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Inspirational Quotes on Book Distribution.

Inspirational quotes on the importance of book distribution from the conversations, lectures and writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

In 1965, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada arrived in America. He had bravely left India at the age sixty-nine to translate and distribute Indi,s wisdom texts in the West. He departed this world twelve years later, and in that short period managed the astonishing feat of writing more than fifty volumes of translation and commentary. It was a remakable achievement that has led to the establisment of more than three hundred centers for Krishna Consciousness around the world.

- Now I am trying for printing arrangement and this book also can be nicely printed provided you take charge of distribution. I am very much anxious for sale of my books. It has to be organized; please think over this matter. If the books are not properly sold how can I print so many books?
[Letter to Kirtanananda, 27 April 1967]

"So this press propaganda, this literary propaganda, is required because it is not sentiment. Krishna consciousness is not sentiment. It is not that some sentimental people have gathered here and dancing and chanting. No. There is background. There is philosophical background. There is theological understanding. It is not blind or sentimental."
June 11, 1969

"You are trying for the new temple, but our main business is sankirtan and distribution of literature. If Krishna gives us a better place, that is all right. Otherwise, we can remain at any place never mind hell or heaven; but we shall be only very cautious about propagating our sankirtan movement."
Letter to Madhudivisa, March 26, 1970

Distribution of books and magazines is our most important activity. Without books, our preaching has no solid basis.
Letter to Cyavana, 26 December 1971

"Yes, my order still stands. Please organize BTG distribution and do it nicely. Sankirtana Party and distribution of our magazines and books is our real program. Other things are secondary. So during the summer time you should utilize this program of Sankirtan and book distribtuion vigorously. "
Letter to Satsvarupa, 21, June 1971

If you simply push on this one activity of distributing my books, your all success will be there. I have hatched this “transcendental plot” for getting money by selling my books, and if we stick only to this plan and use our brain for selling books, there will easily be sufficient money.
Letter to Lalita Kumar, 15 November 1971

"Whenever I get report of my book selling I feel strength. Even now in this weakened condition I have got strength from your report. You should know that in this work you have Krishna's blessings"
Letter to Satsvarupa, September 8, 1974.

Our book distribution program is most important work. Anyone reading our KRSNA book, TLC, NOD, and Bhagavad-gita As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna Conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program, either through schools, colleges, libraries, life membership or ordinary sales.
Letter to Jananivasa, 5 March 1971

“In this way, one may constantly be engaged in various activities, and the hard labor involved is certainly an austerity. Similarly, the hard labor involved in preaching, preparing literature, preaching to atheistic men and distributing literature door to door is of course and austerity. By such austerity in devotional service, one is purified of material existence. Indeed, such austerity leads one to the constitutional position of devotional service. In this way one can give up material desires, and as soon as one is freed from material desires, he is free from the repetition of birth and death, old age and disease”.
SB 9.4.26

"So kindly help me. This is my request. Print as many books in as many languages and distribute throughout the whole world. Then the Krishna consciousness movement will automatically increase." Arrival address, Los
Angeles, June 20, 1975

Our book distribution program is most important work. Anyone reading our KRSNA book, TLC, NOD, and Bhagavad-gita As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna Conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program, either through schools, colleges, libraries, life membership or ordinary sales.
Letter to Jananivasa, 5 March 1971

I especially want that my books and literatures should be distributed profusely, but so far I understand this is not being done very perfectly. So I want that you all my students shall very vigorously try for this book distribution. Do not hesitate to use your American and European brains to increase, that is Krishna's special gift to you, now use it. Any activity which will please Krishna should be accepted favorably, this is our guiding principle.
Letter to: Kirtiraja -- Vrindaban, 27 November, 1971

"The main thing is the distribute books more and more."
Letter to Balavanta, October 4, 1976

"There is no other literatures like ours in the world, and this information, "Here is God, just see Him," this clear understanding of God is not available anywhere else but from our books."
Monday, April 3, 1972 Sydney, Letter to Bali-Mardana

"I think our books will never keep us in a poverty-stricken condition. This is the blessings of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada. He is very pleased that you are distributing so many books."
Letter to Bhagavan, November 14, 1975

"Please continue your program in the universities. They are the best places for propagation of our philosophy and the students are very eager for this crucial information. They are not aware of the futility of material education, which gives a paper degree only, because it is a common observation that the graduates are unable to find good employment and the students are becoming hippies, etc. So they are wanting something good and that best thing is Krishna consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada Letter, January 10th, 1971

You propose to induce the American people to surrender to Lord Caitanya by expansion of book distribution, that is wanted. When you come to that, that is success. Then you can take charge of the government. And, as soon as in America the Krsna conscious boys are in power the whole world will be changed.
Bombay 20 December, 1976

"As soon as I see such increased book distribution figures, I take that to mean that all other programs are successful."
Letter to Jagadisa, January 5, 1973

"So I'm insisting you about this distribution of the books. That is a service. If you can do some pushing on these books some way or other, you get profit; at the same time it is service."
Srila Prabhupada, 6 July 1977

"I want that every respectable person has a full set of Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta in his home"
(Srila Prabhupada, 24 Jan 1977, Letter to Drdhavrata)

"Please also try to introduce our books in the colleges and schools as well as local libraries. I have received word from other centers that our literatures are very well received and often they are being used as course textbooks in the schools and colleges. You are already preaching on the university campuses, so you add this book distribution to your program and make it complete with preaching, chanting of Hare Krsna Mahamantra, distribution of Prasadam and literatures. I know how well this program is received by the students because they are very intelligent. You are also very intelligent boy and devotee of Krsna and Krsna will give you even more intelligence in proportion to your endeavor to serve Him faithfully."
Letter to Nayanabhirama, October 26, 1970

"My Guru Maharaja used to say "don't worry about money, Do something nice for Krishna and money will come.'' So we should always be thinking how to distribute the message of Krishna and surely He will give us facility. Even an ordinary man if he wants publicity then he gives so much money for the propaganda work. Similarly Krishna is not poor. He can supply any amount for the devotees who are engaged in broadcasting His glories."
Letter to Karandhara, November 30, 1970

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare