He is known as a great scholar, philosopher, cultural ambassador, prolific author, genuine spiritual teacher, religious leader and holy man.
He translated over sixty volumes of India's great spiritual classics ( Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrita, etc). Complete sets of these books with original Sanskrit and Bengali texts have been purchased by thousands of university libraries around the world and greatly praised by scholars.
Writing these books and making these ancient teachings available to the general public was his gift to the world. He was not only a writer - he was a living example of these teachings, who showed how one should live in this world to achieve the ultimate success of life.
Whoever came in contact with him was amazed at the genuine care and love that he showed for everyone. His desire was to relieve the suffering of everyone who has forgotten his real spiritual identity. Although he was perfectly happy in India, he took the trouble to cross the ocean. Even the suffering of three heart attacks on the journey could not stop his mission of revealing this ancient knowledge to all of humanity.
After arriving in the United States, he established ISKCON and later opened more than one hundred spiritual ashrams all over the world . Thousands of followers were inspired by his association to elevate themselves to pure, spiritual onsciousness and experience the happiness that is everyone's rightful claim. Even today, more than twenty years after he passed away, thousands more are experiencing relief of material distress and awakening of pure spiritual life as a result of practicing his teachings.
All glories to His Divine Grace!