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:
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.
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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!