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Saranagati – Process of Surrender

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Saranagati is one of Bhaktivinode Thakur’s popular writings. ‘Saranagati’ means ‘Process of Surrender’.

Saranagati means that a person has a desire to do something for Krishna. And as long as this desire does not appear, and the willingness to sacrifice does not appear, a person cannot truly consider himself a devotee.

Bhakti, or love of God, begins with Saranagati (surrender) unto Him, and as Saranagati develops in us our feelings for Krishna become more and more alive.

Time: 7:30am

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Room

Date: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami was born in Tashkent, former Soviet Union. He took to spiritual life in 1980, during a difficult time during the communist era in the former Soviet Union. He is a disciple of Radhanath Swami and resides primarily in Moscow, Russia, working tirelessly towards the building of a monumental temple there.

Since 1997 Bhakti Vijnana Goswami has acted as a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission and since 2005 has served as one of the initiating gurus of ISKCON.

In 2010 the Council for Public Awards of the Russian Federation awarded Bhakti Vijnana Goswami a medal “for professional and business reputation” third degree, “for his contribution in strengthening Russian-Indian friendly relations, and for his contribution to the popularization of the spiritual-cultural literary heritage of India.”