HG Padmanayana Dasa
By the will of the Lord and the planning of devotees in Balramdesh, September 2010, saw the first MI program successfully conducted. Giving an insight in ways and methodology of teaching, H. G. Atul Krishna Prabhu, facilitated the course and opened in the minds of devotees of Balramdesh to newer horizons of teaching and learning.
With H. G. Gopi Jana Prabhu of Balramdesh working tirelessly to put it all together, the first Bhakti Sastri Course was introduced in the year 2010 with an attendance of 27 students. The variety of teachers not only brought newer insights into our vast scriptures, but also stirred up a lot of interest and admiration for the work or Srila Prabhupada in each and every participant. Beautifully taught, in a compact yet meticulous manner, the teaching methodology made is easy for students to study Srila Prabhupada’s books and systematically in a short and programmed period of time.
Currently the second batch of Bhaktisastri and the first batch of Bhaktivaibhav courses are being conducted in Balramdesh under the guidance of HG Padmanayana Prabhu, Director of The Mayapur Institute (MI). In this way the word in every nook and corner of the world, the Holy Name is spreading. Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!
Realisation of the participating devotees (Both Bhakti Sastri and Bhakti Vaibhav course).
“HG Padmanayana prabhuji not only taught the subject matter thoroughly but more important, he demonstrated an appropriate attitude of humility, while teaching in a practical way. We cannot forget the detailed and thoroughly researched answer concerning the exact status of Lord Siva and Brahmaji. The detailed chart depicting the actual position of Lord Siva and Brahmaji cleared all our doubts…We are extremely grateful to Prabhuji for giving us a wonderful association…” – Mridul Govinda Das.
“Dear Prabhuji… Thank you for your guidance Prabhu for Bahagavatam is all in all the total truth, of this there is no doubt…The path to the Supreme is utmost divine, we only have to live a life that is sublime… In this age of Kali, men have but short lives, being quarrelsome, unlucky and full of vice… but there is hope in this age , So you say, hence we pray to you that we may one day take this message “Back to Godhead“ – Kanai Priya devi Dasi.
“From the first day itself we felt HG Padmanayana Prabhuji as one among us… We never met Prabhuji but the impression was such that we all felt that Prabhuji… like our family member. Thank you very much for the wonderful opening session of Bhakti Vaibhav course…. – Kirtaneswar Das.
“The very first day HG Padmanayana prabhuji asked me … How do you want this course to be conducted? Topic wise or Lesson wise? I paused for a moment and Prabhuji advised “Don’t jump … go gradually and grasp the essence. The course was presented with specific quotation from Srila Prabhupada quotes and the experience of Unit #1 of Bhakti Vaibhav was very enlivening. Towards the end of the unit#1, the position of Brahma and Siva was very clearly explained… – Gopijana Krishna Das.
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