[In reference to Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja]
By the grace of Srila Rupa Gosvami, his Gurudeva Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, and also Sri Sri Radha-Damodara, he went to the Western countries. In no time—in a couple of years—he established preaching centers and beautiful temples over the whole world. By his mercy, Lord Jagannathadeva appeared and Ratha-yatra was established in most major cities. Most importantly, he wrote and translated so many books—more than one hundred—and they were translated in most languages of the world.
He accomplished a miracle in his last ten years. In the midst of oceans, in forests and cities, on the tops of mountains and almost everywhere else, his glory is manifest. But I think his real glory is that he has established the same mission that Srila Rupa Gosvami established, which came from the very heart of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Everything he said came from Srila Rupa Gosvami, and his mission would have not existed had he left out Srila Rupa Gosvami.
September 08, 2004 Vṛndāvana