#10 Etiquette In Management – Spiritual Leadership In ISKCON
Srila Prabhupada established ISKCON to effectively propagate Krishna consciousness all over the world to further establish the golden age inaugurated by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and enable people to achieve the ultimate goal of their existence. Thus, the leaders of ISKCON have the solemn responsibility to continue this critically important mission. They have the duty to spiritualize this material world by transforming it from a world of exploitation in to a world of service. While doing so they have to remain humble servants of all those they serve. By becoming ideal Vaisnavas in their behavior and example, they will naturally motivate and guide the members of this illustrious institution and beyond. This seminar on “Etiquette in Management…” is designed to help the leaders of ISKCON become fully aware of their spiritual responsibility and achieve perfection in their service to Srila Prabhupada.
Bhakti Charu Swami joined ISKCON at Mayapur in 1976. During his first meeting with Srila Prabhupada, he was asked to translate his books into Bengali. Soon after that Srila Prabhupada appointed him as his secretary for Indian affairs and during the Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur he gave him first and second initiation simultaneously. Three months after that, in Vrindavan, he gave sannyas. He had the rare good fortune of serving Srila Prabhupada very intimately until he left this planet. In 1987 he joined the GBC body and served as its chairman in 1989. He is also serving as the chairman this year. As a GBC he served in Mayapur, Calcutta, Bangladesh, France, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, South Africa, Mauritius and in some parts of the USA. By 1995 he translated all the major works of Srila Prabhupada in to Bengal and produced a 104-episode video series on the life of Srila Prabhupada that was shown in the Indian National TV channel and had a viewership of more than 25 million. By Srila Prabhupada’s mercy he also built a marble temple in Ujjain in India, built in less than ten months and inaugurated in 2006.