About the Author
Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami was born in Delhi on Aug
14, 1994. He became an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International
Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1969 and accepted the renounced
order of life, Sannyas in 1982.
Currently he is GBC of ISKCON around the world. He
successfully opend the Sri Sri Radha-Parthsarathi temple in New Delhi, amongst
many throughout the world.
Following in the footsteps of his spiritual master, He
is spreading Krishna Consciousness all over the world by giving people,
transcendental knowledge, and guidance resulting in solace, happiness and love
Since time immemorial, we can see in the pious
land of Bharat-varsha (India), which has a great heritage of Vedic culture and
wisdom. In this land, great personalities appeared and taught us how to attain
peace and tranquility which is most required in these days. One of those
personalities is Srila Vyasadeva, who originally compiled the Vedic wisdom. The
final, most perfect and sublime work by Srila Vyasadeva is Srimad-Bhagavatam,
which is the natural commentary on the Vedanta-Sutra. There is also the
Bhagavad-gita, which was spoken by the Lord Himself and recorded by Srila
After that, in this Age of Kali, which is full
of quarrel and hypocrisy, the Lord appeared as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is
no other than Krsna Himself. He taught us the simple and sublime pro- cess to
attain the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That process is chanting of the Hare
Krsna Mahamantra “Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare
Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.” Lord Caitanya said that this Holy Name should be
spread in as many towns and villages as there are. Lord Caitanya predicted
prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama
sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama
“In every town and village, the chanting of My
name will be heard.” (Caitanya-bhagavata, Antya 4.126)
This great desire of Lord Caitanya was
fulfilled by His great devotee and spiritual commander in chief, A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. For this age, Srila Prabhupada, taking the
essential truths or the timeless Vedic wisdom of India and communicating them
live to all persons, delivered this transcendental knowledge with maximum
impact and precision.
In one of his purports, Srila Prabhupada
writes, “Vedanta is the last word in Vedic wisdom, and the author and knower of
the Vedanta philosophy is Lord Krsna and the highest Vedantist is the great
soul who takes pleasure in chanting the holy name of the Lord. That is the
ultimate purpose of all Vedic mysticism.” (BG 2.46)
Lord Krsna spoke the essence of Vedic wisdom
and the confidential knowledge in the Bhagavad-gita:
idam tu te guhyatamam pravahsyamy anasuyave
jnanam vijnana-sahitam nyaj jnatva moksyase
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My
dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this
most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which you shall be
relieved of the miseries of material existence.
Srila Prabhupada has simplified the teachings
of Bhagavad-gita for our understanding. If we really want to understand the
message of Bhagavad-gita, then we must study the “Bhagavad-gita as it is” by
Srila Prabhupada which is available in all important languages.
We feel great happiness to present this book
called “Waves of Wisdom,” which is compiled from the lectures of our beloved
Spiritual Master, Srila Gopal Krsna Goswami Maharaja, who is one of the
prominent disciples of Srila Prabhupada. For our understanding, he delivers
lectures on Srimad-Bhagavatam which is an ancient Sanskrit Scripture that
contains the essence of all Vedic wisdom, describing the teachings of the
Lord’s devotees as well as those of the Lord in many of His incarnations.
This book is a valuable addition to the
ever-expanding literary spiritual legacy produced by Srila Prabhupada and his
followers. By reading and following these instructions, we can easily attain
our real goal of life, which is Krsna prema.
We sincerely thank Sammohini Rupa Devi Dasi,
Ananda Dasa, Gopiswar Dasa and Govardhan Dasa for editing and proofreading.
I also thank Anuttama Hari Dasa for arranging
the design and layout, and Draupadirani Devi Dasi for transcribing the lectures
for this book. Also like to thank Ajayanath Dasa for designing beautiful cover
We pray to Srila Prabhupada, Sri Sri Nitai Gaur
Sunder, and our worshipable deities Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi to bless them
all with pure devotion.
Mind-The Best Friend or Worst Enemy
Source of Peace
The Highest Welfare Activity
Serving Krsna to the Best of our Ability
Supereme Lord’s Divine Incarnations
Always Stay in Krsna Consciousness
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