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Reading Prabhupada’s Books is So Important

Prabhupada LibrarySrila Prabhupada’s main mission was the printing and distribution of his transcendental books. This was the order given to him by his spiritual master Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur and Srila Prabhupada took this order, “If you get money print books,” as his life and soul.

Srila Prabhupada would take rest at around 10:00 PM and rise at about midnight and in the early morning hours every day he would write his transcendental books. He worked so hard to write these books for our benefit.

He replied to a disciple who was asking him “How can I please you?”

“You may please me the most by reading my books and following the instructions therein.”

I know these days many devotees have Srila Prabhupada’s books on their computers. But personally I find a very great attraction to the real printed books with the beautiful color covers and color paintings of Krishna. It is nice to have the real book, to turn the pages, to keep it with you…

Personally I am very, very attached to reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. I can take any one of his books and read it and keep reading it for hours and the longer I read the happier I feel. This is my real practical experience. And it is so much nicer to read the “real” books then to try and read on a computer.

So I want to make Prabhupada’s books easily available for everyone to read. I know it can be difficult and expensive to get Srila Prabhupada’s books so we have put together sixteen very important books as a package and for a short time I can send them to you for a very low price.

We am calling this set of Srila Prabhupada’s books the “Prabhupada Library” and it includes:

If you were to get all these books at the already very low prices the cost would be around $115. But for a short time I can send you all these books for only $49. This is a huge saving and they are truly wonderful books. All original pre-1978 editions, all very first-class printing and paper quality.

I know you are aware of the potency of Srila Prabhupada’s books and this is a great opportunity to get  a wonderful collection for your own benefit or for distributing to friends and people you meet who are interested in Krishna consciousness.

You may have some of the books already, but please do not let that discourage you from getting these books. The greatest gift you can give is transcendental knowledge and the easiest way to pass this knowledge on to someone else is to give them one of Prabhupada’s books. They will be eternally grateful to you for it and by distributing this book you will have pleased Srila Prabhupada and Krishna greatly and that will help you advance in spiritual life also.

This package of books weighs 5 Kg (11 lbs), and we have been able to arrange amazingly low shipping prices to anywhere in the world for this. For a short time we are only charging $14.95 to send all of these books to anywhere in the world. This is possible because one great soul is subsidizing the shipping costs. Actually to send these books internationally we have to pay the Post Office almost $50, but you will only pay $14.95, and in the US even less. So please order quickly because I do not know how long we can continue this impossibly low shipping price.

Therefore I am requesting you to please take this chance to get first-class editions of Srila Prabhupada’s original books at a fraction of the price you would normally have to pay for them.

I am making this offer because I know how much I have personally benefited from reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Prabhupada has saved my life and it is all due to his books–they are so powerful. So I want you to be able to experience the same happiness and enlightenment by reading Prabhupada’s books for yourself and also share the happiness with others. You can understand we are not making any profit on this… It is our attempt to do something for Srila Prabhupada so please take advantage of this.

Even just having the books in your house creates an auspicious spiritual atmosphere.

So for more information and to place your order please go to:

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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21 Responses to Reading Prabhupada’s Books is So Important

  1. Aman says:

    Hare Krishna!
    Srila Prabhupada’s books are amazing! Although Maya tells me that knowledge is in many other books, the fact is that Srila Prabhupada’s books are full of unlimited knowledge. One only needs to keep reading them persistently if mind tells otherwise. I realized this and so sharing for all. Jai Prabhupada!

  2. Dhira Govinda Dasa says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu
    Please accept my humble obeisances prabhu,
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupad..

    Dear Prabhu,
    Somehow these days my SP book reading has drastically come down, and my authorities are definitely not happy with me…

    Can you plz inspire me..

    I was reading SP books earlier, as days are passing on, I’m becoming lazy..

    I just thought to mail u..
    And seek blessings, because by the blessings of Great Vaishnavas like yourself, I can also read Sp books fully and get immensely benefitted.. And can become instrumental to give the same to many others..
    Somehow if I please my spiritual master Srila prabhupad my life is done..
    Please help me in this regard..

    Thanking you..

    Your fallen servant

    • Hare Krishna Dhira Govinda Prabhu

      Everything has to be done together. So please make sure you are chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, that you are strictly following the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and then you will have a taste for reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Also we have to avoid association with non-devotees as much as possible, that will cause us to loose our taste for Krishna consciousness.

      It is not very surprising that sometimes we do not have any taste for Krishna consciousness. That is why it is called saddhana bhakti. It means we have to follow the process on the order of the spiritual master even if we do not feel like doing it. That determination we have to get, otherwise we will not be able to advance in Krishna consciousness.

