No need to read other books

    Posted on December 8, 2015

There is no need by any of my disciples to read any books besides my books. In fact, such reading may be detrimental to their advancement in Krsna consciousness--except in certain authorized cases, for example, to read some philosopher like Plato to make an essay comparing his philosophy with Krsna's philosophy. But otherwise, all such outside reading should be stopped immediately. It is simply another botheration. If my students cannot even read my own books thoroughly, why should they read others?

(From a letter from Srila Prabhupada to Sri Govinda)

 

See also:

How to become a pure devotee
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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
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
University education
 

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