My dear devotees, I wish you all a happy Gita Jayanti! The UK devotees going out on Harinama Sankirtana everyday are getting daily podcasts from various senior devotees. I was asked to record a podcast for December 10th which happens to be Gita Jayanti. I’m sharing this with you as well. So here is my message on Gita Jayanti and book distribution!
Your well wisher always,
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Full Message Transcription
(By JPS Facebook Bangla Team)
Hare Krishna.. This is Jayapataka Swami speaking on the occasion of Gita Jayanti & Book distribution of Srila Prabhupada. We call this the Srila Prabhupada marathon. Because we want to dedicate all our efforts to His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. Today is the GitaJayanti day. On this ekadasi Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavat Gita. This December month is special for western countries, for the followers of Lord Jesus, because they have the Christmas period. But in the countries where Christianity is not predominant, this is also the month of the speaking BG. This is the Gita jayanti month. And in this month in india & in other countries we offer special prices & special offers on bg. Not much, but enough. To presented as a special month, we remember how Lord Krishna came down & spoke the Bhagavat Gita for all of us. The Bhagavat Gita now has readers all over the world. So this month is the month in which Sri Krishna sopke the Bhagavad-Gita. And that is a special month for many people. So they can take advantage of Lord Krishna having giventhe mercy in this month. So we inspire all the book distributors to remember how krishna personally came down from the spiritual world & gave his teachings of Bhagavat Gita as it is. Also in this month we remember how the six goswamis wrote sacred books. They were the energy of lord to write books. And they also declared that the Srnivasa Acarya & Narottama Dasa thakura & others were the energy of the lord for distributing books. In Those days the books were not printed in great quantity,they were hand copied. And you can get a copy of the book if you pay the price. The price was your life. You surrender to the book, give your whole life & then you can have it. So this Bhagavat Gita & these books like Caitanya Caritamrita & others, spoken by six goswamis, they were distributed by Srinivas Acarya. Narattam Dasa, Shyamananda pandit & others they assisted Srinivas Acarya. Like that Srila Prabhupada was told that if he distributed books & preached to western people, he would be blessed. Not only that those who helped him would also receive emmence blessings. So i think that all of you will like to help Srila Prabhupada & to distribute his books to the fallen souls. This sacrifice is very dear to Lord Krishna. And by doing this sacrifice you get the special blessings, which are unimaginable by other means. So in this material world there are many situations. People are in great stress & suffering. There is a forest fire of illusion & by this mercy given through the books they are free from that burning fire. And the forest fire is on all sides. And Animals don’t know which way to run. Like that in this material world people are suffering in so many ways. And They don’t know which way to turn. Srila prabhupada has given us the way, so that the people can find the solution, they can be peaceful & happy. So this is the great mercy that Srila Prabhupada has given. And all of you have the oppurtunity to give out these books. Remembering that this is the Gita jayanti month & this is the month of Prabhupada marathon, we will try to give out all our energy to serve Srila Prabhupada being an instrument in the hands of Krishna & distribute His books. They are waiting to reach people who are needing the books urgently. And when they get the books, they are receiving unlimited mercy. So now we see that people are born in India, also they are in bharatvarsaa which is all over the world, Lord Caitanya taught that we should make our life perfect & help others. Hare Krishna. All glories to your service.