“So kindly help me. This is my request. Print as many books in as many languages and distribute throughout the whole world. Then the Krishna consciousness movement will automatically increase.”
‘This, our book distribution is the most important task in our society. Therefore I am giving so much stress and I am working so hard on this. Because this is my life and soul according to the order of my Guru Maharaja. And by his grace it is to some extent successful. And I took it seriously. I take it seriously still now. That is my life and soul. I never tried in India to construct big temples or even in your country we didn’t. I never tried. But I was selling personally books. That is the history.’
Room conversation, Bombay 31 December 1976.
‘In spite of war, Srimad-bhagavatam will be distributed. We don’t care about war, our preaching business will go on.’
Letter to Radhaballabha, 21 August 1975.
‘Europe and America are in great danger, this Hare Krishna movement is enveloping them. The Sankirtan devotees are very very dear to Krishna. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during war time, a farm boy or ordinary clerk who goes to fight for his country on the front, immediately becomes a national hero for his sincere effort. So Krishna immediately recognizes a preacher of Krishna consciousness who takes all risks to deliver his message.”
Letter to Uttamasloka, December 1975.
‘So I’m insisting you about this distribution of the book. That is a service. If you can do some pushing on these books some way or other, you get material profit; at the same time, it is service.’
Srila Prabhupada; Room conversation, Vrndavan 6 July 1977.
‘I want that every respectable person has a full set of Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrita in his home.’
Letter to Drdhavrata, January 1977.
‘If there is any credit to my activities of translating, it is all due to His Divine Grace. Certainly if His Divine Grace were personally present at this time, it would have been a great occasion for jubilation, but even though he is not physically present, I am confident that he is very pleased by this work of translation. He was very fond of seeing many books published to spread the Krishna consciousness movement. Therefore our society, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has formed to execute the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura […]’
Concluding words to Sri Chaitanya-caritamrta.
‘In my heart I want that Krsna book, in small or large form, should be distributed in every home.’
Srila Prabhupada, May 17, 1971.
‘Please offer all the devotees my blessings. Their enthusiasm for distributing my books will please me very much. Not only will I be pleased, but my Guru Maharaja will also be pleased and they will all be blessed. This is very good news, prthivite ache yata nagaradi-grama, sarvatra pracara hoibe mora nama, this is the way of preaching, to spread the news of Krsna in every town and village all over the world. Thank you very much.’
Srila Prabhupada letter to Hrdayananda Maharaja, 31st July 1976.
‘The sufferings of humanity are due to forgetfulness of Krishna as the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor, and the supreme friend. Therefore, to act to revive this consciousness within the entire human society is the highest welfare work.’
Bhagavad-gita As It Is 5,25 Purport.