A biography of substance, this highly illustrated work follows the life of Srila Prabhupada Saraswati Thakura – his associations and spiritual development, his founding of Sri Gaudiya Math, and the subsequent worldwide preaching mission. Even as a youth, Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur was well known for his accomplishments in writing, publishing and debate. The son of Bengali poet-saint Bhaktivinode Thakur, he possessed extensive knowledge of wide ranging subjects, from Vedic theology to mathematics and astrology. Prabhupada includes the stories of his teachers and students, as well as excerpts from his greatest speeches and much more. Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs individually varnished and digitally restored.
His philosophy of service is condensed in these words: “Keep the path of raga-marga high above, don’t try to bring the higher plane down, but worship it by doing whatever is necessary for their divine service.”
An extremely beautiful large format book. Filled with many rare and wonderful photos, quotes and appreciations.