Published on July 12th, 2005 | by Madhudvisa dasa0
Associate Personally with Srila Prabhupada with MP3 Audio
We develop the qualities of the people we associate with. Therefore if we associate with a pure devotee of Krishna, that will help us to also become pure devotees of Krishna. This is the secret to advancement in spiritual life.
Modern technology has enabled us to very easily associate with Srila Prabhupada by giving us easy access to his audio recordings.
The new Prabhupada 24 disk MP3 set provides an amazing improvement in audio quality over anything released before and includes hundreds of Prabhupada classes, morning walks, conversations not available on the previous version plus 9 new audio CDs full of unreleased Prabhupada kirtans, bhajans and purports (in MP3 format). This is truly a revolution in hearing from Srila Prabhupada.
You can order the new set at:
If you already own the old Prabhupada MP3 set and are wondering if you really need the new set if you understand a little history of how the old MP3 set was produced you will see why you need the new set.
The old MP3 set was produced by devotees in Europe many years ago. The technology was not so advanced therefore the quality of the MP3 files they produced was low. It was not an official Bhaktivedanta Archives production so they did not have access to the Bhaktivedanta Tape Ministry master tapes. All they had to work from was an incomplete set of poor quality Prabhupada lecture cassette tapes that had been copied onto 60 minute tapes. Many of the master tapes are longer than 60 minutes, as a result the first Prabhupada MP3 set has many classes cut off before they finish, and the audio quality is very poor compared to what we have been able to achieve by using the original master tapes and today’s technology, and there are hundreds of missing recordings.
The European devotees who produced the old set performed a great service to Srila Prabhupada and the devotees by making Prabhupada available in the MP3 format and the old Prabhupada MP3 set has inspired so many devotees and has been of great value.
About 18 months ago I decided to seriously and systematically listen to all the Prabhupada audio recordings from the old MP3 set. However I became frustrated by the poor quality audio and the many classes that are cut off before they end and many other strange problems in the recordings. I knew it was possible to produce much better MP3 files from the master tapes. I presented this idea to Ekanatha Prabhu at Bhaktivedanta Archives and he agreed to make the master tapes available. So after almost a year of full time work on the project and with the help of Nara Narayana Prabhu, Kuvalesaya Prabhu, Bhakten Stephenie Winn and Nrsimhananda Prabhu the project is now finally completed.
For the last few months I have been listening to the new Prabhupada MP3 set and it is really wonderful. It is so much better than the old set. It is much better even than listening to the best of the cassette tape recordings on the best equipment.
This new set has really provided us with access to the Prabhupada recordings in the best quality that has ever been possible.
Personally I get so much inspiration by hearing from Srila Prabhupada. It is a very important part of my life, and I am sure if you do not already do it, if you also add hearing something from Srila Prabhupada every day to your schedule you will see an amazing change in your consciousness for the better.
Hearing from Prabhupada just blows away maya. He is so pure, so powerful and so merciful. This new MP3 set is the closest experience ever to actually sitting in a class given by Srila Prabhupada or going with him on a morning walk.
So even if you do have the old Prabhupada MP3 set you most certainly need this new set. As well as getting hundreds of extra recordings that are not included on the old set and the equivalent of 9 new music CDs the quality of the recordings has been improved so much.
And above all this because of the pricing error you can get the new set for only $65 today. We have to correct the price to $99 on July 1st so this is a never to be repeated chance for you to get the new Prabhupada MP3 set for such a low price.
To place your order please go to:
PS: Even if you have already ordered the new set you may like to purchase a second set as a gift for a friend.
Hope you are well. Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!