From Milwaukee to Mayapur: The Untold Story of Jayapataka Swami-A Spiritual Journey of overcoming Challenges to Carry Forward the Mission of His Master Srila Prabhupada Swami-Hare Krishna Movement
This is the extraordinary journey of Gordon "Jay" Erdman, a brilliant young American student who became Jayapataka Swami, a global spiritual leader. Beautifully written by Steven J Rosen (Satyaraja Das), this is the untold story of a person who has circled the globe over the last 5 decades, faced numerous challenges, and a shining example on what it takes to carry forward the mission given by ones own spiritual master.
Jayapataka Swami is one of the senior-most sannyasis in the Hare Krishna movement and a dear disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. From pioneering unique initiatives, uniting communities, attracting followers around the world and distributing God’s mercy to every town and village, this book will inspire you to explore your own spiritual journey and your connection with God.
Jayapataka Swami was initiated on July 24, 1968, soon after arriving in Montreal, Srila Prabhupada gave him the name 'Jayapataka' which means 'victory flag'. Upon first uttering the name, Prabhupada said 'You will be Krsna's victory flag'.