Gopiparadhana Dasa was born in 1950 in New York City. He received his B.A. in linguistics from Columbia University in 1972, and soon after joined ISKCON at the Henry St. temple in Brooklyn, New York. He was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1973, and received brahmanical initiation from Srila Prabhupada on 29 July, 1975 while serving at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in Los Angeles. Under Srila Prabhupada's guidance, He developed an expertise in Sanskrit and served as an editor for the BBT. After Srila Prabhupada passed away,
Gopiparadhana helped complete Srimad-Bhagavatam, Mukunda-mala-stotra, and Närada-bhakti-sütra. He continued to translate Gaudiya Vaishava literature from Sanskrit, as well as train editors and translators for the BBT and work on the BBT production of Sri Brhad-bhagavatamata. Gopiparadhana translated Vaisnava literatures under Prabhupada’s personal guidance, such as Sri Caitanya Siksamrta, which Prabhupada appreciated in 1975: “Yes! You have done it very nicely. I thank you very much, so immediately it can be printed in BTG and then later on it can be published in book form. I thank you very much for your sincere efforts, please continue to work sincerely and Krishna will bless
you more and more.” He consulted with Prabhupada about technicalities in the Sanskrit editing of books, and became proficient in carefully carrying on the translation work of Vaisnava literatures in the same manner that Prabhupada personally taught him.