“I have asked him
(Bhaktisvarupa
Damodara
Maharaja) to tour
vigorously
throughout the
world, lecturing
with his other
colleagues…”

Srila Prabhupada

lotus flower

drop cap Srila Prabhupada was eager to have Maharaja scientifically present the ‘Life Comes From Life’ paradigm at colleges and universities around the world. Along with the instructions given to Maharaja on how to do this, Srila Prabhupada also gave an instruction to the manager of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), “I have asked him (Maharaja) to tour vigorously throughout the world, lecturing with his other colleagues at all the major institutions and universities. He has drawn up a budget, a copy of which is enclosed, and I immediately sanction this amount. Whatever expenditure he requires, supply him immediately.” Srila Prabhupada also wanted to send a cultural troupe along with Maharaja to assist him in presenting Bhagavata Culture.

For over three decades, Maharaja has been giving lectures on the spiritually based Bhagavata Paradigm. He has spoken on such subjects as Bioethics, Theobiology, Life Comes From Life and the Synthesis of Science and Religion at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities such as, Stanford University, USA; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Tehran University, Iran; University of Durban, South Africa; Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil; Medical College, Suva, Fiji; Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia; University of Malaya, Malaysia; Emory University, Atlanta, USA; Institute for Oriental Studies, Peru; National Institute of Medicine, Senigaglia, Italy; the IIT at Bombay, Kanpur, Madras, Gauhati, Delhi; Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh; University of San Francisco, USA; University of Malaga, Spain and Vishva Bharati University, West Bengal. Recently, Maharaja also gave a lecture at the University of Calcutta, which he had attended as a student in the early 1960s.

Maharaja with projector

“With the explosive expansion of science and technology there is a great need to include spiritual knowledge and values for a balanced and holistic growth in human life.”

Sripada Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja

Maharaja at whiteboard

Top: Maharaja lecturing at the University of Malaga, Spain.

Bottom: Maharaja giving a lecture on ‘Science, Religion and Human Values’ at Ricardo Palma University, Lima, Peru.