Gita Jayanti and Christmas Book Distribution Marathon

November 30, 2006 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

BY MADHUDVISA DASA

Nov 30, USA (SUN) —

Gita Jayanti and the holiday season are coming at the same time. So it is a great opportunity to give the Bhagavad-Gita to others as a gift. It is the most sublime and valuable knowledge. The perfect gift.

This is Srila Prabhupada’s original 1972 edition of “Bhagavad-Gita As It Is,” the most authorized and popular edition of Bhagavad-Gita throughout the whole world.

“And I declare that he who studies this sacred conversation worships Me by his intelligence.” BG 18:70

For more than twenty years this book was unavailable as ISKCON released a “Revised and Enlarged Edition” in 1983 and stopped printing Prabhupada’s original book.

In the last few years Prabhupada’s original Gita is again being printed and it is selling very fast.

This year we released a very deluxe compact edition of the Gita and the first print run of 20,000 books sold out in eight months. We are now in the second printing in one year!

This is a very beautiful hard-cover book with all 48 original color plates. It is an EXACT reproduction of Srila Prabhupada’s original book and has a very beautiful feeling and style to it that has somehow been lost in the “Revised and Enlarged” edition.

This is the book that, for the first time, convinced so many people all over the world that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and only after this book was released, people outside India started to become Vaisnavas, devotees of Krishna.

This book has an amazing potency to transform peoples’ lives. It contains secret confidential knowledge which enables one to easily transcend the anxiety and misery of the material world and to transport one’s consciousness to the Spiritual World.

If you have never read Prabhupada’s original “Bhagavad-Gita As It Is” you must read it. It is a completely different experience altogether from reading the “Revised and Enlarged” edition.

When Srila Prabhupada was physically present in the month of December, all over the world a huge book distribution marathon took place. You can help reestablish this tradition by taking the responsibility of distributing at least one case of Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-Gita yourself.

Srila Prabhupada’s desire was to have his books in every home throughout the world.

If we can help Srila Prabhupada by distributing his books to others that will truly change the course of this misdirected civilization. It is actually the only hope for the future of the world.

You can help distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books by distributing them yourself. It is not that only devotees living in temples can distribute books. Everyone can do it.

We all meet people and we are all giving gifts to others during the holiday season. So it is not very difficult to introduce an interesting book to a friend. And this Bhagavad-Gita is truly the greatest gift. It has the power to transform people’s lives in so many ways.

“One cleanses himself daily by taking a bath in water, but one who takes his bath only once in the sacred Ganges water of the Bhagavad- Gita cleanses away all the dirt of material life. Because Bhagavad-Gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one need not read any other Vedic literature. One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad-gita.

“In the present age, mankind is so absorbed with mundane activities that it is not possible to read all of the Vedic literatures. But this is not necessary. This one book, Bhagavad-Gita, will suffice because it is the essence of all Vedic literatures and because it is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

“It is said that one who drinks the water of the Ganges certainly gets salvation, but what to speak of one who drinks the waters of Bhagavad- Gita?

“Gita is the very nectar of the Mahabharata spoken by Visnu Himself, for Lord Krishna is the original Visnu. It is nectar emanating from the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

“The Bhagavad-Gita is just like a cow, and Lord Krishna, who is a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. The milk is the essence of the Vedas, and Arjuna is just like a calf. The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-Gita…” (From the introduction to Bhagavad-Gita As It Is)

The books are beautifully printed, first-class hard cover editions that anyone would be very happy to own.

Thank you very much for your help with distributing Srila Prabhupada’s original books!

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

PS: Gita Jayanti is coming up very soon so please do not delay, please place your order right away so you will receive the books in time. In this way you can take part in the tradition Srila Prabhupada established “The Christmas Book Distribution Marathon.”

PPS: “I have tried it: any page you open, that is wonderful reading matter. My ambition is to spread these books far and wide all over the world so that everyone shall read at least one of our books and that will change his life. If only 1% become devotees, that will change the world.” (Srila Prabhupada)

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