Review on Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS from

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It is easy to see why Swami Bhaktivedanta's commentary on the Gita is so popular in India – that is because it is TOTALLY AUTHENTIC and very much in tune with the commentaries of all the main preceptors of Vedic traditions like Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Nimbarkacarya, and Visnu Swami. His translation of the Gita is actually accepted by other Vedic disciplic successions such as the Sri, Madhva, Vallabha and Nimbarka Sampradayas as being completely in agreement with Vedic thought. This quote from one of the Madhva Acarya's in Udipi mentions that Prabhupada's Gita is sold in front of their main shrine. This is no small compliment (try getting Catholics and Protestants to do that):

"…Sri Chaitanya Sampradaya is a branch of Madhwa philosophy. There are historic proofs to substantiate this fact. The sadhana achieved by Sri A. C. Prabhupada, Acharya of "Chaitanya Sampradaya" is to be welcomed by all Vaishnavites. It is due to him people all over the world have learned about Lord Krishna. This work should have been accomplished by Madhwa followers. But Prabhupada has served the world in propagating this cult. Even in the western world he has attracted a large number of devotees of Lord Krishna, through his discourse on "Bhagavat Geeta." The book "Bhagavat Geeta" of Sri Prabhupada is allowed to be sold in front of Krishna Mandira at Udupi. This fact is known to all eight mutts of Udupi. As well as all devotees of Udupi Kshetra…"

Sri Laksmivara Tirtha Swami Sri Shiroor Mutt, Udupi Jadadguru Sri Sri Madhwacharya Peethan Udupi, South Candra

Trusting this finds you well in every respect.

I beg to remain, yours in the humble service of the Lord and His devotees.

Shubh dinam astu or Have a Nice Day

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