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A Living Theology of Krishna BhaktiEssential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada$
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Tamal Krishna Goswami and Graham M. Schweig

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199796632

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.001.0001

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Sources of Knowledge: Pramāṇa

Sources of Knowledge: Pramāṇa

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(p.87) 3 Sources of Knowledge: Pramāṇa
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A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti
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Graham M. Schweig

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0004

This chapter identifies the main forces that influenced Prabhupada's thought and also shows how his parents, college education, discipleship, and upbringing influenced his work. It describes the earlier teachers of Vaishnava in Bengal, looks at Prabhupada's efforts as an authoritative commentator, and identifies what impressed Prabhupada most about his guru, Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī. This chapter ends with an analysis that combines the roles of the disciplic succession, the founder-ācārya, and ISKCON in Prabhupada's theological formulation.

Keywords:   Vaishnava teachers, disciplic succession, founder-ācārya, theological formulation

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