09Dec/16

Books are the basis of our Movement


“My first concern is that my books shall be published and distributed profusely all over the world. Practically, books are the basis of our Movement. Without our books, our preaching will have no effect.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Mandali Bhadra — Jaipur 20 January, 1972

08Dec/16

Thank you

Srila Prabhupada playing harmonium

“Thank you for distributing my books so enthusiastically. Please increase this book distribution as much as possible.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Bhrsakapi written from Bombay – January 16, 1975

07Dec/16

Book distribution should be increased

Srila Prabhupada

“I am also glad to note that you are distributing the books in increasing numbers. We want that our book distribution should be increased more and more in the coming year.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Nrsimha Caitanya – Bombay 21 November, 1974

06Dec/16

That is my request

Srila Prabhupada

“My Guru Maharaja used to be very much pleased whenever there was book distribution. So you just continue it solidly, that is my request”.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Nityananda written from Los Angeles – April 17, 1973

05Dec/16

Vigorously try for this book distribution

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“I want that you all my students shall very vigorously try for this book distribution. Do not hesitate to use your American and European brains to increase, that is Krishna’s special gift to you, now use it.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Kirtiraja – Vrindaban 27 November, 1971

04Dec/16

Real preaching

Srila Prabhupada

“That is the real preaching, selling books. Who can speak better than the books?”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Bali-mardana – Los Angeles 30 September, 1972

03Dec/16

It is Krishna’s knowledge

Srila Prabhupada Smiling

“Regarding Sankirtana and book distribution, both should go on, but book distribution is more important. It is brihat kirtana. In Tokyo airport one boy had come up to me asking if he could speak with me. I said yes, and then he asked me “Swamiji, where do you get all that knowledge in your books?” Of course it is Krishna’s knowledge, not mine. But the effect is there. So for wider kirtana book distribution is better. Book distribution is also kirtana.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Tamala Krishna written from Mayapur October 23, 1974

02Dec/16

Publish and distribute books

Srila Prabhupada

“This book distribution, that was my Guru Maharaja’s purpose. He said that I have got so many temples and now in Calcutta I have got a marble temple, but I would have wished that if by selling the marbles I could publish and distribute books.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Ramesvara – Bombay 14 November, 1975

Here’s the rest of the paragraph from which this quote was lifted:

“Now by the mercy of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada I am doing both by the co-operation of my American disciples. I am constructing so many marble temples and I am distributing so many books on Krsna consciousness. This does not mean that I am excelling my Guru Maharaja, but it is the mercy of my Guru Maharaja that he is giving me the facility for doing both.”

01Dec/16

Our greatest weapon

Srila Prabhupada

“I am very glad to hear how the book distribution is increasing more and more. This is our greatest weapon. The more the books are distributed, the more the ignorance of the Age of Kali will be smashed. The world is feeling the weight of this Hare Krishna Movement, especially in your country.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Balavanta – Vrindaban 23 November, 1976