Published on March 14th, 2017 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Hearing from Srila Prabhupada is Essential

This hearing process is very important. Lord Caitanya, who preached Krishna consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing because if the common man simply hears from authoritative sources, he can progress, especially, according to Lord Caitanya, if he hears the transcendental vibration Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

It is stated, therefore, that all men should take advantage of hearing from realized souls and gradually become able to understand everything. The worship of the Supreme Lord will then undoubtedly take place.

Lord Caitanya has said that in this age no one needs to change his position, but one should give up the endeavor to understand the Absolute Truth by speculative reasoning. One should learn to become the servant of those who are in knowledge of the Supreme Lord.

If one is fortunate enough to take shelter of a pure devotee, hear from him about self-realization and follow in his footsteps, he will be gradually elevated to the position of a pure devotee. In this verse particularly the process of hearing is strongly recommended, and this is very appropriate.

Although the common man is often not as capable as so-called philosophers, faithful hearing from an authoritative person will help one transcend this material existence and go back to Godhead, back to home. (http://prabhupadabooks.com/bg/13/26)

To make it easy for you to hear from Srila Prabhupada, a pure devotee of Krishna, we have released USB sticks containing the complete collection of Prabhupada Kirtans, Bhajans and purports and his complete collection of Classes, Conversations, Morning Walks, Press Conferences, Interviews, etc.

Srila Prabhupada so much stressed on the importance of hearing, he was very careful to make sure all his classes and conversations were recorded. So please get these supremely valuable recordings of the transcendtal nectar coming from the lips of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and hear from Srila Prabhupada and become a pure devotee of Krishna yourself.



About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

11 Responses to Hearing from Srila Prabhupada is Essential

  1. SuryaRavi says:

    Hare krishna Madhudvisa dasa,I need U to explain me about the potency of hearing higher quality mp3 of srila prabhupad.Srila prabhupads Full spiritual potency is there in his original as it is audio quality,but if we edit it to higher quality, what potency does it have ?

  2. Vinod says:

    Hare Krsna!
    Link to Krishnastore is broken. I think the whole site is down.

  3. Jaya Jagannath Das says:

    Madhudvisa dasa @ can you kindly send that post in which one of our preacher meet one lady on street who said to him something about vivekananda. that these american girls were after him and when he returned back to india he was broken man.

    i want to read that post again. can you kindly give post that post again ? that post was in preaching section.

  4. christof says:

    the shop is out of order why?

  5. Hare Krishna. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    Thanks for your nice articles. I am very love to read your articles.
    Can you tell me the difference hearing and reading of Srila Prabhupada’s books and lectures. I am love to reading. It’s more favorable for me.
    Can you tell me advice.

    • Hare Krishna Balabhadra Prabhu

      Hearing is using the ears, reading is just in the mind. But if you read aloud you are hearing, chanting and engaging your mind in the subject matter also. So the best thing is to read Srila Prabhupada’s books aloud, chant all the Sanskrit mantras in them aloud and hear them. You will find you get a lot more out of Srila Prabhupada’s books if you read them aloud like this so you can read, hear and chant all at the same time.

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