A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of by Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

By Tamal Krishna Goswami,Graham M. Schweig

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founding father of the Hare Krishna flow, 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 gurus and his sleek Western readership and utilizing his writings as blueprints for religious switch and a revolution in awareness. He needed to communicate the language of a humans greatly disparate from the unique recipients of his tradition's scriptures with out compromising constancy to the tradition.

Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social clinical, philosophical, and 'insider' kinds 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 via the axiomatic fact: Krishna is the superb character of Godhead.

Goswami's educational education on the college of Cambridge, his thirty years' adventure as a practitioner and instructor, and his broad interactions with Prabhupada as either own secretary and managerial consultant, afforded him a distinct 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 together with his culture whereas maintaining a mature serious stance relative to his topic. A dwelling Theology of Krishna Bhakti features a serious creation and end by means of Graham M. Schweig.

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