"Why not preach bhakti-yoga in the west,
Only Chaitanya’s teachings to stand time’s test.
In English language already quite proficient,
So thoroughly explain Krishna, the most munificent."
Upon request at first a little hesitant,
In accepting worthiness of mission reluctant.
But Supreme Lord with much higher plan,
To reform even wretches like me through one man.
For that fateful meeting always I’m thankful,
Bore fruit of shastras in language delightful.
Let words of guru replace all rubbish in your mind,
In Divine Grace’s instruction eternal wisdom find.