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Eulogies By Eminent

The glories of a pure devotee are inexhaustible.
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana
May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds.
-Guru Vandana

Testimonials - Acharya Vinoba Bhave glorifies Srila Prabhupada!

What Prabhupada has done, no one has done.

Reference: Room Conversation with C.I.D. Chief - January 3, 1977, Bombay

Testimonials - Alfred Brush Ford

Srila Prabhupada was an example of Krishna's love, and it is amazing that we're able to see that.

Reference: Memories : Anecdotes of a Modern - Day Saint

Testimonials - Ashok Aklujkar

I am not an expert on Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta's life, on the Krishna consciousness movement, or on the devotional literature of India. My field is linguistic philosophy and other branches of Sanskrit literature. However, as one who has occasionally been to the temples established by Swami Bhaktivedanta and has read some of the literature written and inspired by him, I can say that I am awed by what he achieved. Unlike many other teachers from India, he did not modify the message of his teachers to suit the West. His requirements were strict by contemporary standards. Yet he managed to turn a large number of young Western adults away from a life of drugs, sex, and mindless consumption. He filled them with a sense of purpose, love, devotion, and amazing enthusiasm. This is an outstanding example of what dedication can achieve.

Reference: Vyasa Puja offering - 1996, Indian Leaders

Testimonials - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

If today the Bhagavad-gita is printed in millions of copies in scores of Indian 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 Swami Prabhupada's followers. The voyage of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the United States in 1965 and the spectacular popularity his movement gained in a very short spell of twelve years must be regarded as one of the greatest spiritual events of the century.

Reference: ISKCON Delhi Inaugural Speech

Testimonials - Babubhai J. Patel

Shri Swami Prabhupada's work of spreading the Krishna consciousness movement deserves the praise of all those who feel drawn towards altruistic activities. In America and Europe where materialistic progress is seen at its highest peak, this movement I am told has done a great deal towards directing millions of people to a state of inner peace. It appears the devotees of the Krishna Consciousness movement are active throughout the world in many educational, humanitarian or spiritual activities.

Reference: Vedabase, Miscellaneous Review

Testimonials - C. Rajagopalachari

I am not presumptuous enough to comment on one who has actually taken up the work (Spreading Krishna Consciousness). That is the difference between thinking and doing. Thinking is easy. Doing requires inspiration, and you (Srila Prabhupada) have taken it up.

Reference: Conversation with Rajaji, Feb 12, 1972 Madras

Testimonials - Diwan, Prahlada Achar Upadyaya

We have great pleasure in extending our greetings, and we pray for the blessings of Digvijaya Rama upon the Hare Krishna movement. The founder-acarya of the movement (ISKCON), Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, has done a great service for the spreading of sanatana-dharma all over the world. We wish the movement will continue to spread the message of bhagavata-dharma. We share your joy in the Centennial celebrations in honor of Swami Prabhupada in this year 1996.

Reference: Vyasa Puja offering - 1996, Indian Leaders

Testimonials - Dr. Bannanje Govindacharya

Prabhupada had the wonderful power of logical sense combined with Krishna bhakti. It was to his credit that he eliminated the hippie culture from the world.

Reference: ISKCON Sahitya Sambhrama

Testimonials - Dr. Jagdish Sharma

India's contribution toward the revivalism of the Hindu civilization and culture by way of printing the Harvard-Oriental series was tremendous, but the work done by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is unsurpassable. His Holiness has done a great service to the Indian Culture by re-interpreting the concept enshrined in the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Reference: Vedabase, Bhagavatam Review

Testimonials - Dr. Kailash Vajpeye

As a native of India now living in the West, it has given me much grief to see so many of my fellow countrymen coming to the West in the role of gurus and spiritual leaders. For this reason, I am very excited to see the publication of Bhagavad-gita As It Is by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It will help to stop the terrible cheating of false and unauthorized 'gurus' and 'yogis' and will give an opportunity to all people to understand the actual meaning of Oriental culture.

Reference: Vedabase, Bhagavat Gita Review