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15 February 2010, 05:53 PM
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Traditional and modern Hinduism have an extensive monotheistic (belief in one God) branch that in many ways can be compared with the Christian notion of the ...


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15 February 2010, 09:09 PM
Thats a nice article.

But I think the researcher must be a Gaudiya Math GM or Hare Krishna follower because he omitted the very important work done by the founders of gaudiya vaishnavism and that is really sad. The reseracher's work underlies a hidden agenda, I think.

I think when you do a research touching on the progress of a movement or school of philosophy you should not never forget the personalities that solidified the tradition including its siddhanta philosophy and devotional practices started by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

The 6 Goswamis of Vrindavan : Sanatan, Rupa, Jiva, Gopal Bhatta, Ragunath das and Ragunath Bhatta are the foundational acharyas of GVism. And especially Sri Rupa and Jiva are excellent expositors of the siddhanta.

Nowadays, people in the west know only GVism through the unorthodox Gm and HK. But there are teachers that came from the line of the 6 Goswamis that are carrying on the tradition and have a keen grasp of the meaning and intent of the GV philosophy as expounded by the foundational acharyas.

In the line of Ragunath das Goswami is Ananta das Babaji of Radha Kunda, Mathura, who is still open to give inspirations to seekers.

The Sri Nityananda (the associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) parivar in Navadwip, W.B. known as Samaj Bari, is likewise still available.

Sri Haridas Shastri, a GV scholar, is still giving darshan to sincere seekers. His ashram is into go seva. He has a farm dedicated to taking care of the Gos. When I was in Vrindaban he was busy translating and making commentaries into Hindi, the masterpiece Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu of Rupa goswami.

There are others in Radhakunda like Pran Krishna das who in their simplicity and humility can really give you inspirations. The only small problem i can see is that some of them dont speak english. However many of their disciples can speak english.

Im sure Ive missed many names here.