Although His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) never visited Houston, the devotees in Houston are very much attached to fulfilling his mission: spreading the science of Krishna consciousness to every town and village. This mission was actually given to Srila Prabhupada by his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami, and follows the heart-felt desire of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who declared: The Holy Name of Krishna should be heard in every town and village in the world. It should be distributed without discrimination to man or woman; rich or poor; Hindu, Muslim, Christian, or whatever religion. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu practically demonstrated, through disciples like Haridas Thakur, that conditions of birth and previous activities were not obstacles to devotional service. He very much sought to save all the living entities from the clutches of the material entrapment. Many had tried to bring dharma (religion) to the Western world in the past, but Srila Prabhupada succeeded where others had failed, finally bringing Lord Chaitanya’s prophecy to its fruition.
A verse in Srimad Bhagavatam (2.4.18) says that members of all races of the world, no matter how sinful they are by birth, can be purified by taking shelter of the pure devotees of Lord Vishnu. Srila Prabhupada fulfilled the purport of this verse by bringing spiritual life to every corner of the world. Krishna’s Holy Name is, even to this day, being spread to more and more places in the world through Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON centers.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
To fulfill the orders of his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada published many books explaining Krishna consciousness, the sanatana-dharma of all.
His list of publications includes:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Science of Self-Realization
Back to Godhead magazine
Nectar of Devotion
Teachings of Lord Kapila
The Higher Taste
For a complete list of his books, please try the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the organization Srila Prabhupada entrusted with the work of publishing his books.
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