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In Calcutta on 1st September 1896, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada appeared in a family of Krishna conscious devotees. From childhood he showed signs of a pure devotee of the Lord, engaged in glorifying the Lord and performing Krishna conscious plays at school. His father, Gour Mohan De, gave him proper spiritual training from a very young age.
Srila Prabhupada first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami (1874 – 1937) in Calcutta in 1922. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, of the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya chain of disciplic succession, was a great scholar and exponent of bhakti-yoga (devotion to God).
At their first meeting, Srila Prabhupada received the instructions that would inspire him to bring about a spiritual revolution in the world. “You are an educated man. Why don’t you preach Lord Caitanya’s message throughout the whole world! Krishna consciousness is so important that it cannot wait.” Later on when the Krishna consciousness movement began to grow he always credited all his success to this statement by his spiritual master.
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