~ Jagad Guru Chris Butler (Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa)

The intimate student of Srila Jagannath das Babaji and the spiritual master of Srila Gaurkisor das Babaji, Bhaktivinode Thakur was the pioneer of the program to disseminate Vedic wisdom to the entire world.

If we look back one century we would find Vaishnavism, with its pure origin in the deep and majestic spiritual philosophy of Lord Chaitanya, in a degraded condition. It was the spiritual attempts and divine writings of Bhaktivinode Thakur that turned the scale and led the intelligent and educated community to follow the noble precepts and teachings of Lord Chaitanya and inspired a program to spread the teachings of Lord Chaitanya to every town of the world.