Published on November 15th, 2022 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Srila Prabhupada’s Original Krsna Book Now On-Line

O Lord Krsna, please protect Me and maintain Me. O Lord Rama, descendant of King Raghu, please protect Me. O Krsna, O Kesava, killer of the Kesi demon, please maintain Me.

Krsna Book Cover

We have the great pleasure of announcing Srila Prabhupada’s original Krsna Book is now available for reading on the internet at

You can also get a real physical printed book at

Reading Krsna Book is very important and we simply present a few quotes from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the necessity and great spiritual benefits of reading Krsna Book.

Prabhupada: Yes. If you read Krsna book and if you believe, then you see Krsna. He’s not different from the book. (N98:760427CC.AUC)

Prabhupada: Krsna book is written in such a way that everyone can read. But the scheme is like that. To understand Krsna, one has to go through this… The idea is that Krsna book should be read. (721104SB.VRN Lectures)

Read Krsna book regularly. Why these books are written? Only for selling? Taking statistics, “How many books you have sold?” You learn, read. Always read, twenty-four hours. As soon as you get time, read. I do that. I do that. Reading, writing, or chanting. But when there is no other way, you sleep little. Not to enjoy sleep, but because it is not possible to continue, all right, sleep one hour, two hours, three hours, four hours, five hours. Not more than that. Not that I am sleeping, enjoying life, up to eight o’clock, twelve o’clock. (720423SB.TOK Lectures)

Even if you hear yourself, you read books, you will save your life. If you simply read Krsna book or Bhagavad-gita or Teachings of Lord Caitanya, then you know the… As long as you are reading, the sun is unable to take your life. It is not possible for the sun to take your life. (720612SB.LA Lectures)

Another process is, save time, if you chant Hare Krsna mantra, then the time is not lost. Time is not lost. Hare Krsna mantra, read book, Krsna book. Any moment, any time you spend for thinking of Krsna, working for Krsna, chanting for Krsna, eating for Krsna, dancing for Krsna, that time is saved. That time is saved. Therefore it is recommended, harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam, kalau nasty eva nasty eva… Otherwise, by yoga process, it is not… How many men can actually practice yoga? It is all farce. This is possible. Even a child can take part, Hare Krsna mantra. (740120SB.HAW Lectures)

If you actually want to become free from the contamination of this material world, then you should always be engaged in chanting, sankirtanam. Not only the holy name, but reading the Krsna book, The Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Caitanya. If you feel tired chanting, you read these books.

Sometimes there is psychology, transfer. You are reading some book, you want to read another book. So we have got so many books. If you feel tired this book, then transfer your attention to another book, or another book, or chant. Find out. Simply, not to waste a single moment. Kirtaniyah sada harih. Caitanya Mahaprabhu says sada. Sada means always. So we have got materials for engaging ourself always in Krsna consciousness. Not that we have got only this one item.

No. We have got so many items. That is also accepted. (710214SB.GOR Lectures)

It is so nice. Because you will understand Krsna, what is Krsna, and here it is said, janma karma ca me divyam ye janati tattvatah. It is explained. The people who are reading Krsna book very seriously, and tries to understand Krsna, he will understand. Krsna is very kind. As soon as he begins reading Krsna book with a little faith and adherence, Krsna will be very much pleased. Srnvatam sva-kathah krsnah punya-sravana-kirtanah. As soon as Krsna is within your heart so when you read Bhagavad-gita or Krsna book with little seriousness, then Krsna understands, “Now he is serious to understand me.” He’s with the…. You haven’t got to search out Krsna, He’s already within you. Simply you have to become little serious. “Krsna, kindly give me knowledge so that I can understand.” Buddhi-yogam dadami tam. If you are serious devotee, if you are in love with Krsna, tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam. If you are engaged in His worshiping, in chanting, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru. If you simply follow these four principles, simply thinking of Krsna, simply, always, sa vai manah krsna-padaravindayoh. Simply meditate. This is meditation. (740329BG.BOM Lectures)

Our Krsna consciousness movement is the same: it is simply questioning about Krsna and hearing the answer. It is loka-mangalam. Anywhere this vibration will go on, there will be all auspicity. Loka-mangalam. Krsna-samprasno yenatma suprasidati. Another feature is Krsna is all-attractive; therefore, talks about Him is also attractive. In our Krsna book there are so many topics about Krsna, janma karma me divyam, about His birth, about His transference from real father’s house to another foster father, then the attack by the demons upon Krsna, Kamsa. All these activities, if we simply study and hear the krsna-samprasnah, then we are liberated. Without any doubt, our liberation is guaranteed. Simply by hearing about Krsna. (720717SB.EDI Lectures)

Krsna is killing so many demons, Krsna is dancing with gopis, Krsna is playing with His cowherd boys, Krsna is going there, this is lila, smaranam. The Krsna book reading means remembering all these activities of Krsna. Simply go on reading Krsna book, repeat it, you are in the perfect stage of transcendental position. Simply read our Nectar of Devotion.