      So we have to follow the regulative principles even when we feel like breaking them, we have to chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, even when we don’t feel like chanting at all, and we need to read Prabhupada’s books even if we have no interest in them.

      This is the medicine to cure the material disease, chanting and hearing. And a diseased person does not have any taste for the medicine that will cure his disease. The example Srila Prabhupada gives is a man who is suffering from Jaundice. This disease causes a person to be unable to taste sweet things, to him, in his diseased condition, sweet things seem bitter and he does not like to accept them. But for a Jaundice patient taking sweet things is the cure. So even though he has no taste for it, he does not like to eat it, he has to force himself to take the sweet things, because this is the medicine that will cure his disease. And once his disease is cured his proper taste comes back and he can again appreciate the sweet tastes.

      So we are infected with the material disease and because of our diseased condition we have no taste for chanting Hare Krishna and reading Prabhupada’s books. But chanting Hare Krishna and reading Prabhupada’s books is the cure for the material disease. So we have to force ourselves to read and chant and our disease will be gradually cured and our taste for Krishna consciousness will develop.

      Also it is much more effective if we read Srila Prabhupada’s books aloud. So try that. Try to read aloud.

      And also remember that Prabhupada’s books are practical instructions that we are supposed to put into practice in our lives. So many times as we are reading Prabhupada is giving us instructions. We have to hear these instructions from Srila Prabhupada and follow them, implement these things in our day-to-day lives.

      Krishna consciousness means we will be changing. Not that we chant Hare Krishna and read Prabhupada’s books and remain the same. No. We have to be transformed. And we have to allow that transformation to take place. We have to surrender.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. Hrishikesh says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu
    Please accept my humble obeisances.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    The menu and index option is not working in the mobile version of When I click on it nothing is displayed.

    • Hare Krishna Hrishikesh Prabhu

      Thank you very much for letting me know about this problem. It happened because we changed to https: and that bit was not changed in the mobile store.

      So it should be fixed now, you may have to clear the cache in your browser for it to be fixed for you.

      If you are still having any problem with it or see any other problems or have suggestions for improvements on please let me know.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Carolyn Keene says:

        In Caitanya Caritamrta section, if you click on “adi” all the volumes are shown as adi 1 , adi 2 ..and so on… till adi 17. The same happens if you click on “Madhya” or “antya”.

        The same thing happens if you click on each canto of “Srimad Bhagvatam”

  4. Rukmini says:

    I was wondering why not include Adi 1 of caitanya caritamrta and SB1.1 in the above list of books( first volume of both Srimad Bhagvatam and Caitanya Caritamrta) so that people would get a taste of it and would want to continue reading further… So maybe, being inspired reading the book, and being eager to read ahead (we being cruel, not having given them the other volumes), they might be inspired to buy the entire Caitanya Caritamrta and Srimad Bhagvatam set too…? Just a humble suggestion…

  5. Marcel says:

    Hari bol Prabhu.
    Please accept my humble obeisances.
    I wanted to ask you if the offer will still be valid in a week ?
    Hare Krsna

  6. Prashant Maheshwari says:

    Hare krishna prabhu
    I want to know about the role the beads play in chanting the hare Krishna mahamantra.
    Even srila Prabhupada orders everyone to chant on their beads.

    • Hare Krishna Prashant

      The beads are a counting mechanism. It is essential that we chant the Hare Krishna mantra with numerical strength. So it means we have to be able to keep an accurate count of the number of times we have chanted Hare Krishna mantra. So we vow to chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day. Therefore we need a mechanism to verify that we are actually chanting the mantra at least 108 x 16 times every day. So that is why we chant on beads. To count the number of times we are chanting Hare Krishna and to verify that we are fulfilling the vow we make to Srila Prabhupada to chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra ever day.

      The point is to chant at least 16 rounds and the beads are to count the number of times we chant an verify that we are not breaking this most essential vow.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  7. Vishvesh oswal says:

    Hare krishna prabhuji ,
    Please make this combo available on so we can also get benefit of this amazing discount . Haribol

    • Hare Krishna Vishvesh

      Yes. It is a good idea. Right now we do not have all the books in stock in India but we are working on that and will hopefully be able to do it in the coming months.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  8. Gaurasundara Das says:

    Hare Krishna
    Madhudvisa Prabhu.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    Please accept my humble obeisances.

    Forgive my poor English. For me it is an honour the exchange with such a personality like you. The present letter is to send you an affective greeting to you and your relatives.

    It seems to me that you are concerned about devotees who usually today read the books of Srila Prabhupada on line and don’t like to read the books in its natural form. But when I preach to the people, because of the lack of books in Spanish here in Venezuela, I say them: “You can read the books of Srila Prabhupada via internet, download photos, audio books, music and videos of Srila Prabhupada on line, then they reply: “I don’t understand anything about foot ball.”

