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

H.H.Prahlananda SwamiSankirtana 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 understand His glory.Therefore, Srila Prabhupada gave us this method: we are trying to understand Krsna, glorifying Him and serving His devotees.Only when Krishna truly be pleased with us and reveal Himself to us, we will be servants of His servants. The mission of those who serve Krishna, is to spread awareness servants everywhere. The whole world is the energy of Krsna, and in this sense there is nothing but Him. But being in the illusion, people find themselves separated from Krishna. Therefore, first of all, people need to understand how everything is connected with Krishna, and then they will be inspired to use everything in the service of Krishna. Then they will get rid of the confusion in which all is separated from Krishna, including themselves. So, we believe in the illusion that we can independently use the energy of Krishna. How are we then to understand the inner energy and Krsna's pastimes?This tattva we have virtually no access. And because of our wrong attitudes Krishna is beyond our perception, and there is nothing that could better explain to us Krishna than Srila Prabhupada. If we begin to follow a process that to some extent we can get rid of your illusions. But by the grace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada, we have access to the lila of Krishna, which He delivers the conditioned souls from illusions. This lila – Sankirtan: we go outside and tells people how they can get rid of the illusion. We do not just want to distribute the book, I want to explain to people what is in these books that Srila Prabhupada's books are applicable in practice, they are not only for some special people who lead extraordinary lives. If people see that we have – the practical system of education, economy, social, and political systems – they can take us seriously. Therefore, we need to show people how to apply the knowledge in practice. So they are able to assess Srila Prabhupada.

What prevents us from deep to accept the mission of Srila Prabhupada?

Usually it is – the false ego. Sometimes we participate in Srila Prabhupada's movement in the hope that it will help us nurture our false ego. Because of their independence, we are not always trying to penetrate into the depths of what Srila Prabhupada. Therefore, we keep all your misconceptions about what we will lSrila Prabhupadadefend that make me happy and satisfied at the physical, intellectual or emotional level. We take refuge in many things other than Krishna. We are not ready to hear that actually Srila Prabhupada. We can not leave your misconceptions and take complete shelter of Krishna and His sincere representatives. In this case, we will be very slow and difficult progress. If you want to focus your mind on Krsna consciousness, then the best method – is to abandon his false ego, false representations, false desires, and with a "clean slate" to surrender to the representative of Krishna.So you can easily rely on Krishna in all the activities. It should be all my life, all my breath to devote the mission of Srila Prabhupada. This attitude helps to become Krsna conscious. All this is perfectly arranged Krishna. And if we are at the mercy of Krsna, we can understand how He arranged everything according to our desire. In fact, we do not refuse wishes. We reject the false desires that will make us happy. But Srila Prabhupada wanted to make us happy is the wish of his spiritual master, all the previous acharyas, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. If we combine the desire to their desire, we will gain practical consciousness of Krishna and attain perfection in life.

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