This book is first offered rather nervously at the lotus feet of my eternal lord and master, the founder-ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, His Divine Grace Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. Śrīla Prabhupāda, please accept this humble offering from the worst of your servants. I know that you are not interested in your own glorification. You want Kṛṣṇa glorified always and everywhere. But Śrīla Prabhupāda, you are so wonderful; how can we not glorify you?
At least the members of ISKCON love to hear you glorified. So after offering this book to you, I dedicate it as your prasāda to all those who have ever even slightly appreciated you. This book is also dedicated to anyone who ever rendered any service to you. It is dedicated to those who have even once shed a tear while remembering you, and it is dedicated to those whose hearts still yearn to see you, hear your voice, and personally be with you. And it is especially dedicated to those who have seriously dedicated their lives to your service.