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Published on December 14th, 2021 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Prabhupada’s Books are So Wonderful, So Powerful!

Maya is Very Strong

In the material world it’s so easy for us to become overwhelmed by the material energy, maya. This is my personal experience.

For some years I have not been reading Prabhupada’s books regularly but yesterday I picked up and read two small books, Krsna Consciousness — The Topmost Yoga System, only 55 pages, and Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja, a 32 page booklet. I was totally astonished as to how wonderful these books are and realized how much a fool I am for neglecting to regularly read Srila Prabhupada’s books every day. Prabhupada’s books are absolutely fabulous and I have no words to describe how uplifting and inspiring just reading these two small books was for me yesterday.

So, because of my wonderful experience yesterday, I would like to try to encourage you also to share in the blissful spiritual happy feelings that somehow overcome us as we read Prabhupada’s books.

 It is too mystical and I don’t know how to explain it.

Everything is there, Prabhupada is living in his books, all the questions we have, Prabhupada just answers them when we open the pages of his books. I like to read them aloud including the Sanskrit verses, in this way we get to chant and hear and read all at the same time.

So if you do not have all of Prabhupada’s books please get them now:

Click Here to Get Prabhupada’s Books!

Prabhupada’s Books are Wonderful!

Krsna Consciousness — The Topmost Yoga System, a book I have read dozens of times before, still, I can’t explain how fabulous the experience was for me yesterday when I read it again. It was a completely new book and so much clearer and more inspiring than I ever remember it before. Srila Prabhupada’s simple but very deep transcendental words in that one little book woke me up.

It’s a very small book, so there is not much point in me trying to explain it here, it would not be possible for me to do justice to it, but I very very very very strongly recommend you read it for yourself, along with all of Srila Prabhupada’s other books.

Srila Prabhupada wrote his books for us, his followers. And really, if we are trying to follow Srila Prabhupada, we are the ones who can best benefit from his books. Krishna consciousness is a confidential science, it can only be understood by the devotees. Krishna consciousness is a mystery to the materialists. On page 2 Srila Prabhupada says:

“The topmost yoga system was described by Krsna in the Gita to His most intimate friend, Arjuna. In the beginning the Lord said that this system can be practiced only by a person who has developed attachment for it. This Krsna conscious yoga system cannot be practiced by an ordinary man who has no attachment for Krsna, for it is a different system, and the topmost–bhakti-yoga.”

So it is my humble request that you also experiment with reading Srila Prabhupada’s books daily. I know reading Prabhupada’s books fabulous, but I have not read them regularly myself during the past few years. I have been too busy with “service”, it is so easy to get distracted and slip out of the habit of reading Prabhupada’s books every day.

I can’t explain, how much relieved I feel, how much refreshed I feel, how happy I feel, today, just because I read these two small Prabhupada books yesterday. Reading Prabhupada’s books is so enlivening. But it is so easy to get distracted and bewildered by maya.

And we don’t have to worry if we have fallen from the standard. Before yesterday I was fallen from the standard, but today, after just reading these two little Prabhupada books, Krsna Consciousness — The Topmost Yoga System and Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja, I feel so much more enlivened. Just by reading these little books…

So my realization is, no matter what situation we find ourselves in, we don’t have to worry, just chant Hare Krishna and read Prabhupada’s books and we will be saved.

So my humble request is please get all of Srila Prabhupada’s books AND READ THEM. That will totally transform our lives. And it is the simple we can revive our original Krishna consciousness. Simply by read Prabhupada’s books and putting the instructions Prabhupada gives us as we read into practice in our lives.

You can get Srila Prabhupada’s books by clicking:

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Get all of Prabhupada’s books, every single one of them. AND READ THEM ALL!!

It is my personal experience, no matter how fallen we might have become, reading Prabhupada’s books and chanting Hare Krishna will very quickly wake us up and save us for the grips of maya.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Your servant

Madhudvisa dasa

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!

10 Responses to Prabhupada’s Books are So Wonderful, So Powerful!

  1. Madhava says:

    Don’t see any contact info on this website so I’m just posting here. Trying to post Prabhupada quotes online but when I copy text from the Folio/Vedabase the text & diacritics are all jumbled. How to get text & diacritics to properly display like is there on ? I read something about Unicode fonts but not sure how it works. If I have quotes that are already compiled from the Vedabase will it be possible to use that same text from the MS Word file & get it to properly display online ?

  2. Karanodakasayi Visnu Dasa Adhikari says:

    I totally agree with you, Prabhu. I would like to give all of Srila Prabhupada’s original books to all 192 Heads of state. Just on Wednesday 15th December 2021, I went to Chatham House in London and attended a Christmas party there and networked with a large number of diplomats from different countries. I gave one a copy of our pocket size Bhagavad-gita to give to the President of Taiwan. He said he would pass it onto her through the Taipei Office in London. I gave another diplomat a copy of my book to pass onto the Prime Minister of Greece. In that way, I want to get all of Srila Prabhupada’s books out to all the Heads of state. So please help me, Prabhu.

    • Prabhu we have printed all of Prabhupada’s original books, so in that way we are helping you.

      Soon we will have all the stock in the UK also.

      So you will be able to purchase at very reasonable prices with low shipping cost.

      And what use is it in giving a pocket gita? That is a hopeless book. Do you think anyone will really read a tiny book like that on ridiculously thin paper? It maybe OK for some devotee who wants to keep it in his pocket for reference, but not for distributing to some official head of state, etc.

      Anyhow you can see the books available at:

      We don’t have much stock in UK at the moment, hopefully in a few months the situation will be better.

  3. Garry Russell-Smith says:

    Dear Madhudvisa Dasa,

    I just wanted to acknowledge your encouraging words regarding Srila Prabhupada’s books, and for sharing your humanness in relation to “news” and Maya. I am truly grateful for your work in the world, perhaps especially now during the current global nightmare. Your realizations have helped me re-realize the truth of what you say, and I noticed inwardly a diminishment of anxiety over what is, apparently. In other words, perhaps like many others, I found strength in what you said. It is certainly true that we all need something better to think about, or better said, something SUPERIOR to think about. Reading Srila Prabhupada’s words are always insightful, and right now more comforting than possibly previously imagined. I don’t have all of Srila Prabhupada’s books, but I have a lot of them. Thank you, Madhudvisa, for the reminder of their goodness and potency. Blessings to you and all your loved ones, Garry.

  4. Vanjula Badri says:

    Love this article! I completely agree and resonate with every single word. Srila Prabhupada’s books are definitely transcendental. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

  5. Petteri says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu, thanks for posting. Need to have the original unrevised books!

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