Srila Prabhupada’s Presentation of Sastra

Srila Prabhupada’s lectures were simple, straightforward bhagavata philosophy. His kirtanas were also simple, just “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna” no showy frills. We prefer Prabhupada’s singing to any of dozens of styles of melodious kirtanas. And while there are many accomplished devotee speakers, there is a special attractive quality to Prabhupada’s lectures. It is not just because of affection for Srila Prabhupada that we prefer to hear him, but also because we feel his intense purity and compassion manifest from his direct link to Krishna. We fully trust that his words are infallibly correct and spoken for our upliftment. Prabhupada is speaking to all, yet we feel that he is talking to us individually and personally as well. Like Sukadeva Gosvami, he can enter the heart of everyone. (See SB 1.2.2)

My purports are liked by people because it is presented as practical experience. (Conversation, 28 May 1977)

By Bhakti Vikasa Swami From Jay Srila Prabhupada.