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I am always indebted to the many sincere devotees who donated their time, services and laxmi to the production of this book. May Śrīla Prabhupāda bless them all with continued engagement in his transcendental service.  

For this volume special thanks are due to Nṛsiṁhadeva dāsa and Traidhīṣa dāsa for their selfless financial support over an extended period; and also to my godbrother Pārtha dāsa, with whom I was initiated in 1972, who has provided invaluable support in times of need. 

Many other devotees have contributed towards the printing of this book. My sincere thanks go to Bhakti Charu Swami and Mr. Prashun Popat, and Ātma-nivedana dāsa for their generous contributions; and also to Antardvīpa dāsa, Ātmārāma dāsa, Haripāda dāsa and family, Mādhava Līla dāsī and Nṛhari dāsī, Alexsei Presnjakov, and Madhu Sevita dāsa. 

Thanks to Suvarṇa-kṛṣṇa Līlā dāsī and Kṛṣṇa Balarāma dāsa for translating the Chandigarh Hindi lectures into English; and also the devotees at ISKCON Chandigarh for their help in procuring the photos and information. Mr. P.L. Sethi also provided photos and recollections.  

I am deeply indebted to Bhakta Carl Herzig who expertly edited the entire volume at short notice. The proofreading was done by Braja Sevaki dāsī. Grahila dāsa made the general index and Yamarāja dāsa the cover. The end page drawings were done by Bhaktin Alexandra. 

Thanks as always are due to the dedicated devotees at Bhaktivedanta Archives—Parama Rūpa dāsa, Ekanātha dāsa and Raṇajit dāsa.  

Braja-bihari dāsa and Rādhā-jīvana dāsa provided accomodations during my writing retreat in Vṛndāvana. 

I would like to thank Prof. J. Frank Kenny (now retired) of University of Arkansas at Little Rock, for providing his 1976 paper “A.C. Bhaktivedanta as Swami, Guru and Avatar.” (see Appendix A) 

My wife Śītala dāsī and daughter Rasarāṅī have provided unstinting support and patience, for which I am ever grateful.   

I want to offer my humble obeisances and thanks to the many other devotees who have provided support of one form or another for this project. Although I am unable to list them all, I pray that Śrīla Prabhupāda bless them more and more with his eternal service.