Ramesvara Prabhu on Srila Prabhupada's literary output
Posted on April 26, 2014
Srila Prabhupada finished 2nd Canto and started 3rd Canto in 1969. He then took a break to write the Krsna Books and Nectar of Devotion. Sometime in 1970 - 1971 he resumed 3rd Canto and oversaw the publication of the Bhagvad-gita As It Is by McMillan in 1972. By 1973 the 4th canto was finished and His Divine Grace next wrote the 17-volumes of Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita, which he completed in Nov 1974. He then began working on the 5th Canto that was completed in early 1975. His transcendental
literary output, year after year, averaged one volume per month between 1970-1977- which is by any standard a miracle in writing! Traveling the world, managing a growing worldwide revolutionary movement, writing dozens of letters a day, giving morning and evening class lectures, giving loans to buy and build temples throughout the world, meeting dignitaries, reporters,
guests and of course meeting with his disciples- with all those distractions no author in the history of the world could have concentrated, let alone authored one volume every month (average) for years. He gave up his sleep for all those years; no, he gave his life to give the world these transcendental literatures. And his disciples were thus empowered and inspired by him to give up everything in our lives to distribute them to the masses of fallen embodied humans in non-stop marathons. He cannot be
compared to others - no one had such worldwide preaching spirit that manifest is such tangible ways.