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By His Example: The Wit and Wisdom of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


The volume is 284 pages of pure nectar, with 34 rare photographs. (Gurudas was the first photographer in the early days of the movement.) For those who did not have the opportunity to meet His Divine Grace, this book brings him to life. Those who were fortunate enough to have been in His presence will feel Srila Prabhupada come to life again, as only Gurudas can reveal him.


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By His Example is an Homage to my Guru A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad.

The 2nd printing of “By his example” has more new stories, and more new photos. Giriraj Maharaj has edited the 2nd edition as well as Viakunthanath Das proofread. Yamaraj did the layout and Daivishakti Devi Dasi helped with the publishing. Also the binding is stronger then the 1st edition.

Also there is a poem to Vishnujnan Swami called “Brother Nightingale.”

I am very happy with the improvements.

Will you please purchase the book glorifying Srila Prabhupad in the warmest, humorous and instructive way.

Gurudas was one of the first six devotees to go to England to open a temple. At that time he met the Beatles’ George Harrison, with whom he became life-long friends. Everyone who knew His Divine Grace shared a unique relationship with Him, but Gurudas held a very special place in Srila Prabhupad’s heart, and he always took great joy interacting with him.


I have been reading your memoirs By His Example, and it is a wonderful piece of literature. Your style is very pleasing and profound; your experiences are amazing and speak to my heart. In some ways, I identified with many of your stories, particularly how you handled difficult issues, such as handling the London Bobbies and the metropolitan Authorities—what fun!  Other more fundamental dimensions, particularly the close guidance you received, and the intimate relationship, made me painfully aware of my own sorry lack of guidance. All I could do was read his books every day, discuss them with my family members, and dream in my heart every moment how I would put these wonderful teachings into effect in my life.

I often think of you and feel all the more happy for it. I did receive your book and read it in one sitting. By the time I read your description of the Hell’s Angels neighbors, I was already in tears. A brilliant gem of wisdom from Srila Prabhupada was, “Somehow get Krsna to like you.” Well, getting Prabhupada to like you is even better, and you are so fortunate you were able to do it. That comes through so very nicely in your book —definitely the sweetest and most sensitive account of His Divine Grace, an account that attracts the reader to meet him.


Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I wanted to thank you for writing this wonderful book about your pastimes with His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. I especially like reading this book after hearing you speak your recollections, as instead of reading it, I hear you narrating it. I am also happy that you decided on the personal approach instead of that of a third-person. Those of us who came later regard devotees like yourself, Yamuna, Govinda, Syamasundara, etc. [to be] as important as Srila Prabhupada himself in establishing the Hare Krishna Movement, and it is edifying to know about all of these persons from someone who was close to them.  It is encouraging for us to hear about your love and dedication to Srila Prabhupada in beginning the Hare Krishna Movement.  I was completely unaware of the many, many important functions that you performed in assisting Srila Prabhupada. In learning that history, I feel deeply indebted to you. Your account is rich and tasty—full of all the rasas, taking us there—a trip in a time-machine back to that now nostalgic era that was such an important time in my life, and indeed the entire world, making history as it did.

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