Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Biography

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur.

    The most revered Swamiji came to fulfill the Mission of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and he took up the thread where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu left. It is he who has given to the modern world an authentic account and commentary on the life and teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the light of the Upanishads and Vedanta. He established more than sixty-four Maths throughout India and abroad where Brahmacharis and Sanyasis in hundreds are trained in monastic life of prity and asceticism to carry his message from door to door.
   The Swamiji was pre-eminently a philosopher. His ideas were rational and always logical, that was why he never failed to attract the intelligentsia. He asked the people not to have a blind faith. Faith, if not solidly based on a philosophical conception, is likely to be shaken. He was uncompromising and orthodox in bringing out the Truth in its intrinsic purity. He was a fighter for the establishment of truth and the dignity of Vaishnava character, an upholder and protector of Gaudiya Vaishnava Faith. His untiring efforts and many sided activities for the spread and dissemination of Vaishnavism were unprecedented in the annals of Vaishnavism. 
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

“God is worshipped not only by Brahmins. Everyone has right to call upon and worship Him. Everyone can have the right to wear the sacred thread. Get rid of your sins and impurities and you become Brahmin and not otherwise by the accident of your birth”.

   He is democrat of the democrats. He says: “GOD IS WORSHIPPED NOT ONLY BY BRAHMINS. EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CALL UPON HIM AND WORSHIP HIM. EVERYONE CAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR THE SACRD THREAD. GET RID OF YOUR SINS AND IMPURITIES AND YOU BECOME A BRAHMIN AND NOT OTHERWISE BY THE ACCIDENT OF YOR BIRTH”. He started a countrywide movement to carry the message of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His sole aim in life in all this was to see that the Divine Incarnation, Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is recognized and worshipped, His teachings are followed and His songs are sung in every part of India. (Now we see his wishes are fulfilled by successive disciples in western countries also.)