Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Canto Four
HH Hanumatpresaka SwamiMay 28, 2020
- Text 29:
- Great saintly persons who are always liberated take to Your devotional service because only by devotional service can one be relieved from the illusions of material existence. O my Lord, there is no reason for the liberated souls to take shelter at Your lotus feet except that such souls are constantly thinking of Your feet.
About the speaker
HH Hanumatpresaka Swami
Founder and General Secretary of NIOS, the North American Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies
His Holiness Hanumatpresaka Swami is the founder and General Secretary of NIOS, the North American Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, and Visiting Professor with IECOO, the Institute for Oriental and Occidental Classical Studies, Ricardo Palma University, Lima, Peru. He is also a member of the faculty at Bhaktivedanta College, where he teaches on the subject of the text Bhaktirasamrita-sindhu. The Hindu Studies scholar Radhika Ramana Dasa is one of his illustrious disciples.
Hanumatpresaka Swami has developed a program of global lecturing. This has included work as Associate Director of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, which organized two “World Congresses for the Synthesis of Science and Religion,” Bombay, 1985, and Kolkatta, 1997. These included participation of Nobel Laureates such as George Wald, Charles Townes, Sir John Eccles, Arch-Bishop Paulos Mar Gregorios (President of World Council of Churches), the Dalai Lama and many others. In March 1999 Hanumatpresaka Swami was the chief guest for the University of Calcutta‘s “National Seminar on Science and Technology in Ancient India.” In November 2004 and July 2005 he was principal speaker at the “National Conference on Psychotherapy,” Cesar Vallejo University, Tujillo, Peru. With San Marcos University, the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere, NIOS was a co-organizer for the “Bharatiya Sanskriti: A Festival of Classical Indian Culture.” The Festival was produced in Lima from 2005-2007. Sponsors and participants included many prominent universities, Ambassador of India to Peru and renowned scholars from four continents.