Śrīla Gurudeva Distributes Books

Posted on July 20, 2013 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 caste, with black
complexions. Although they are Pulinda, from the hilly tribes,
still they are so fortunate. When Kṛṣṇa goes to the forest, His
footprints, mixed with some kuṅkuma powder, come on the
grass. When the Pulinda girls see this, they take that kuṅkuma
and smear it on their breasts. When they do this, they feel as
if Kṛṣṇa is meeting with them. But we cannot do even this.”
There are very good explanations of this śloka by Śrīla
Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī, and Śrīla Viśvanātha
Cakravartī Ṭhākura. I’ve given only some hint. I’ve not
explained so much. In India I have explained their commentaries,
and a book has been published called Veṇu-gīta. If you
want to know more, you can read that book.
I think that all my books can help you so much. The
explanation of Gītā by Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura
will help you more, more, more, and more. And the biography
of my gurudeva will also help you so much. All my books ‒
about forty books, such as Upadeśāmṛta, Manaḥ-śikṣā, Śikṣāṣtaka,
and Jaiva-dharma ‒ will help you so much, so much. Try to
read them; this will give you the association of Vaiṣṇavas.

Discourse on Veṇu-gīta
Murwillumbah, Australia: January 21, 2001