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by Vaisesika Dasa On behalf of Team ISV

Posted May 18, 2011

We bring you warm greetings from ISKCON of Silicon Valley (ISV), where our mission is to serve all living beings by widely distributing the Holy Names of Krishna.

We invite you to join and register at to have fun and blissful drive that will bring good fortune to everyone it touches.

Benefits for you:

  • Feel great about yourself
  • Have fun along with your friends and relatives
  • Link up with positive-minded, dynamic devotees around the world
  • Make new friends
  • Serve the great Acaryas
  • Alter the destiny of the world
  • Get recognized and promoted by Lord Caitanya
  • Be a part of a winning team

Over a three-week period starting this June, 2011, we will assemble a team of at least 1,008 members to actively distribute transcendental books to benefit people of the world. We will offer the results of this event to the great Acarya (world teacher of spiritual knowledge) Bhaktivinoda Thakura on his disappearance day, Thursday, June 30th. Around the same time last year, with much less time to plan, 550 people joined this campaign. We are starting earlier and in a much better organized way this year.

Our principle for success is to get a lot of people, each one doing a little and while doing making it fun and easy. And to make it even more exciting, we ask everyone to invite their friends, family members, and colleagues to join them, asking everyone to do a small bit.

This website serves as kit to help you and your friends get started. It contains:

  • Audio video introduction to the mission
  • Information on where & how to get books, report scores, and so on
  • Presentation on how to sell a book
  • List of materials you’ll need and where to get them
  • Language cards (so that you can sell a book in any language)
  • Wrist band (Shows your participation and attracts others to join you)
  • Contact info for a mentor who will guide you
  • Links to information websites
  • Links to YouTube videos where you can see examples of devotees distributing books

By joining this festival you will feel inner happiness because you will be contributing directly to the spiritual welfare of people of the world.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krsna says that the person who spreads spiritual knowledge does the highest welfare work and is dearest to Him. And there has never been a better time to please Krsna in this most exalted way.

People of the world are unsettled as they see their fellow citizens rising up against their leaders, while the leaders are blindly employing stopgap measures or violence to stem the tide. The Middle East is broiling. Japan, New Zealand, Chile, and Haiti are all facing epic natural and man-made environmental crises. Even affluent nations are going through times of economic uncertainty and working people everywhere are juggling finances just to stay afloat. And these are a few samples of what is happening throughout the world.

Fading is the promise of happiness through material acquisition or advanced scientific research. People are now hungry for a spiritual practice that will give them direct experience of the supreme transcendence and tangible inner happiness that they can share with others.

The ancient Vedas — now available in beautifully presented books – show this path. We have stockpiled these books and are ready to distribute them to the masses.

You can make a difference!

Join our team of world-wide distributors for this unprecedented mission that will distribute thousands of transcendental books, providing effective spiritual solutions to sincere people of the world.

Following Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and displaying his own compassion for the people of the world, Bhaktivinoda Thakura sent transcendental books to people outside India. As the first Acharya in our line to do so, he sent the book entitled, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, His Life and Precepts, to scholars and literary luminaries of the time, thereby planted seeds for the sankirtan movement (the movement for cooperatively spreading spiritual knowledge) in the West.

Bhaktivinoda entrusted Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan movement to his son, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, who in turn passed it on to his disciples, among whom was Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who personally brought Lord Caitanya’s mission to the United States in 1965. Following the order of his spiritual master and the example of Srila Bhaktivinoda, Srila Prabhupada brought trunk loads of his transcendental books on Krishna consciousness for distribution. He also tirelessly traveled throughout the world, speaking, writing, and training his own disciples in the science of Krsna consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Bhaktivinoda Thakura says . . .

jive doya, krishna-nam-sarva-dharma-sar The showing of compassion to all fallen souls by loudly chanting the holy name of Krishna is the essence of all forms of religion.

Passed down through this chain of teachers and students (disciplic succession), this treasure of transcendental knowledge has now been laid at our doorsteps by Lord Caitanya and his followers. And they are inviting us to distribute this knowledge. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has put all of Lord Caitanya’s teachings into beautifully illustrated and perfectly bound books that are waiting to be distributed to millions of people all over the world.

Help pass these books on!

“The more such literatures are read and distributed, the more auspicity will be there in the world.” (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; quote from letter to Lilavati; 26 March, 1972)

Srila Prabhupada not only fulfilled Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s prediction that “a great General would soon appear to spread Lord Caitanya’s teaching’s all over the world,” but also ensured that it would continue through the generations by passing the torch to his disciples and followers, training them and empowering them to “do as he had done.”

Catch these divine orders from the disciplic succession and in honor of Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Reap the mercy of Bhaktivinoda Thakura!

It’s fun and easy.

We look forward to assist you.

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