From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter
Apr13

From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter

I would like to congratulate the devotees of New Dvaraka for effectively organizing the Sastra Dana program, which engages members of the Vaishnava community in helping to distribute transcendental literature, especially the books of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. As Srila Prabhupada's movement matures into a "normal" society with people of all ages and backgrounds, it is vital that Srila Prabhupada's society, as...

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Excerpt from the Los Angeles Sastra Dana newsletter
Mar04

Excerpt from the Los Angeles Sastra Dana newsletter

Oh, your intense love for me. I am living for you. All over the world everything is going on. Money is coming and being spent. And I don’t have to worry. I am so much indebted. And I am taking much service from you all. That is a brhad-mrdanga; I am beating from my room and the sound goes ten thousand miles away. (Quotation 28 in Just As I Have Shown You (Mayapur, 1986)) Without literature, how can we enlighten the people at...

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From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter
Feb04

From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter

INTERVIEW WITH SVAVASA PRABHU (you don't wanna miss this one) Sastra Dana: What is the importance of book distribution today in this age as compared to the preaching of Lord Krishna's glories strictly in the form of harinam 500 years ago? Svavasa Prabhu: I don't think there is any difference, Prabhupada called book distribution "brhad mrdanga" – the greater mrdanga. The example of that is that if you do...

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From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter
Feb04

From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana Newsletter

SASTRA DANA AT THE UNIVERSITI OF CALIFORNIA AT THE IRVINE I recently had the opportunity to witness this glorious Sastra Dana program in action at the University of California at Irvine. As we were walking to the classroom the two prabhus, Arcita das and Mahat-tattva das, ahead of me were caring full boxes of books. I was considering what a labor of love this was. Those boxes were heavy! While Arcita das addressed college students on...

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Excerpt From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana newsletter
Jan21

Excerpt From the Los Angeles Sastra Dana newsletter

A BOON TO PREACH Our activity is preaching. Yes, flood the whole world with the message of Mahaprabhu. We are gosthyanandis not bhajananandis. Bhakisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami has said, prana ache tanra sehetu pracara : “He has life therefore he is preaching.” His heart bleeds seeing the suffering of the jivas. So he goes out not caring anything for himself. Go out and preach! Inculcate Krishna consciousness onto them. Let...

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