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What is Vanisource?

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.

Who is Srila Prabhupada?

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.

Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Life

Bookcase.png Books published within Śrīla Prabhupāda's lifetime (including later editions)

Translations with Commentary

Summary Studies

Other Works

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Random Images of Srila Prabhupada

Picture of Śrīla Prabhupāda
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Random Quotes of Srila Prabhupada

Random Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada

Come to the Real Understanding
of Your Existence by Chanting Hare Krishna - 1035

00:46 minutes from a lecture on SB 01.02.05 in Melbourne

Random Audio Clips of Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Around the World

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 - ♫

Pages with Audio Clips in Vaniquotes

  • 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.

Completing an Audio Fidelity Check of Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions
  • 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

Vanisource Projects

Audio to Text Fidelity Project

Adding Scans of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Letters

  • 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

  • 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

Letters sorted by person
  • We have indexed letters in order to access those written to each person.
Lectures sorted by verse

Added Śrīla Prabhupāda's Original (1962-1965) Srimad Bhagwatam with PDFs to Vanisource

Content to be Added Soon

Creating 1080 Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada's Audio Messages

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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