In 1933, Ernst-Georg Schulze first met Srila Bhakti Hridaya Bon Maharaja, when the latter gave a lecture at the Lessing Hochschule in Berlin. In 1934 Schultze went to London, where Indian monks of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Mission had established a centre, and where he soon, in the name of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, became initiated in the mantras by Srila Bhakti Hridaya Bon Maharaja and in God’s name by Srila Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Maharaja. In 1935 he travelled with Srila Bhakti Hridaya Bon Maharaja to India, where his guru gave him the spiritual name of “Sadananda Das”. After Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance in 1937, Sadananda worked independently of organizations, devoting himself to the seva of the shastra (serving God’s word form).
“You, Sadananda, and I, we have always been together.” – Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada
NEWERHe is the secretary of the Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja Sabha. He is one of the editors of Sri Gaudiya Math’s Srimad Bhagavatam. He is exemplar in the world of the pure devotees, a follower of the Sri Rupanuga Vaishnavas, and thus worshipable to the whole world. – Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada