Srila Prabhupada’s followers continue his legacy to this day, with the practice of kirtan spreading internationally. Nowadays, it is to be understood that much of the sharing of kirtan world wide is due to the widespread growth of the yoga scene. However, it can be understood that Srila Prabhupada acted as the ambassador of kirtan and his influence will always be unique and crucial.
Although essential, kirtan was not the only aspect of spiritual science introduced by Srila Prabhupada. As well as sharing the practice of kirtan, Prabhupada translated and commented on over eighty volumes of the most important sacred bhakti texts, including the Bhagavad-gita—the must have handbook for every genuine spiritual seeker, the multi-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana)—an epic biography of Krishna, His avatars and His devotees, and Isopanishad – one of the principal 108 Upanishads (ancient Sanskrit philosophical texts).
Presenting Krishna Bhakti philosophy in great depth and breadth, Srila Prabhupada explains the reason behind its practice; using scriptural sources to identify the true purpose of kirtan as well as to validate its importance. By not just simply teaching How, but by also explaining Why, Srila Prabhupada sets the standard of an authentic kirtan practice that goes far beyond mere musical performance centred on subjective spiritual sentiments.