Recently, in Zagreb, Croatia, I was distributing books at a tram station
near the main train station. It was crowded. People didn’t show much
interest in spiritual books, or they said, “We already have our spiritual
book, the Bible.” After some time, a person took an interest in at least
seeing the books, but he didn’t take any.
Then I took one step, and the next person stopped me. It was a young woman,
and she told me, “I will show you something.”
She pulled out from her backpack the first edition of “Science of Self
Realization” in the Serbo-Croatian language, printed in 1986. This book was
bought by her mother, before her birth, and put on a shelf. The book waited
on the shelf for more than thirty years. Just one year ago, she took
interest in the book and began reading it. She read the book a few times
very carefully and felt deeply touched by its profound knowledge and wisdom.
Now she took from me the “Bhagavad-gita” and “Teachings of Queen Kunti.” She
is ready to make her next step in Krishna consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada’s books are time bombs. We just have to distribute them
unlimitedly and indiscriminately, and in the future somewhere they will
explode and save many conditioned souls from the repetition of birth and
Param-vijate-sri-krsna-sankirtanam! Hare Krishna!