By Vishnu das (2020)
Srila Prabhupada compares Krishna to the Sun and we can easily compare Srila Prabhupada to the sun in this way also as in this verse:
"Sri Uddhava said: My dear Vidura, the sun of the world, Lord Krsna, has set, and our house has now been swallowed by the great snake of time. What can I say to you about our welfare?"
The following from Srila Prabhupada's purport for this verse are how I also feel about Srila Prabhupada, as he is speaking about Sri Krishna:
"The comparison of Krishna to the sun is very appropriate. As soon as the sun sets, darkness automatically appears."
"Lord Krishna's appearance and disappearance are exactly like that of the sun."
"As long as He is present in a particular universe there is all transcendental light in that universe, but the universe from which He passes away is put into darkness."
"As at sunset the snakes become powerful, thieves are encouraged, ghosts become active, the lotus becomes disfigured and the cakravaki laments, so with the disappearance of Lord Krishna, the atheists feel enlivened, and the devotees become sorry."
Srila Prabhupada, being Sri Krishna's pure representative, you are the sun of our lives, and despite the darkness all around us now, how fortunate we are to have you with us still in the form of your vani, your books, and by having you with us in this way we can have access to the service of the supreme personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna.
It is stated that one should not accept the spiritual master as an ordinary human being. The Lord says, "ācāryaṁ māṁ vijānīyān nāva-manyeta karhicit": one should not treat the spiritual master as an ordinary human being, for he is the substitute for the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Bhag. 11.17.27).
All success in life comes to one who understands this important truth.
Even though Srila Prabhupada's great light seems to have left this world after his departure, and we feel weakened and left in the darkness of Kali yuga, we know his desire for us was to become stronger, carry on his mission to become Krishna conscious and help the struggling conditioned souls, as he perfectly exemplified in his life.
His desire is that we also become transparent via mediums of Sri Chaitanya's message of pure bhakti and he and all previous Vaishnava acharyas guaranteed our eternal spiritual happiness and success.
Srila Prabhupada is my saviour, to whom I am eternally devoted and grateful.
All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!
in humble surrender, your servant Vishnu das