#33 Understanding the Super excellence of Gaudiya Vaisnavism
This presentation is directed to every devotee within and outside of ISKCON, especially those who desire to have a clearer and better understanding of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. You will understand that this school of thought permeates Srila Prabhupada’s purports. The importance of reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books will also be realized. Understanding Gaudiya Vaisnavism deeply, will empower and inspire you to be a competent preacher and ultimately make you proud and confident to be a part of this school of thought.
We will embark on an analytical and comparative study of the evolution of different schools of thought from voidism to Acintya Bhedabheda, the relation between Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the acarya parampara, sadhana bhakti, spiritual and Vedic cosmology, the 12 mellows, the supreme source of valid knowledge and the supreme goal of life.
Lokanath Swami met the Hare Krishna devotees at an ISKCON pandal program in Bombay in 1971 and a year later joined the Juhu temple full time. He was one of Srila Prabhupada’s very first Indian disciples having received Harinama initiation in 1972 and sannyasa diksa initiation in 1975. He travels extensively within and outside of India preaching, singing, attending festivals, presenting Bagavat kathas, arranging parikramas, walking in padayatras and writing. As ISKCON’s Global Padayatra Minister, he has expanded this service worldwide. He also serves as the zonal secretary for Maharashtra, is a member of the GBC Team Building Team and ISKCON India Bureau.