    Today with 7 billions of people in the world, statistically the people with access to a PC or the web; is extremely low, some are talking about the one to ten per cent of the population. Even the amount of devotees doing comments on the web is reduced. I can see that you have a lot of web pages to sell the books of Srila Prabhupada some thing that is laudable and only Krishna and you know how this kind of sankirtan goes. I want to recommend you that there are companies engaged in the distribution of news papers, books and magazines to the books stores and news papers stores, and they are always looking for a new book to sell or distribute. You can go where they are and try look. I say that because of your good prices.

    Well prabhu, talking about every thing like the crazies, just when I joint to the temple of Iskcon in 1981 and I could see the movement within, was for me discouraging in the more to see some 6 or more sannyasis in the temple doing almost nothing, without any sadhana and the pastime of they was to play chess, or to practice martial arts, with servants for the washing of their clothes, for the serving of their foods and washing of their saucers. They was experts in stolen the mahaprasadam, between others. It because the fermentation of the institution. Then I commented to the devotees: “Sannyasa is a state of consciousness; what we need here is a big erase and to do a new account.” Then a few days later when I was on streets selling the books of Srila Prabhupada, I meet a group of devotees and they said to me: “Hare Krishna Prabhu, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!” My answer was: “I don’t know too much about this.” And they replied: “You are doing the top most elevated activity” I said: “This is the only thing what I know.”

    Today I am living here in Margarita Island with my two sons Nitay (18) and Gopal (16) they are very enthusiastic with KC, they are chanting 16 rounds following all the regs also, and reading the books until high hours in the night. We are printing some triplets to preach and trying to open a preaching centre here.

    Forgive me if I am wasting your time or if there is an offence from my part.

    Hope you are in good health.

    Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.


    Gaurasundara Dasa.

    • Hare Krishna Gaurasundara Prabhu

      Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

      Great to hear from you Prabhu and I am very happy to hear about your preaching center there and that your two sons are very enthusiastic about reading Srila Prabhupada’s books and helping to spread the message of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya!

      You are doing the right thing Prabhu. We just have to take the preaching work in our own hands and go out and do it. The process is not difficult. Chanting Hare Krishna, distributing Prabhupada’s books and distributing prasadam. And if we are following ourselves strictly the regulative principles and chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily then our preaching will be effective and people will be attracted to Lord Caitanya’s movement.

      What has happened with ISKCON is a great pity. But ultimately we have to move on and do something practical ourselves. With the book distribution the thing is the people are always looking for mundane news and stories about sense gratification. So there is always a good demand for newspapers and novels about sex and books about technology. But they people are not interested in books about spiritual life and God. There is not really any actual demand for these books so if we put them in the book stores they will really not sell very much. Because no one is going there wanting books that tell them to give up sense gratification and surrender to Krishna.

      The way these books are sold is by devotees like yourself and your sons standing on the streets and talking to people and inspiring them about Krishna consciousness and getting them to take the books. So really we have to reestablish Srila Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna movement and preach and attract new devotees again and send them out on book distribution…

      We are distributing some books on the internet but that is very, very tiny in comparison to what could be distributed by groups of sincere book distributors going out all over the world… And as you say most people are not on the internet…

      So you have started printing some small things there, you can increase the printing with the money you collect from distributing the small booklets and print bigger books. That is the way it works. Srila Prabhupada started with the small BTG magazines and distributed the and collected some funds and then printed bigger books…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Your servant

      Madhudvisa dasa

      Chant Hare

  9. Garima says:

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,

    Till when is this offer valid?

    Your servant,

  10. Garima says:

    Hare Krsna Madhudvisa Prabhuji,

    Please i want to know till when is this offer valid? I am a devotee in Nigeria but i will soon be going for further studies in London. My family members are nondevotees but i am very much interested in Krishna Consciousness. As you wrote that you prefer to read Srila Prabhupada’s books than to read on the computer, i also agree with you. I have some of his books in my computer but i hardly read them because i find it uncomfortable sitting in front of the computer reading for long but if you have the book physically you can read it at any time you like. I have some of his books with me but i need more. When i will go to London next month i would have the opportunity to pay. Please explain to me how i can make the payment online because i am new to all these things.

    Your servant,

    • Hare Krishna Garima

      It is nice to hear from you Prabhu.

      Yes. It is very important to have the real physical books. Otherwise as you say they just sit in your computer and you don’t read them. There is nothing like a real physical book with a bookmark in it that you can carry around with you!

      We will still have the special deal running for at least a month so you will be able to get them when you go to London at:

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      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!

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