KrishnaPath Newsletter Jan 2022
Hi there, Hare Krishna!
Here is a short update on a few nice new things happening at KrishnaPath
KrishnaPath now has scans of the original pre-1978 Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita for you to download for free!
KrishnaPath has also added a new video to the Video page on how Jesus went to India for the missing 12 years of his life from the bible. Check it out!
For all you Facebook fans we encourage you to check out a new Facebook page:
Original Books of Srila Prabhupada
Even if you are not on Facebook you can still go there without an account and read all types of quotes from Srila Prabhupada on the importance of “Arsha-prayoga” or strong fidelity to the Acharya, and thus be inspired in your own relationship to Srila Prabhupada.
This weekend marks a momentous most supremely auspicious occasion in the history of the world! Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the USA!
We all have such a debt to His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
“Knowledge of Krsna is such a great gift that it is impossible to repay the benefactor. Therefore Prthu Maharaja requested the Kumaras to be satisfied by their own benevolent activities in delivering souls from the clutches of Maya. The King saw that there was no other way to satisfy them for their exalted activities. The word vinoda-patram can be divided into two words, vina, and uda-patram, or can be understood as one word, vinoda-patram, which means “joker.” A joker’s activities simply arouse laughter, and a person who tries to repay the spiritual master or teacher of the transcendental message of Krsna becomes a laughingstock just like a joker because it is not possible to repay such a debt. The best friend and benefactor of all people is one who awakens humanity to its original Krsna consciousness.”
“It is the duty of the disciple to dedicate his life to the service of the spiritual master.”
(KRSNA Book chapter entitled “Meeting of Lord Krsna with Sudama Brahmana”)
So we must know that we cannot repay our debt to Srila Prabhupada. He left his comfortable life in Sri Vrindavan dhama and sacrificed his life for us foolish rascals and taught us everything. He saved the world with his transcendental books. He came to the land of the Naradhama’s and Melecha’s (although nowadays even in India it is becoming the land of the Naradhama’s and Melecha’s). So Prabhupada understood:
“If one realizes that he is an eternal servant of Krsna but does not preach it, his realization is imperfect.”
“Preaching is the best service to the Lord. The Lord will immediately be extremely satisfied with one who engages in this service of preaching Krsna consciousness. This is confirmed by the Lord Himself in Bhagavad-gita (18.69). Na ca tasman manusyesu kascin me priya-krttamah: “There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.” If one sincerely tries his best to spread Krsna consciousness by preaching the glories of the Lord and His supremacy, even if he is imperfectly educated, he becomes the dearmost servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is bhakti.”
“I am pleased to know that all of you are enthusiastically engaged in distributing our books. In this modern Godless civilization, everyone is greatly suffering due to a lack of real knowledge of Krishna consciousness, and our task is very great and very important. We must deliver this pure science of God to everyone and give them the chance to make their lives successful. So you continue this book distribution program very nicely, and at the same time take advantage of these books yourselves. Not that you just distribute but neglect reading them yourself. Always read them, especially Krsna book. Every time you have a spare moment, you should read. This will help you to advance in Krishna consciousness, and will give you the ability to convince others also.”
(Letter to: Trai – Hawaii 5 May 1972)
So we must with great gratitude and love in our hearts follow his instructions
So we must read and distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books and it is not difficult! Simply you get some books and go door to door, person to person. Or in your daily life at the grocery store when buying veggies, at work, on the bus, or train to someplace just bring a few of Srila Prabhupada’s books and say to the person next to you something like: “excuse me Sir/Miss have you heard of Sanskrit? These are the original writings where yoga and meditation come from. They talk about the mind and consciousness and help with stress… I want you to have one and just give a few dollars to cover the printing cost so we can make more to give them out to more people and make the world a better place. Can you also help out?”
If you cannot do this, just download the pdf files for free from KrishnaPath and email them to your friends and say something like “Hi __________ this is a good book, I think you will like it.” Nowadays everyone can do this from the comfort of their own homes. So this weekend in gratitude to Srila Prabhupada’s coming out of India to save us let's similarly come out of our homes and pay the favor forward to someone else and make others fortunate by distributing some of Srila Prabhupada's books!
We also need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books so whenever we have time let's read! It is so relishable so tasty to read the original books of Prabhupada! We are so fortunate to have them! So take advantage and read as much as possible. Download the audiobooks, lectures, and kirtana’s from the free audio tab on KrishnaPath.org and always be absorbed in reading and hearing Srila Prabhupada! This is our life and soul!
Please always chant:
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ||
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
and be happy!