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sei navadvipe boise vaisnavagra-ganya.

advaitacarya noma sarva loke dhanya


In this Navadvlpa the foremost of all Vaisnavas lives. His name is Advaita Acarya and He is blessed throughout the orlds.(Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Adi 2)


vande tarn srimad advaitam dcaryam adbhuta cestitam

yasya prasadad ajtio 'pi tat-svarupam nirupayet


I praise Sri Advaitacarya, whose activities are full of wonder and by Whose grace even a fool can describe His nature.(Sri Caitanya Caritdmrta Adi 6,1)This booklet aims to establish a broader appreciation for Sri Advaita Acarya, that great Personality of Godhead who was responsible for the Vaisnava-renaissance in the age of Kali (the present age of quarrel), i.e. the hare krsna sankirtana-reli-gion. One might wonder why I call Sri Advaita Acarya responŽsible for giving prerna, love of God, to the whole world, although this is usually being said of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It was out of Sri Advaita Prabhu's unlimited kindness upon, and pity for, suffering humanity that He invoked the advent of 3ri Caitanya with offerings of Gahga-water and TulasT-leaves. Just as a person who guides a thirsty man lost in the desert to an oasis is as valuable as the oasis itself, so too Sri Advaita Prabhu deserves to be called the most munificent personality of God, because He was actually responsible for the Lord's appearance.Since I am an initiate of the Advaita-panvara, the dis-ciplic succession coming from Sri Advaita Acarya, my guru has made it my duty to glorify Sri Advaita outside of India. All over the world the glories of Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda are being sung now, but does anyone appreciate or recognize the significance of Advaita Prabhu's role in establishing this wonderful Hare Krsna religion of love?The sources for this booklet are historic scriptures like Laudlya Krsna dasa's 'Balya Lila Sutram' , Sri Isana Nagara's 'Advaita Prakasa, Sri Haricarana dasa's Advaita Marigala , Khanda-vasi Sn Nityananda dasa's 'Prema Vilasa', Srila Kavi Karnapura's 'Caitanya Candrodaya Natakam' as well as, of course, Sri Caitanya Bhagavata and Sri Caitanya Caritamrta.