What scholars have said

NOTE: Some of the scholars quoted here may now hold different posts or be affiliated with different institutions than the ones this file mentions. Our apologies for any outdated information. (Corrections are welcome.)


"The book 'Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead,' should prove to be an important addition to materials for college courses in religion. It is one of the best sources in English for gaining insight into the bhakti [devotional] religious tradition."

               --Louis Roberts
                 Executive Chairman
                 Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
                 Syracuse University

" 'Krsna' is an important book both for the new student of the history of religions and for the professional scholar. It is a helpful and significant contribution to the growing phenomenon of interest in the religions of Asia."

               --William A. Johnson
                 Professor of Philosophy
                 Brandeis University

" 'Teachings of Lord Caitanya' is an authentic and lucid account, in English, of the life and philosophy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The spiritual movement initiated by 'the Great Master' five hundred years ago has profoundly influenced millions of men and women in India ever since, and is presently making its mark throughout the world.

"Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. . . has done a great service to the English-speaking world by making this spiritual treasure available in English."

               --Dr. K.L. Seshagiri Rao
                 Professor of Religious Studies
                 University of Virginia

" 'The Perfection of Yoga' is most useful for anyone wishing to understand the meaning of yoga. It also introduces the student to the study of Bhagavad-gita and shows how direct and simple yet, in another sense, how profoundly complex is the path of spiritual growth through yoga practice. It is a scholarly book, yet has a direct personal meaning for all--a powerful combination."

               --Dr. Frank Ledwith
                 Professor of Psychology
                 University of St. Andrews
                 Fife, Scotland

"I think the best feature of the Hare Krishna movement is that it is providing scholars with excellent translations of the rarest books on Krishna-bhakti."

               --Dr. Larry D. Shinn
                 Danforth Professor of Religion
                 Oberlin College

"I have read Sri Bhaktivedanta Swami's books with great care, attention and profound interest, and have found them to be of incalculable value to anyone who is curious about India's spiritual and cultural heritage. The author of these books displays on every page an astounding scholarship in the subjects treated, and also an understanding and ease of exposition of abstruse ideas, which are rarest gifts."

               --Dr. H.B. Kulkarni
                 Professor of English and Philosophy
                 Utah State University

"The publications of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust are very valuable documents and will no doubt become classics for the English reader of Indian religious literature."

               --Dr. Jerry M. Chance
                 Chairman, Department of Philosophy
                 and Religion
                 Florida A & M University

"These books are not only beautiful but also relevant to our times, as we as a nation search for new cultural patterns for our way of life."

               --Dr. C.L. Spreadbury
                 Professor of Sociology
                 Stephen F. Austin State University