“... it was he who held as his life and soul the orders of his Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and carried them out without the slightest tinge of personal motivation.”

century. In his 1981 Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Prabhupada, he wrote, “He was a champion in every aspect of transcendental activities. It was Srila Rupa Gosvami who expressed about Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu saying, namo maha vadanyaya krishna prema pradaya te krishnaya krishna chaitanya namne gauratvise namah – Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya is more magnanimous than any other avatara, even Krishna Himself, because He is bestowing freely what no one else has ever given– pure love of Krishna. I can very boldly proclaim that Srila Prabhupada is even more magnanimous than Lord Chaitanya because he was the one who picked up even the most rotten souls, like myself, and freely gave us golokera premadhana, which no one had done before. He gave us Krishna consciousness, the most sublime and confidential knowledge. It was he who crossed the oceans and mountains sacrificing all personal comforts at such an advanced age to distribute freely this golokera premadhana to everyone all over the globe for the welfare of all. He was compassion personified. It was he who followed in the footsteps of Narada Muni; it was he who followed in the footprints of Prahlada Maharaja; it was he who fulfilled the prophecies of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu; it was he who followed in the footsteps of the Six Gosvamis of Vrindavan; it was he who fulfilled the desires of Bhaktivinoda Thakura; it was he who held as his life and soul the orders of his Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and carried them out without the slightest tinge of personal motivation. His unlimited courage and glories cannot be described fully by any form of expression.” By his own life, Srila Prabhupada demonstrated a perfect example of Bhagavata Sevarpanam in fulfilling the order of his spiritual master.

“Today the Bhagavad-gita is printed in millions of copies in scores of languages and distributed in all nooks and corners of the world. The credit for this great, sacred service goes chiefly to ISKCON... For this one accomplishment alone, Indians should be eternally grateful to the devoted spiritual army of Srila Prabhupada’s followers... Bhaktivedanta Swami went to the United States in 1965. The respect and popularity his movement gained in a very short span of 12 years must be regarded as one of the greatest spiritual events of the century.”

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India

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“In the period from October 1968 to November 1975, His Divine Grace Abhayacharanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, astonished academic and literary communities worldwide by writing and publishing 52 books on the ancient Vedic culture... His philosophical journal Back to Godhead had attained a monthly circulation of three million copies. These and other of his writings were being published throughout the world in 22 languages.”

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1976