(courtesy of ISKCON News)
This year, we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the appearance of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, born in 1896 in Calcutta. Leading up to his Appearance Day or Vyasa-Puja on August 31st, ISKCON News is commemorating the occasion with a series of articles glorifying his achievements, contributions, and qualities.
Srila Prabhupada’s achievements are towering and numerous: He built 108 temples; authored over 70 volumes on the Krishna tradition; initiated 5,000 disciples; circled the globe 14 times; and opened farm communities, restaurants, and more.
One of his sometimes overlooked qualifications, however, is his skill in communication. In a Powerpoint which has been presented at the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) and GBC College, ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Das called Srila Prabhupada “The Greatest Communicator.”
Not only did Prabhupada directly focus on winning people’s hearts and bringing as many to the process of bhakti as possible; but he was also an expert in creating and sustaining, as the Communications Ministry puts it, “favorable environments for advancing the goals of the Krishna consciousness movement.”