THE CORE TEAM
The Pure Bhakti Archive is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the audio and video recordings of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, who is known affectionately to his followers around the world as “Srila Gurudeva.” Sincere seekers of pure bhakti from virtually every country in the world have accessed these recordings hundreds of thousands of times.
Over time, the Pure Bhakti Archive has grown to more than 10,000 recordings of Srila Gurudeva’s unparalleled devotional wisdom. In 2017, a small team of devotees—the “Audio Seva Team”—came together and developed a plan to digitize, clean, organize, and annotate the recordings, a significant portion of which are of compromised sound quality. The goal is to present this complete, organised archive to Srila Gurudeva on February 12, 2021, the centennial anniversary of his appearance in this world, but such a massive project needs both extensive funding and considerable manpower to pull off. That’s how a worldwide campaign to expand the resources of the Audio Seva Team began in February 2018.
Our Audio Seva core team has a balanced mix of senior devotees whose constant encouragement and inspiration has made many devotees worldwide participate in this initiative, while the second generation devotees are imbibing their mood of selfless guru seva and assisting them in actualising their vision by bringing in the technological know how and undying spirit.
A GREAT LOSS
It is with a heavy heart that we beg to inform the devotees of the passing away of our beloved Sriman Isa Prabhu on September 28, 2018.
Isa prabhu gave his life and soul to Srila Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja's tape ministry. He sacrificed so many things in life (like going to India and other festivals with Srila Gurudeva) to devote himself to this service - with his mind, body, soul and little finances he had.
"IF DEVOTEES LIKE ISA WERE NOT THERE, WE COULD NOT HAVE PREACHED SO MUCH. THIS PREACHING WILL SAVE THE WORLD FROM THE EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA.” - SRILA GURUDEVA, HOUSTON, MAY 29, 2008.