“Our Most Important Activity”
“There is no doubt about it: to distribute books is one most important activity. The temple is not a place for eating & sleeping, but a base from which we send out our soldiers to fight with maya. Fight with maya means to drop thousands and millions of books into the lap of conditioned souls. Just like during war time the bombs are raining from the sky like anything.” – August 03, 1973 to Ramesvara.
Preching means book distribution.
“The success of your preaching will be substantiated by how many book are sold.” “The art is to sell many, many books and not to irritate the public.“
BOOKS ARE THE BASIS
“There is no literature throughout the universe like Srimad Bhagavatam. There is no comparison. There is no Competition. Every word is for the good of human society. Somehow or other, if a book goes in someone’s hand, he will be benefited… Therefore we are stressing so much, ‘Please distribute books, distribute books, distribute books'” – Srila Prabhupada.
This book distribution was my Guru Maharaja’s purpose. He said that I have got so many temples and now in Calcutta I have got a marble temple, but I would have wished that if by selling marbles I could publish and distribute books.
[Letter to Ramesvara 14 Nov 1975]
Books are the basis of our movement. Whatever appreaciation we are getting on account of our books, it is because we are following the path chalked out by exalted devotees. We are not writing something whimsical.