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 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 Srila Bhaktivedanta
Svami Maharaja, you should think: He is instructing me.
If you are reading a book of Srila Rupa Gosvami, think that Srila Rupa Gosvami is speaking to you; and if you are reading
Srimad-Bhagavatam, think that Srila Sukadeva Gosvami and Srila Vyasadeva are speaking to you. And, always pray to Lord
Krsna and Srila Gurudeva to sprinkle their mercy upon you.

Birmingham, U.K.: June 16, 2003