Irresistible Attraction Compiled by Navina Nirada Dasa
Navina Nirada Dasa
HERE ARE SOME letters of appreciation from recipients of Srila Prabhupada's books:
Ignited with the Fire Of Krsna Consciousness
I want to thank you for being a critical part in my life. Without the distribution of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's books, I would never have been ignited with the fire of Krsna consciousness. My first contact with Krsna was at my friend's house. I saw the book The Science of Self Realization lying on the floor, and at that moment I felt an overwhelming, irresistible attraction to borrow the book. I read a few pages and knew I had finally found the truth. I've now read about half of your books but had little association with devotees. My goal right now is to join an ISKCON farm community. Hare Krsna.
Vashon Island, Washington, USA
I am writing to express my deepest and profound gratitude for your kindness in sending me the book Your Ever Well-Wisher. I am in turn humbled, brought to tears, dipped in melancholy, and then finally I find myself saying, "Krsna! Krsna!" This book is one of the dearest and most valuable gifts I have ever received. I am chanting every morning and reading Srila Prabhupada's books every day. Thank you again for this wonderful kindness.
Pemaquid, Maine, USA
Standing Her Ground
Recently, I had the pleasure to meet some of your nice people while I was vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I was so pleased to come in contact with them, because I have always been interested in the Hare Krsna movement. I was so grateful when your people handed me a book The Path of Yoga and your address was in it. At the time I was intimidated because the people with me did not approve of the Hare Krsnas, but I stood my ground and bought the book. And I'm glad I did. The others poked fun at me and said I'd been taken. I simply told them I wanted the book because I like the Hare Krsnas and enjoy reading their books. My friends became quiet after that. The book is great, and it has helped me a lot. Thanks!
A Dusty Gem
It has to be the most fortunate thing that could happen to anyone a person's whole life changed. It happened one afternoon while I was going to the shop. I saw a book lying on the side of the road. I walked past it, spoke to some friends, bought whatever I needed, and was on my way back when I again noticed the book. I stopped and picked it up, although I normally wouldn't pick up something from the road as bad-looking as this. It was dirty, torn, and old.
I was a sinful person at that time, and a great meat-eater.
I went out in the evening with friends. When I returned home, I sat and read a few magazines and then picked up the book I had found. I dusted it off and read the title: Coming Back. I began to read and I read and read and read.
I had never read anything as clear, pure, easy, and truthful as this book. I was amazed and shocked. I began to think how sinful I was. I completed the book the next day and decided to change my life by becoming spiritually conscious.
The next month I gave up eating meat, went to the temple, and started learning more about Srila Prabhupada and the all-glorious Lord Krsna. I have now been a devotee for three years, and I enjoy every minute of it. All this happened because I decided to take a walk to the shop one day. That is the power of the Lord, Sri Krsna.
Durban, South Africa
Freedom from the Misery of Materialism
I had just arrived at Denver International Airport when a young man handed me a book called Bhagavad-gita. I gave him a donation and took the book. I read from its pages and couldn't stop reading. I agree with all I have read, and I see the need and the joy in becoming free from material addiction. I have thought about this a lot and know that I'm ready to embrace this truth. I would give all I have to be free from the misery of materialism. What you teach is true, and I genuinely would like to thank you.
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Navina Nirada Dasa, a disciple of Harikesa Swami, has been a leading book distributor for many years. He heads ISKCON's book distribution ministry and travels worldwide to train and inspire book distributors.