01Jan/17

Final Day Message

titiksu-das

Dear Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Today is the last day of the 5050 Campaign. It was the longest 50th Event, lasting 366 days and potentially involving every member of ISKCON on a personal and collective level.

Its aim was simply to provide the opportunity for every devotee to make an offering to Srila Prabhupada in ISKCONs 50th year, of distributing 50 BBT books.

On behalf of the 5050 Campaign Committee, I would like to thank all those devotees who took part in the Campaign and hope they remain inspired to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books always.

If you have any news or stories from the Campaign in your area, please share with us via PAMHO, the 5050 website or the facebook page (details below).

It is hoped that in the future a way can be found to inspire every devotee to distribute one book per week. This way our international distribution would be approx. 50 million books per year. At present it is approx. 7 million world wide.

Finally, I would like to thank Visvambhara Prabhu for encouraging me to put forward the 5050 idea at it inception, and also for chairing the 5050 Campaign Committee. I would also like to thank the support of the other committee members, and our UK GBC Praghosa Prabhu for his enthusiastic encouragement. Thanks are also due to Brahma Muhurta Prabhu (NE-BBT Trustee) who set uo the web domain for the website, and Parama Karuna Prabhu for designing and maintaining the website and Facebook pages.

All glories to Sri Krishna’s Sankirtan Movement! All glories to Sri Guru and
Sri Gauranga!

Your servant,

Titiksu dasa

Please visit:

http://iskcon5050.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ISKCON5050/

31Dec/16

We are just begun

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“So we are trying our bit, almost single-handed, although the important literatures are there, Vedic literatures, four Vedas, Vedānta-sūtra, eighteen Purāṇas, hundred and eight Upaniṣads, then Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata, so many, full of knowledge, transcendental knowledge. They can be distributed all over the world. But there was no organized attempt. We are just begun from 1966, this movement, Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, distributing this literature. Through literature, of course, we are very hopeful. Our literatures are selling.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Lecture on SB 1.5.11 – London, September 12, 1973

28Dec/16

This helps the sankirtan movement

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“Krsna consciousness preachers should give more stress to the sankirtana movement, especially by distributing transcendental literature more and more. This helps the sankirtana movement.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
SB 7.14.39, Purport

27Dec/16

For selling books we can go

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“So read our books, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, live very simple life, produce your own necessities. Don’t go to the town. Of course, for selling books we can go.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Arrival Address – New Mayapur (French farm), August 11, 1975

25Dec/16

These books will supply clear idea of God

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“I am so much enthused to understand how nicely you are distributing our books. Actually these two books, KRSNA book and Nectar of Devotion, are revolutionary to your country. Not only your country, but all over the world. Nobody has any clear idea of God. In hopelessness they declare that God is dead. So these books will supply clear idea of God, not only that but anyone who will read this KRSNA book in two parts, Nectar of Devotion, and if possible Teachings of Lord Caitanya, I’m sure he cannot go away from becoming a devotee of Krishna.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Jagadisa – Bombay 28 November, 1970

24Dec/16

Do the needful

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“Book distribution is my most important concern and these devotees should be given facility to distribute books profusely throughout America. They are also helping with substantial contributions to construct the Temple in Mayapur. Please do the needful to see that everything is done very nicely in a cooperative Krishna Conscious spirit.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to All GBC’s in the U.S.A written from Honolulu – May 04, 1976

23Dec/16

It is natural

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“Your sales of our literature and books are very good and improving more. It is natural that such distribution of literatures should increase as the people hear more about Krsna Consciousness Movement.”

HIs Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Gurudasa written from Los Angeles – June 29, 1970