07 Dec Christmas Marathon Message
HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s message to all ISKCON members on the 2017 Book Distribution Marathon during Christmas.
“Real enjoyment is receiving Krishna consciousness … Give it now to others so that they may also benefit!”
Please find the video below to hear the lecture :-
Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon Message :- His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja
Hare Krsna, So, you all are getting excited about this opportunity to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada’s books are very, very important. This world is suffering, this world is going through a very critical condition and although many, many people are coming many so-called leaders are coming and giving different ideas and different hopes but we know that none of them will be able to solve the problems of this world. The only thing that can solve the problem of this world is Krsna Consciousness and Krsna Consciousness is founded on the Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada’s books therefore, are the key to the solution to the problems of this world.So, please take this opportunity to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books. The other day I was talking to one devotee about the importance of Srila Prabhupada’s books and I just pointed out to him that these books are actually carrying the message of the spiritual world. When we give out these books, people are actually getting an opportunity to perceive, to see the spiritual world. So, let them see what the spiritual world is like. Let them see, how to go back to the spiritual world and let them recognize, the importance of going back to the spiritual world and the benefit of going back to the spiritual world. So, when we are giving these books to them we are actually opening the gate of the spiritual sky to them. That is why Srila Prabhupada was so concerned about distribution of his books. Srila Prabhupada used to stay up through the nights, Prabhupada used to sleep only for two-to-three hours at night and use the rest of his time to translate his books. To dictate the words of the previous acaryas the words of the Vedas in the most palatable way the most sublime way and the simplest way so that anybody can understand the simple fact that beyond this material nature is the spiritual reality, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead is at the center of that reality and we all came from the spiritual sky.So, this is a wonderful opportunity when the whole world is vibrant, when the whole world is rejoicing this occasion of Christmas and New Year. Like, let us take this opportunity to give them, show them the way how to really enjoy and that real enjoyment is in receiving Krsna Consciousness and accepting Krsna Consciousness and practicing Krsna Consciousness in order to become qualified to go back to the spiritual world. You all are very, very sincere devotees you all have accepted Krsna Consciousness whole heartedly and now please give it out to others so that they can also benefit. Just consider had you not have got Srila Prabhupada’s books could you become a devotee? At least, I can say with all sincerity I couldn’t become a devotee if I didn’t receive Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada’s books gave me the words that gave me the knowledge about another reality and that’s why today I am here. And that’s why I can say with all sincerity that today I feel that my life has become successful because I have found this way. For last 40 years I have been practicing this process and never there was a moment when I felt that there is a mistake, rather every moment I felt that this was the ultimate perfection of my existence. So, I am sure you all are also feeling the same way that Krsna Consciousness gave you the ultimate perfection. And now give this opportunity to everybody else also, to fulfill the existence of their life fulfill the purpose of their existence and become Krsna conscious.Thank you all very much and I wish you all the best, happy book distribution marathon.
Gaura Premanande Hari Hari Bol!