Purusatraya SwamiPurusatraya Swami appeared in this world, in Rio de Janeiro, on September 2, 1945. He joined the Hare Krishna movement in 1976, thirty years old, receiving the two initiations of the founder-acarya Srila Prabhupada. Since then, He has been fully active in the mission of Srila Prabhupada. He spent a short time working in publishing, BBT. After that, He has dealt in the public distribution of literature, particularly the first edition of the “Bhagavad-gita As It Is.” He engaged himself in this very activity, so that in 1977, he was among the top ten distributors of Prabhupada’s books in the world. In February 1978, shortly after the departure of Srila Prabhupada from this world, He had my first opportunity to visit several holy places of pilgrimage in India. From there, Maharaj became engaged in administrative activities of the movement. Purusatraya Swami was responsible for the project in Rio de Janeiro, after the rural community in Nova Gokula Pindamonhangaba (SP), then the temple of St. Paul and also was a pioneer in preaching in Brasilia. He received the initiation of sannyasa, the highest degree of monastic career in 1985, in Mayapur, India. In 1989, ausentei me from Brazil. Maharaj spent half a year in Portugal and in a few months preaching in China. He has been preaching for some time in the Philippines. Maharaj visited also several other Asian countries and then move towards in India. He walked the four corners of this country, but in the end, Maharaj established his base in Vrindavan, the holy land of Krishna. In Vrindavan, Maharaj has a very enriching experience where he remained four months in charge of the premises occupied by Srila Prabhupada in the temple of Radha-Damodara, just before he came to the West disseminate the knowledge of Krishna consciousness. Then Purusatraya Swami lived for some years in Vrindavana Gurukula, the school of academic and spiritual formation. Maharaj participated in the research and development of the translation of a Sanskrit grammar-five hundred years Harinamamrita-Vyakarana of Srila Jiva Goswami. During this period, his study of Vedanta Vaishnava and participated in faculty-VIHE Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education, teaching the theme “The Four sampradayas Vaishnavas.” In this phase of India he began to assume the responsibility to accept disciples in order to continue the disciplic succession of the mission of Srila Prabhupada. At the time of 100th appearance day of Srila Prabhupada in 1996, Maharaj felt an intense desire to return to Brazil seriously and develop a project in the mission of His spiritual master. The project that best fit His desires was the community Vrindavana Gaura Paraty (RJ), of which Maharaj is co-ordinator and spiritual leader.

This project, to which Maharaj has devoted these last years has brought him many accomplishments. Maharaj’s proposal, in Vrindavana Gaura, is to make this wonderful land that Krishna has placed in our hands, a wildlife sanctuary and a spiritual sanctuary. He also wants this project to be a model sustainable community that can be multiplied throughout the world. In order to promote this idea, He has traveled many places inside and outside the country. Maharaj committed to guiding people on the spiritual path, through lectures, seminars and courses.

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