By Tamal Krishna Goswami

ISBN-10: 0199796637

ISBN-13: 9780199796632

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founding father of the Hare Krishna circulate, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Chaitanya. He authored greater than fifty volumes of English translation and commentaries on Sanskrit and Bengali texts, serving as a medium among those far-off professionals and his glossy Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for non secular swap and a revolution in recognition. He needed to communicate the language of a humans significantly disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with out compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social medical, philosophical, and 'insider' different types of research formerly utilized have did not clarify the presence of a strong interpretative device-a mahavakya or 'great utterance'-that governs and pervades Prabhupada's 'living theology' of devotion on bhakti. For Prabhupada, the wide variety of 'vedic' material is ruled through the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the excellent character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the collage of Cambridge, his thirty years' adventure as a practitioner and instructor, and his vast interactions with Prabhupada as either own secretary and managerial consultant, afforded him a special chance to appreciate and light up the theological contribution of Prabhupada. during this paintings, Goswami proves that the voice of the scholar-practitioner might be in detail attached along with his culture whereas maintaining a mature severe stance relative to his topic. A dwelling Theology of Krishna Bhakti encompasses a severe creation and end by way of Graham M. Schweig.

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By analogy with other religions, the canonical scriptures of ISKCON have been established” (1998:4). In Quest of the “Theological” Prabhupāda 25 the varied lenses of the social sciences. All of these are legitimate strategies. Still, the collective portrait of Prabhupāda till now is not an image of theological wholeness, but more a pastiche of fragmented, sometimes incongruent elements. Giving less importance to the movement as a “living theology,” the socialscientific studies, by far the most numerous, have presented Prabhupāda’s mission as a psychological, political, and social phenomenon.

21. In a conversation with me in 1977, Prabhupāda approved the idea of a biography, but hinted that it should not be done while he was alive. A year later, after Prabhupāda’s demise, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission authorized Satsvarūpa Dāsa Goswami to write the biography. 28 a l i v ing t heol o gy of k r ishna bh a k t i A frequent problem with hagiography is that supporting characters and events are devalued while the principal subject towers with Bunyanesque proportions against a two-dimensional backdrop world too small to contain him.

Allen Ginsberg, Thomas Merton, and Denise Levertov, as dissimilar in temperament and style as alike in their appreciation for poesy and for things Indian, take turns acquainting Macmillan’s readers with that ultimate Indian philosophical poem, the Gītā. Ginsberg begins by introducing its latest interpreter: Swami Bhaktivedanta came to USA and went swiftly to the Archetype Spiritual Neighborhood, the New York Lower East Side, and installed intact an ancient perfectly preserved piece of street India.

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