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Published on November 29th, 2020 | by sudama-das | Full size image


Vote With Your Laxmi — Buy Prabhupada’s Original Books!

The original versions of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita and Krsna Book are now available in their untainted form (pre-1977 printing). We should all vote with our pocketbooks, and apply economic pressure to the BBT and ISKCON to encourage them to print and use only the original unedited books.

Dear devotees:

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

An effective way to protest something you don’t like is to apply economic pressure to the offending entity. Many activist groups have used economic protests to change the negative behavior of mega-corporations. Giant companies like Nike and McDonalds have been forced to change their ways because of grass-roots activists. In fact, there is a saying that you should ‘vote with your dollars’ if you want to make a change.

In this particular case I am referring to the unauthorized changes made to Srila Prabhupada’s books by Jayadwaita swami and his cohorts. Many devotees do not like that the books have been changed, so here is our chance to do something about it. The original versions of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita and Krsna Book are now available in their untainted form (pre-1977 printing). We should all vote with our pocketbooks, and apply economic pressure to the BBT and ISKCON to encourage them to print and use only the original unedited books.

If you are a temple president or board member, demand that your temple have ONLY Srila Prabhupada’s original books in the temple room, library, and gift shop. You and your congregation deserve no less than Srila Prabhupada’s original, authorized, unchanged books. Even if you’re a congregation member or grhastha living on the outside of the temple you can still demand that your temple replace their books with the pre-1977 versions which were approved by Srila Prabhupada. Don’t give any more donations or service until the books have been replaced with the original versions, or send your money to a temple that supports the original books instead!

Book distributors should refuse to distribute anything other than Srila Prabhupada’s original authorized books. There are many small, medium, and large books available for you to distribute. Many times we have heard new book distributors claim that the Bhagavatams are ‘too heavy’ and ‘too hard to distribute’. Instead they prefer to distribute the newer books that BBT has printed, which are mainly a collection of heavily EDITED lectures and excerpts from Prabhupada’s original purports. However, if you ask the book distributors who were around back in 1975, they were selling THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of copies of the original Srimad Bhagavatam volumes, even the so-called heavy cantos like the 5th canto, etc. Srila Prabhupada’s original books are as powerful as the sun, and they can dissipate the darkness of ignorance of this age of Kali.

If all the devotees demanded that the BBT print ONLY the original versions of Prabhupada’s books, and refused to buy or distribute anything else, the BBT would have no choice but to print these books exclusively, and Srila Prabhupada’s legacy will certainly be maintained for many generations to come.

You can find Prabhupada’s original books at

your servant

Sudama das

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11 Responses to Vote With Your Laxmi — Buy Prabhupada’s Original Books!

  1. Aman says:

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

    Thanks for the donation website. I saw it through a link given under a YouTube video. I’ll hopefully start donating as soon as I get money. This is the mercy of Lord Krishna and his pure devotees.


    • Yes Prabhu. I have, half-heartedly made the donation website at:

      I don’t think anyone will actually donate however. But if someone wants to donate to help us make these new animated Krishna shows, then please do donate so we can make them.

      • Aman Pandey says:

        Yes Prabhu, it’s a huge amount at least for me. I will donate whatever little amount I can.

        • Yes Prabhu, I am not expecting you to donate so much, it is a huge amount for a village boy in India. But for many they can give something and if many gave it would be easy. Anyhow we will see. Maybe I will send out an email, maybe someone wants to see it, who knows? I can not afford to pay for it. We are paying for the printing of Prabhupada’s original books. That is the main priority really. But it would be nice to see some realistic Krishna animated shows also. It would be first time, never done before…

          • Aman Pandey says:

            Hope Krishna makes all your wishes come true, Prabhu.

          • Actually Prabhu I hope to help make Krishna’s wishes come true.

            I don’t care about my wishes.

            We always have the choice, to surrender to Krishna and serve Krishna, or to surrender to maya and serve her. There is no other option. We are servants eternally. All we can do is serve. All we can do is decide between serving Krishna and serving maya.

            So I simply want to be engaged in the service and guidance of Srila Prabhupada because he knows what Krishna wants us to do and he can direct us.

  2. Tattva jnan Dasa says:

    Where we can get orginal book’s of Srila Prabhupada?

  3. sacin says:

    Very difficult to get original srila prabhupad books,in india,could some one please help me how can i get them

  4. eddie viray says:


    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    That should always be the case. The original manuscripts or books of Srila Prabhupada should be, will always be, forever it be, need to be printed and distributed throughout the whole world. So that the real essence, the real message, and the real meaning of how to obtain true DEVOTIONAL SERVICE unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri KRISHNA be achieved, and eventually true service to humanity will follow. This is the only way to dissipate the darkness of ignorance of the world.

    your lowly servant, Ikisvara das


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