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Prabhupada Reading His Own Books [original pre-1977 edition]

Entering Srila Prabhupada’s quarters was always an enlightening experience. Sometimes Srila Prabhupada sat and read His books. Whenever He read it seemed as if someone else had written His books because He didn’t read with the mind of an author who might be looking for editing mistakes or grammatical errors. He read them with the relish of a pure devotee reading the pastimes of the Supreme Lord to whom He was completely attached.

One day in Los Angeles I went into His room to perform my duties and He was sitting and reading “Bhagavad Gita As It Is“. After I offered obeisances He looked at me and said, “If you just read this one book and understand, you will become Krishna Conscious in this very life.”

A few months later when I went into His room, He was reading “Nectar of Devotion“. He looked at me and said, “This book is so nice. Just by reading this one book you can become Krishna Conscious.”

Srila Prabhupada teaches us by example. He does everything He asks us to do. He requests us to read His book and He does, too.

– From the Srila Prabhupada Uvaca by HG Srutakirti Dasa

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2 Responses to Prabhupada Reading His Own Books [original pre-1977 edition]

  1. Divakar das says:

    Dandavat pranams, Madhudvisa prabhu.

    Hope that you are doing well.

    I used to order some DVDs from you some years ago, and now want to ask you about something else:

    Few devotees from Serbia have desire to print Bhagavad-gita as it is in Serbian language. Since the edited BBT version is not the option for us, we want to ask you for blessings and instruction how to realize it, and to regulate everything with you regarding copyrights as well.
    First Gita in Yugoslavia was translated and printed in 1980, and it was based on unedited version, but from 1982 on, every further translation was half or fully influenced by edited version. Now local ISKCON members printed it again, so we think that it’s time to do it properly. I asked Syamarani Mataji about her opinion, and she suggested me to address you.

    Thank you in advance for your kind answer.

    Vaisnava sevyabhilas,
    Divakar das


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