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Srila Prabhupada was tasked with the mission from his guru to spread Krishna consciousness to the English-speaking world, and despite all odds he succeeded magnificently. He said that he owed his success to the blessings of his guru, and the Vedic scriptures say that only someone specifically empowered by Lord Krishna can spread devotion to Him far and wide.

In Srila Prabhupada: Delivering the Essence from the Past, Present, and Future, Chaitanya Charana Dasa analyses Prabhupada’s way of presentation, addressing the question of whether he should be considered a traditionalist, an existentialist, or a utopian. He concludes that Prabhupada exemplified the best these three have to offer.