Lila, atulyan. Nisamya karmani gunan atulyan, viryani lila-tanubhih krtani, yadatiharsotpulakasru-gadgadam. Pulakasru, in ecstasy. Pulaka is trembling and faltering voice and tears coming down, perspiring, these are (called) asta-sattvika-vikara. Protkantha udgayati rauti nrtyati. ( Lectures)

Even a respectable person, ordinary person, a big man or a rich man or a king comes, we become so much respectful. And what about Krsna when He’s present as arca-murti or as the holy name? These are the realization point of view: Krsna, His name, His form, His quality, His pastimes. When you hear about Krsna, that is also Krsna. Actually, when you are reading Krsna book, Krsna is fighting with demons, that is also His pastime. So Krsna is present. So you should be very attentive and worship this hearing. Unless we come to this point, there is lack of realization what is Krsna. (710216LE.GOR Lectures)

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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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!

15 Responses to Srila Prabhupada’s Original Krsna Book Now On-Line

  1. Sahana says:

    “Life comes from Life” is not a book completely having philosophy like other Srila Prabhupada’s books. It only has debates. But is it equally good for book distribution? Is it as powerful and potential as other SP books? Srila Prabhupada will take charge of the people who read that book too, right?

    …And if I am not wrong the Isopanisad link on is not working. I am not able to open Sri Isopanisad. I am extremely sorry for eating your time.

    All glories to your service!

    • Hare Krishna

      Yes. “Life Comes From Life” is a very wonderful book and very helpful for people to read. It will attract the scientifically inclined people to Krishna consciousness. Establishing this point, “Life Comes From Life” is so very essential because the whole western scientific idea is based on the bogus idea that life comes from matter. So if we can clearly and scientifically establish the truth, that life comes from life, then the whole bogus scientific world will come tumbling down. And we want that.

      You should be able to see Sri Isopanisad at:

      There is some error but it should still display.

      Soon I hope to be able to have more time to work on

      Don’t worry about asking questions, if you have a question ask, and I will reply as best I can.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Sahana says:

        Wow! Superb Prabhu! You have solved the problem of Isopanisad in so nicely. Just awesome Prabhu! I have no words to praise your service!

        All glories, all glories, all glories to your service!

        All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

  2. Aman says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu! Please keep the Krishna Consciousness movement going. Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada’s blessings are with us!

    • Hare Krishna Aman

      Yes. Krishna consciousness movement will keep going and we, the sincere followers of Srila Prabhupada, do have to keep it going. That is our duty to Srila Prabhupada. That is your duty also Aman.

      It is about quality not quantity. We do not need millions of followers. A few sincere followers of Srila Prabhupada can change the world. Millions of “devotees” who just attend the temple on Sundays and go on living their lives in the material world will never be able to achieve anything at all either in the material or in the spiritual world. Krishna consciousness requires surrender. We can only surrender to Krishna or maya. There is no other choice. We can not have two masters. We can not have our cake and eat it too.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Aman says:

        Yes Prabhu! We have to be determined to chant Hare Krishna more and more, follow the four regulative principles strictly and read our guru’s books more and more. Otherwise this Maya will overcome us. We have to go on with the mission of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with the blessings of our Spiritual Masters!

  3. likith says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu. Pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupad. Prabhu Krishna book is original or revised version?

  4. BISHT BS says:

    I am a small devotee and I feel I must do something for krishna seva at any cost.

    • Small devotees don’t think they “must do something for Krishna seva at any cost” they think “I must do everything for Krishna seva at any cost.”

      Not that I do something for Krishna and then do something for maya. No. We have to do EVERYTHING for Krishna.

  5. eddie viray says:

    All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    All glories to my eternal spiritual master Sri Giridhari Maharaja!
    All glories, all glories, all glories to all Vaisnava devotees!

    Hare Krishna prabhus! All I can say is “this is great and best opportunity to read on-line the Krishna Book. I am aspiring to buy this book but cannot because of financial constraints, but now I can read through the internet. I can’t thank you enough.



    Ikisvara das

  6. Shanti swaroop says:

    All glories to srila prabhupada ,,,
    you are still present with your vani and we can serve u by following instructions.

  7. chawlani.dipika says:

    hare krishna prabhu ji thank u for giving us guidance that we can improve our life after death showing us way to krishna thank u alot

  8. Krishnapriya dd says:

    Wonderful….!!! Thanks to the devotees who accomplished this.

  9. Juan Carlos Troyo says:

    Wonderful! I got both of them ( Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 ) However, a couple friends of mine do not speak (or read) English. They asked me if these books (Krsna,the original version) are available in Spanish. Now and then, when I have time, I’ll read a chapter for them while translating it to Spanish, but they would wish to have the books in spanish. Me and my friends live in Costa Rica. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

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