20Dec/16

This is samadhi

krishna-playing-flute

“By fully concentrating on distributing books for Krsna, one is fully absorbed in Krsna. This is samadhi.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
(Srimad-bhagavatam 10.2.37)

19Dec/16

Our real business

srila-prabhupada

“This routine work, such as chanting, speaking, rising early, cleaning, cooking and offering prasadam, arati, reading books—these activities are the backbone of our Society, and if we practice them nicely in a regulative manner, then our whole program will be successful. If we become slack or neglect these things, then everything else we may try will fail. So it is very important that you keep your standards very high in these activities, then your preaching will be strong. Preaching is our real business, preaching and distributing books.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Patita Uddharana — Delhi 8 December, 1971

18Dec/16

Nectar of instruction

nectar-of-instruction

“Regarding the Nectar of Instruction, why not distribute it to the common men? Every book is meant for everyone, but especially for the devotees. Please try to print a large number so that it can be distributed just like Sri Isopanisad.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Ramesvara written from Mayapur – February 06, 1976

17Dec/16

Book selling is the real preaching

caitanya-caritamrta

“This book selling is the real preaching of our cult. Especially when you sell Caitanya-caritamrta and Srimad-Bhagavatam. They will understand what we mean by reading these books.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Tripurari dasa – 12th November 1974

16Dec/16

I am very indebted to all of you

Srimad-bhagavatm First Canto

“I am very keen on the distribution of my books and I am very indebted to all of you for your untiring efforts to see that every man and woman in America get one of my books. If they simply read one page, even if they do nothing else, they can become perfect.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Letter to Hari basara — Hyderabad 20 April, 1974

11Dec/16

His life becomes changed

srila-prabhupada-speaking

“I’m specially pleased to hear that your distribution of our books and magazines has increased. Go on in this way, increasing more and more. Each time someone reads some solid information about Krsna his life becomes changed in some way. These literatures are the solid ground upon which our preaching stands, so I want that they should be available to everyone, as many as possible.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhpada
Letter to Damodara – December 3rd 1971

10Dec/16

My deepest gratitude

srila-prabhupada-at-microphone

“Thank you very much for pushing on our book distribution program so enthusiastically. Kindly offer all the devotees there my deepest gratitude for their wonderful service in this connection.”

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhpada
Letter to Trai dasa – December 8th 1973