Your Friends of the BBT Newsletter for April 2007
Posted April 8, 2007
For the two of us (as for many other devotees), our training in Krishna conscious life began with understanding the importance of Srila Prabhupada's books and giving that knowledge to others. We devoted the better part of our first years to going out to encourage people to take one of Srila Prabhupada's books.
That powerful devotional thread never left our hearts, and we're still moved by Srila Prabhupada's faith and love for Krishna and his desire to introduce others to Krishna.
Why are we involved in Friends of the BBT? The simple answer is that our work with the BBT in recent years has brought us great happiness. And what do you do when you find happiness? You want to share that happiness with others.
Friends of the BBT is a vehicle for sharing in the effort to please Srila Prabhupada and push forward the mission of his Book Trust.
In this spirit of friendship, we invite you to share with us the satisfaction of assisting the BBT.
Please examine the wonderful projects supported by Friends of the BBT. Contact us with any questions you might have.
Srila Prabhupada wrote:
"Print as many books as possible, this is my real pleasure. By printing
these books of our Krishna Conscious philosophy in so many languages we can
actually inject our movement into the masses of persons all over the world,
especially there in the Western countries, and we can literally turn whole
nations into Krishna Conscious nations."
- Letter to Hridayananda, 21 December 1974
Please consider joining us in serving Srila Prabhupada's book publishing mission by becoming a member of Friends of the BBT.
Thank you. We hope you find our first newsletter enjoyable and worthwhile.
Your servants, Pranada Dasi and Gopal Bhatta Dasa
Spotlight: Book Distribution Gives Birth to ISKCON Tirupati's "Lotus Temple"
On January 31, 2007, ISKCON Tirupati's "Lotus Temple" opened to the public amid great festivities. Home to their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Govindaji, it took seven years to build and cost six million dollars.
The temple president, Revati Ramana Dasa, tells me the temple would not exist if not for the distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books, which brought in sixty percent of the total cost....