Festival FunOver the years, we had heard of Bhaktifest, as the devotees in Los Angeles had had a prasādam booth there a couple times, but it never occurred to us until a few years ago that we could have a book/art booth there. Just a couple of weeks before Shaktifest, Śyāmarāṇī dīdī thought to call Sridhar,[…]
When I stick a shipping label on a box, I like to think of it as the books’ passport.The books in that box are about to journey over land and sea, to find the seeking souls they are meant for. I don’t have the capacity to know who each book is for, but it thrilling to serve it in its journey. Since Śrīla Gurudeva’s divine departure, Gaudiya Vedanta Publications has shipped[…]
The Bṛhad-bṛhad Mṛdaṅga Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Prabhupāda famously said that while the mṛdaṅga drum, during saṅkīrtana, can be heard only in the immediate area, books containing hari-kathā reach all over the world. Thus he termed the printing press ‘bṛhad-mṛdaṅga’, or ‘the big mṛdaṅga’. He had presses installed in many of the Gauḍīya temples, where they would produce[…]
You should think that I am always with you in the form of my books, and in the form of my lectures and classes. Know that I am always guiding you. If you do this, you will not be weak, and you will also be able to make others very strong. Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami[…]
The International Pure Bhakti Yoga Society Prison Program began in 2010 in order to freely distribute the transcendental writings of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja to those individuals who do not have easy access to them. We were not aware at the time what a wonderful and powerful service the program would turn out to[…]
sri sri guru gauranga jayatah Dear Devotees, Our pranam to you. On 23 April 2015, Shanti didi, Madhusmita didi, Anupama prabhu, Jayasri dasi and I took five boxes of Srila Gurudeva’s books (Hindi books, as well as some colouring books), as donated by the GVP sponsorship program, to Varsana for the newly established Gurukula of[…]
Out of his fathomless compassion, our most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, bestowed his blessings upon the world through his immaculate translations and commentaries of the life-transforming ancient Vedic literatures. His authority is that he has presented, without adulteration, the Vedic literature and those literatures in pursuance of it.