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]
So go on with your organisation for distribution of my books through press and other modern media and Krishna will certainly be pleased upon you. we can use everything Television, radio, movies or whatever there may be to tell about Krishna and outside of devotional service all these modern paraphenalia are just so much rubbish.
When we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, we are sitting in His divine presence, hearing & speaking. When we follow what is in the books we get realizations.
Chanting Hare Krishna With Mridangas and Kartals…. this is also Kirtan; when you Distribute books, that is also Kirtana.
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.
Books are the basis of our Movement. Without our books, our preaching will have no effect.