—everything finished. Spiritual life is finished. Gauḍīya Maṭha finished, that..., violated the orders of Guru Mahārāja. (Conversation, 20 April 1977, Bombay)|
|As you say we are all unqualified, but we become qualified by the mercy of Guru and Krsna. (Letter, 16 May 1973, Los Angeles)|
Srila Prabhupada's guruship - explore more within this category.
Vanipedia has now over 301 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's teachings from the series Who is Srila Prabhupada. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's outstanding personality - his transcendental desires, qualities, character and personal history - There is a subject for everyone.