Acharyas

Gaudiya Vaishanva Guru Parampara

Welcome to this new section of Krishna.com dedicated to the writings of our previous Acharyas.

According to Srila Prabhupada, the foremost exponent of Krishna Conciousness in the western world, "Acharya means one who knows the intricacies of Vedic knowledge and he personally behaves in terms of that knowledge and teaches his disciples in terms of that knowledge. Acharya means the person whose behavior is to be followed. Not that as we follow somebody according to our taste. Not like that. That acharya comes in the standard disciplic succession."

We hope that these works of the Acharyas give the insight and as to which they were intended and inspire you in your Krishna Consciousness.


The life of the great pioneer of the Hare Krishna movement.

He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial India under the British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet.

In this excerpt from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's biography of Srila Gaura-kishora Dasa Babaji, the difference between actual and deceptive residence in the holy dhama is made.

This excerpt from the biography of Srila Gaura-kishora Dasa Babaji gives clear insight into the qualifications and activities of a pure devotee of Krishna.