Category: Distribution History

Śrīla Gurudeva Promotes Books

Posted on 07/20/13 by admin-vasanti

Śrī Jayadeva Gosvāmī was a very high-class mahā-bhāgavata, and he wrote a book called Śrī Gīta-govinda, The Glories of Govinda. When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saw this book, He made a copy and instructed His followers to also obtain one. At that time there was no printing press, books were reproduced by hand. Mahāprabhu therefore ordered […]

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Śrīla Gurudeva Distributes Books

Posted on 07/20/13 by admin-vasanti

[Śrīla Gurudeva often inspired his various audiences to collect and read his books. That was one of the ways he promoted and distributed them:] pūrṇāḥ pulindya urugāya-padābja-rāgaśrī- kuṅkumena dayitā-stana-maṇḍitena tad-darśana-smara-rujas tṛṇa-rūṣitena limpantya ānana-kuceṣu jahus tad-ādhim Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.21.17) The gopīs lament in separation from Kṛṣṇa, “O, see the forest girls. They are born of very low […]

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Śrīmatī Rādhikā Promotes Book Distribution

Posted on 07/20/13 by admin-vasanti

[On this morning walk, Śrīla Gurudeva is expressing the moods of Śrīmatī Rādhikā and the left-wing gopīs. By saying that the narrations of Kṛṣṇa make one weep in miserable separation for Him and that the gopīs are the evidence of this, Śrīmatī Rādhikā is glorifying the dissemination of these narrations.] Jayanta dāsa: Śrīla Gurudeva, as […]

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Caitanya Mahāprabhu Distributes Books

Posted on 07/20/13 by admin-vasanti

If book distribution is performed for one’s own purposes, such as personal material profit or reputation, then it is not pure bhakti. A sincere devotee thinks, “I want people to have this book and read it thoroughly, so that they will be able to enter into a deep understanding of bhakti.” Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu returned […]

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