Why We Distribute Books by Seva Devi Dasi
Feb28

Why We Distribute Books by Seva Devi Dasi

A devotee-bookseller explains. Have you ever met a Hare Krsna devotee in an airport, a parking lot, or on the street distributing books and collecting donations? Many people wonder why we do this. I’ve been distributing books for over six years, and I’d like to tell you something about the origin of book distribution. Devotees are not ordinary booksellers; their bookselling is transcendental. It is sankirtana, the...

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Why do Hare Krishnas Distribute Books?
Feb21

Why do Hare Krishnas Distribute Books?

By Vijaya Dasa (GBC Sankirtana Minister) on 6 Dec 2008 When he began the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Srila Prabhupada wrote out its seven purposes. The first of these was: “To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large, and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life, and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.” These are...

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The Heart of ISKCON
Apr29

The Heart of ISKCON

When Srila Prabhupada visited our ISKCON Press in Boston in early 1970 we gave him a tour of all our facilities. When he saw the big used Chief 29 offset printing press he told us how his guru maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, called the press the big mrdanga. He then said that our printing press was the heart of our ISKCON Movement. I was moved to say, "Srila Prabhupada, YOU are the heart of ISKCON."...

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What is The Importance of Books For The Most Devoted Sankirtana?
Oct11

What is The Importance of Books For The Most Devoted Sankirtana?

Sankirtana means glorify Krsna, but because He is infinite, there is no end to such glorification. Our problem is that we do not know very well Krishna, so we are not so inclined to praise him. That is why our mission is to become Krsna conscious. If we become Krsna conscious, we will be interested to praise him. On the other hand, when Krishna danced rasa dance with the gopis, the more glorified the gopis Krishna, the more they...

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Book Distribution – A Complete Form of Worship
Jun26

Book Distribution – A Complete Form of Worship

By Giriraj Swami on 10 Dec 2010 This verse refers to Lord Caitanya. Those who are intelligent will worship this incarnation, Lord Caitanya, by performance of sankirtana-yajna.“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates,...

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There Will Always Be Customers For My Books…
Jun12

There Will Always Be Customers For My Books…

Srila Prabhupada said, "There will always be customers for my books as long as there are devotees that want to distribute them." People don't want to always use electronics and computers to read, most people still like to read from a book. As I travel around the world I see most people are still reading from text books although ebooks are now wide spread throughout the world. Granted there are some people that prefer...

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