Winter 2005/6

“My Godbrother Sarvabhavana Prabhu told me that he asked Srila Prabhupada why the person Bhagavat is considered more important than the book Bhagavat. Srila Prabhupada replied, “Because he can pull your ear.”
(HH Bhakti Vikas Swami, (pictured right) ISKCON GBC-elected guru, PAMHO “Quotes” forum, 25 February 2004)


“A devotee is called Bhagavata, and the book about Bhagavan, that is also Bhagavata. There are two kinds of Bhagavatam: the living Bhagavatam is the devotee, and the representation Bhagavatam is the Bhagavat-grantha. There is no difference. Absolute means there is no difference. Krsna is absolute; therefore either this grantha Bhagavatam or the devotee Bhagavatam, or Krsna—they’re all one.”
(Srila Prabhupada, (pictured left) 12/1/1973)