Oct 092019

Today I heard a beautiful talk by Srila Prabhupada, Los Angeles, January 5, 1974, on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.8, which says, “Living beings who are under [Yamaraja’s] grip should take advantage by hearing the deathless nectar in the form of this narration of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord.” And Srila Prabhupada glorified Srimad-Bhagavatam and the importance of book distribution:

“This is the Bhagavata. There is no comparison. There is no literature throughout the universe like Srimad-Bhagavatam. There is no comparison. There is no competition. Every word is for the good of the human society—each and every word. Therefore we stress so much on book distribution. Somehow or other, if the book goes in one’s hand, he will be benefited. At least he will think, ‘Oh, they have taken so much price; let me see what is there.’ If he reads one sloka, his life will be successful—if he reads one sloka, one word. It is such a nice thing. Therefore we are stressing so much, ‘Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.’ A greater mridanga. We are chanting, playing our mridanga. It is heard within this room or a little more. But this mridanga will go home to home, country to country, community to community—this mridanga.”

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Giriraj Swami

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