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Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Sanskrit: , , (September 1, 1896 — November 14, 1977) was a Gaudiya Vaishnava teacher and the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate the Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a form of Hinduism that had been taught to him by his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, throughout the world. Born Abhay Charan De in Calcutta, he was educated at the prestigious local Scottish Church College. Before adopting the life of a pious renunciant (vanaprastha) in 1950, he was married with children and owned a small pharmaceutical business. In 1959 he took a vow of renunciation (sannyasa) and started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures.

In his later years, as a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and specifically to the West through his leadership of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), founded in 1966. As the founder of ISKCON, he "emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans." Despite attacks from anti-cult groups, he received a favorable welcome from many religious scholars, such as J. Stillson Judah, Harvey Cox, Larry Shinn and Thomas Hopkins, who praised Prabhupada's translations and defended the group against distorted media images and misinterpretations. In respect to his achievements, religious leaders from other Gaudiya Vaishnava movements have also given him credit.

He has been described as a charismatic leader, in the sense used by the sociologist Max Weber, as he was successful in acquiring followers in the United States, Europe, India and elsewhere. After his death in 1977, ISKCON, the society he founded based on a type of Hindu Krishnaism using the Bhagavata Purana as a central scripture, continued to grow and is respected in India, though there have been squabbles about leadership among his followers.

Prabhupada is sometimes criticized by Neo-Vedantic relativistic philosophers, mainly due to uncompromising and 'unkind remarks' against non-Vaishnava systems, particularly 'the mayavadis'. This may be taken in the perspective of general underlying hostility of Neo-Vedantists towards fundamental truth of bhakti, devotion, and orthodox Vedanta system presented by Prabhupada being in conflict with heterodox views of mayavadis.

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Total Books: 82
Krsna The Supreme Personality of Godhead
2008 - Krsna the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892133338
ISBN-10: 0892133333
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The Higher Taste A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet
2006 - The Higher Taste a Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-free Diet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845990473
ISBN-10: 1845990471
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 9

In Search Ultimate Goal Li Sri Ramananda Samvada
2004 - In Search Ultimate Goal Li Sri Ramananda Samvada (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781886069046
ISBN-10: 1886069042
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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God's Song  A Summary Study of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
Srimad Bhagavatam Fourth Canto Part Two
1999 - Srimad Bhagavatam Fourth Canto Part Two [v.6] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892132553
ISBN-10: 0892132558
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Srimad Bhagavatam Seventh Canto
1999 - Srimad Bhagavatam Seventh Canto [v.9] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780892132584
ISBN-10: 0892132582
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Dharma The Way of Transcendence
1998 - Dharma the Way of Transcendence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780892133260
ISBN-10: 0892133260
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Science of Self-Realization
1998 - The Science of Self-realization (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892132867
ISBN-10: 0892132868
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

The Quest for Enlightenment
1997 - The Quest for Enlightenment (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780892132928
ISBN-10: 0892132922
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 6

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
1997 - Bhagavad-gita As It Is (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892131235
ISBN-10: 0892131233
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 15

The Path of Perfection
1997 - The Path of Perfection (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789171491718
ISBN-10: 9171491716
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
 4

The Path of Yoga
1996 - The Path of Yoga (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780892132881
ISBN-10: 0892132884
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Science of Self-Realization
1994 - The Science of Self-realization (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892131013
ISBN-10: 0892131012
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 17

Sri Isopanisad The Knowledge That Brings One Nearer to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna
Mukunda-mala-stotra The Prayers of King Kulasekhara
1992 - Mukunda-mala-stotra the Prayers of King Kulasekhara (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892132751
ISBN-10: 0892132752
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Chant and Be Happy
1992 - Chant and Be Happy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892131181
ISBN-10: 0892131187
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 10

Die Lehren Konigin Kuntis
1992 - Die Lehren Konigin Kuntis (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789171490407
ISBN-10: 917149040X
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The Higher Taste A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet
1991 - The Higher Taste a Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-free Diet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892131280
ISBN-10: 0892131284
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Journey of Self-Discovery
1990 - The Journey of Self-discovery (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892132706
ISBN-10: 0892132701
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 11

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta
1989 - Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780947259068
ISBN-10: 0947259066
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Vinyl Edition
1989 - Bhagavad-gita As It Is VInyl Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892132683
ISBN-10: 089213268X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3

1972 - Srimad Bhagavatam First Canto [Part Two-Chapters 8-12] (Hardcover)
Srimad Bhagavatam Creation [First Canto -- Part Two] (Hardcover)