no alternative than to read these books

    Posted on February 18, 2014

Prabhupada: These things are not available in the Western countries. They do not know all these.
Tamala Krsna: I don't think that there has ever been a personality who has ever given such a great gift to the Western world as yourself, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Yes, actually that is the fact, but let them appreciate, that's all.
Tamala Krsna: Gradually I think they all will. Some are now...
Prabhupada: No, they are intelligent. First...
Tamala Krsna: The thing is, it seems to me, that we are flooding so many books that they must become Krsna conscious.
Prabhupada: [laughing] Yes, they have no alternative than to read these books.
Tamala Krsna: Practically now it is commonplace that every day when our men go out, supposing each man meets in a day a thousand people or five hundred people, always, without a doubt, at least one or two of the people he's met, they already have another book, and they are taking a second or third book.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Many of them have two or three volumes of Caitanya-caritamrta or Bhagavatam. And although they may not read it, their children are reading it.
Prabhupada: Somebody is reading.
Tamala Krsna: Oh, yes. I made a study. I asked the men in our party, when they were all gathered, to raise their hand if they had received a book before joining our party, and every single one of them had gotten a book before joining the movement -- without exception. They were attracted through reading a book or a magazine.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Room Conversation -- Nellore, January 3, 1976


See also:

Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists

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