Whenever I ger report of my books selling, I feel strength. Regarding book sales figures, please endeavor in this way. This is the only solace of my life. When I hear that my books are selling so nicely, I become energetic like a young man. – Srila Prabhupada, Sep 1974.
That is my ideal of life, to form a nice group of devotees to perform Sankirtana and to distribute our books in wider circles.
Letter to Gurudasa – Los Angeles 5 February, 1969.
Our first important business is to hold Sankirtana as many times as possible. The next important business is publication work.
Letter to Krishna Dasa – Los Angeles 28 July, 1969.
Book distribution brings guaranteed bliss, because you are touching people’s hearts.
It was an amazing puppet show during the Marathon in all railway stations and Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna were our puppeteers.
A person who is constantly engaged in reading literature enunciating the cultivation of Vaisnava devotional service is always glorious in human society and certainly Lord Krishna becomes pleased with him. A person who very carefully keeps such literature at home and offers respectful obeisances to it becomes freed from all sinful reactions and ultimately becomes worshipable by the demigods.