Chapter

Conclusion: Prema, Purest Love: Prayojana

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796632
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950423 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0007
Conclusion: Prema, Purest Love: Prayojana

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This chapter serves as a conclusion to Goswami's thesis, which he failed to finish before he died. The discussion immediately starts with the nature of prema, or Love, and shows how the concepts of bhakti and bhakta are related to the factors and events that surrounded Goswami's death. Next, it reviews Goswami's conception of the word theology and tries to determine if there is a present “theology” of the Chaitanya School. It also examines the three manifestations of the loving divinity and the three foundational sacred texts and the ultimate theological focal point of ISKCON. The living theology of the Krishna movement and the concepts of Gita and Krishna are also examined.

Keywords: prema; bhakti; bhakta; Chaitanya School; loving divinity; foundational sacred texts; living theology; Krishna movement; Gita

Chapter.  16118 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Hinduism

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