By Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

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 away gurus and his sleek Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for religious switch and a revolution in realization. He needed to converse the language of a humans enormously disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with no compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social medical, philosophical, and 'insider' varieties of research formerly utilized have didn't 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' subject material is ruled through the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the ideally suited character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the college of Cambridge, his thirty years' event 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 could be in detail attached together with his culture whereas maintaining a mature serious stance relative to his topic. A dwelling Theology of Krishna Bhakti encompasses a serious advent and end via Graham M. Schweig.

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