Out of his fathomless compassion, our most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, bestowed his blessings upon the world through his immaculate translations and commentaries of the life-transforming ancient Vedic literatures. His authority is that he has presented, without adulteration, the Vedic literature and those literatures in pursuance of it.
He is glorious because he represents the glorious guru-parampara, the unbroken chain of disciplic succession of realized gurus coming from Lord Sri Krsna Himself.
He is accepted by Sri Krsna’s devotees throughout the world as a manifestation of Srila Krsna-dvaipayana Vyasa, the Lord’s literary incarnation. He represents and has manifested the sublime works of Srila Vyasa, Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Srila Jiva Gosvami, Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada, and all the pure acaryas in our disciplic line. In addition, he has glorified their message in his discourses and discussions, and those words have later also become books.
His over seventy books inspire conditioned souls with the path to freedom from birth, old age, disease, and death. They educate their readers about the deluding nature of this frightful material world, and the ever-new and unfolding pristine spiritual world. They teach the means of peace and harmony, giving relief from depression, hopelessness, and conflict. They give the A to Z of the bhakti philosophy, the philosophy of devotion to God, Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, they delineate the fundamental practices of such devotion, and they reveal the immaculate guidelines for entering the pinnacle of devotion known as radha-dasyam.
– From the forward to The Soul of Book Distribution