Depending On Books

Posted on July 27, 2013 by admin-vasanti

Nowadays I see that devotees have so many problems,
and because of these problems, they cannot chant regularly.
Sometimes they are restless and upset, and thus they give up
worshiping Ṭhākurjī (the Deity), chanting, remembering, and
reading books. I have come to remind you to not be like that; do
not be weak. Your suffering will increase by whatever you are
doing to decrease it. So, don’t be upset; rather try to chant more
and read more. When reading the books of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta
Svāmī Mahārāja, you should think, “He is instructing me.”
If you are reading a book of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, think that
Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī is speaking to you; and if you are reading
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, think that Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī and
Śrīla Vyāsadeva are speaking to you. And, always pray to Lord
Krsna and Śrī Gurudeva to sprinkle their mercy upon you.

Birmingham, U.K.: June 16, 2003