在任何範疇中獲得知識的正確方法是向真正具備有關知識的機構學習。同樣地,要獲得超然的知識,就必須通過一個真實無違的師徒傳承。ISKCON的協會創辦人聖恩A.C.巴克提韋丹塔•斯瓦米•帕布帕德師承brahma-madhva-gaudiya
以下是歷代先師姓名列表:
  1. Krishna
  2. Brahma
  3. Narada
  4. Vyasa
  5. Madhva
  6. Padmanabha
  7. Narahari
  8. Madhava
  9. Akshobhya
  10. Jaya Tirtha
  11. Jnanasindhu
  12. Dayanidhi
  13. Vidyanidhi
  14. Rajendra
  15. Jayadharma
  16. Purusottama
  17. Brahmanya Tirtha
  18. Vyasa Tirtha
  19. Lakshmipati
  20. Madhavendra Puri
  21. Ishvara Puri, (Nityananda, Advaita)
  22. Lord Chaitanya
  23. Rupa Goswami, (Svarupa, Sanatana Goswami)
  24. Raghunatha, Jiva Goswami
  25. Krishnadasa
  26. Narottama
  27. Vishvanatha
  28. Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji Maharaja,(Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana)
  29. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
  30. Srila Gaurakishora Dasa Babaji Maharaja
  31. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
  32. AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada