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1. About the Author
Saclnandana Swami was born in 1954 and has been a monk in the krishna-bhakti tradition since 1971. He is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and a member of the International Society for krishna Consciousness (ISK-CON). This spiritual organization was founded by Srila Prabhupada in order to make krishna consciousness accessible for people all over the world. As a follower of Srila Prabhupada, Saclnandana Swami is practising his spiritual life in a line of disci-plic succession (the Gaudlya-Vaisnava-sflmprarfflyfl) which, unbro¬ken for thousands of years, teaches the eternal message about the loving devotional service to the Supreme Lord Sri krishna.
In 1989, Saclnandana Swami entered the renounced order of life (sannyasa). He was also appointed as initiating spiritual master in ISKCON. Since then, he has been travelling all over Europe in order to guide and inspire people on the spiritual path. Through his seminars and public programs, he has become a well-known representative of Vedic culture and philosophy. During regular pilgrimages to the holy places in India, which he often uses for week-long retreats, solely concentrating on the chanting of the Hare krishna maha-mantra, he developed a deeper personal access to the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. The desire to share his experiences with others was a natural consequence and has resulted in this publication.