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- Who is Srila Prabhupada?
- His Teachings
- Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Life
- Random Quotes of Srila Prabhupada
- Random Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada
- Random Audio Clips of Srila Prabhupada
- Srila Prabhupada Speaks Around the World
- Creating 1080 Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada's Audio Messages
- Other Resources
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's complete teachings
Vanisource is the collected teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, including all the books, lectures, letters and conversations. This is a wonderful facility to read and study Srila Prabhupada's teachings online. Vanisource serves also as a reference for Vaniquotes and the other petals of Vanipedia. Vanisource can be accessed via the different sections below and also via the list of Umbrella Categories.
Authorized and Empowered
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is a self-realized, pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. While physically present among us he shared the essence of Vedic knowledge liberally and without prejudice. His only desire was to fulfill his spiritual master's desire – to introduce the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the world.
Srila Prabhupada showed us the importance of living life according to the directions given in scripture. He spoke and wrote profusely so that many may have this guidance in life, and he wished that every person on the planet had the opportunity to read his books now and in the future.
Srila Prabhupada translated and commented on over fifty volumes of ancient Vedic scripture before his physical demise on November 14, 1977. His authority to write, and to teach and train students in the science of self-realization was given to him by his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja (1874-1937), who came in the disciplic succession from Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu (1486-1534), Himself an incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Srila Prabhupada founded the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, ISKCON.
Books published within Śrīla Prabhupāda's lifetime (including later editions)
Translations with Commentary
Bhagavad Gita As It Is (1968) Abridged
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is (1983+)
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1972-77) PDFs
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (1975)
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (1996)
Kṛṣṇa, The Supreme Personality of Godhead (1970)
Kṛṣṇa, The Supreme Personality of Godhead (1996+)
Teachings of Lord Chaitanya (1968)
Teachings of Lord Caitanya (1975)
Teachings of Lord Caitanya (2011)
Elevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness
Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, The Matchless Gift
Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, The Topmost Yoga System
Kṛṣṇa, the Reservoir of Pleasure
Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers
Rāja-Vidyā: The King of Knowledge
Transcendental Teachings of Prahlāda Mahārāja
Books Published Posthumously
Civilization and Transcendence
Dharma - The Way of Transcendence
In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life (1993)
Laws of Nature, An Infallible Justice
Second Chance - The Story of a Near-Death Experience
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Lectures
With Artists, Musicians, Poets, Writers
To unknown or from unknown place
Letters by Place (written from)
Letters by Person (written to)
Vanisource pages with full audio
♫ - 1977 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 236+ hours of audio in 385 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1976 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 382+ hours of audio in 703 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1975 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 323+ hours of audio in 563 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1974 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 257+ hours of audio in 439 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1973 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 265+ hours of audio in 414 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1972 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 251+ hours of audio in 426 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1971 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 135+ hours of audio in 229 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1970 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 43+ hours of audio in 84 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1969 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 102+ hours of audio in 145 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1968 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 127+ hours of audio in 154 audio files - ♫
♫ - 1967 Lectures and Conversations with Audio - 24+ hours of audio in 48 audio files - ♫
- In Vaniquotes you can now listen while reading Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations, interviews and morning walks - feel his presence, feel his mood. To date there are over 3500 pages with clips available and we are aiming for 5000 by the end of 2014.
- Collaborate with a team of 330+ devotees from 81+ languages to create multi-language subtitles for 1080 - 1 to 15 minute audio clips translated into your language by Srila Prabhupada's 50th Anniversary of arriving in the West on the 4th of October 2015. Find out the details of the project and check out our current results of 16,400+ subtitles.
- We are placing these videos on YouTube, in our Vanimedia Channel and they can also be accessed via themes.
- We are inviting volunteers to attentively listen to Srila Prabhupada and, while reading, to check the transcriptions for accuracy. This project was launched on the 19th of April 2014. As of the 2nd May 2015, 34 volunteers have proofread 745 files and 3,845 missing words and 4,993 edits have been entered into Vanisource. An explanation is given here
Audio to Text Fidelity Project
- We are inviting volunteers to listen to and proofread all of Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures & conversations.
Adding Scans of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Letters
- We have so far added 5088 scanned images of Srila Prabhupada's transcribed letters leaving 1481 letters still needing scans. These will be added as they become available to Vanipedia.
- We are inviting volunteers to read, verify and correct the Vanisource transcriptions for fidelity against the original scans. Please contact us if you would like to help.
Adding Audio to Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions
- We are uploading the audio files to the Vanisource pages so that hearing and reading of Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures & conversations can be done simultaneously.
- See the section 'Śrīla Prabhupāda Speaks Around the World' above.
- This project is ongoing and its completion is dependent on the Bhaktivedanta Archives releasing the other years. The next release will be the audio from 1972.
Creating New Categories for Vanisource
- We have completed the linking of all Vanisource lecture, conversation and letter pages to relevant categories to make navigation easier. These new categories will also be used as resources for the timeline of Śrīla Prabhupāda's life.
- Letters sorted by person
- We have indexed letters in order to access those written to each person.
- Lectures sorted by verse
- As well as presenting lectures by date and location they are also listed by volume and verse.
Added Śrīla Prabhupāda's Original (1962-1965) Srimad Bhagwatam with PDFs to Vanisource
- Between 1962 and 1965 Śrīla Prabhupāda published the first canto of the Srimad Bhagwatam in three volumes.
Content to be Added Soon
- See the section 'Coming Soon' above.
Collaborate with us to create multi-language subtitles for 1080 - 1 to 15 minute audio clips translated into your language by Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja festival by Vyasa Puja in 2014.
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