Krishna Premarupa dasa (43) came in contact with Srila Prabhupada`s books in 1998. After living for a year in India, he received initiation from H.H. Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami in Imphal, Manipur. In 2007 he accepted the service as Temple President for ISKCON Zurich and was appointed as Zonal Supervisor for ISKCON Switzerland in March 2016, after successfully completing the GBC College Training. Despite his managerial responsibilities, Krishna Premarupa Dasa always makes it a priority to continue studying Srila Prabhupada’s books. He is a Bhakti Sastri teacher and has completed his Bhakti Vaibhava study at the VIHE.
Our First Duty – Reading Srila Prabhupada’s Books!
The importance of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books cannot be emphasized enough. Srila Prabhupada wanted leaders to become absorbed in Krishna Conscious philosophy so that they would be convinced and free from doubts. Yet the reality is, that many leaders do not find enough time or inspiration to stick to daily reading practice, although a clear understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s instructions is crucial for ISKCON’s future. In this course, we will analyze the uniqueness of the Bhaktivedanta Purports, explore Leadership Lessons from the Bhāgavatam and get practical advice on how to make daily reading practice a priority. Methods of in-depth reading will give us ideas on how to absorb spiritual knowledge more effectively, with the aim of applying Srila Prabhupada’s teaching in our own lives.