Bhakti Yoga

ISKCON is a traditional Hindu Vaishnava creed (Vaishnava) practicing bhakti yoga (literally, ‘re-linking God through devotion’) in worship of the god Krishna, who in Hinduism is known as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu, but the Gaudiya Vaishnava ( ‘Bengali’) considered its most elevated (the “Supreme Personality of God”). ISKCON’s teachings and way of bhakti (devotion) dates back to medieval Hindu. It is based on the teachings of the Bengali saint Chaitania (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, 1486-1533), considered by his followers as the latest incarnation of Krishna staff. This doctrine was introduced to the Western world by the Bengali Prabhupada (1896-1977), who created this organization in New York (USA.) In 1966.His disciples published their translations of the Bhagavad Gita (chapter of the text more philosophical epic Mahabharata), the Bhagavata-Purana and many other Hindu scriptures into English. Prabhupada urged his disciples to create the BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust: Fondo orial Bhaktivedanta), translating his books in 60 languages and sold in airports and streets in major cities worldwide. After Prabhupada’s death (in 1977), eleven of his students became leaders initiating gurus, and now there are over 30 starters within ISKCON gurus. Since the early eighties, due to internal tensions, other groups were formed Hare Krishna. Each claims to be the real repository of some original Vaisnava spiritual lineage in India.

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