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Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

To distribute Krsna consciousness, we must have Krsna consciousness. These verses are about Prahlada Maharaja, and in a way they are also about Srila Prabhupada, who in his purport expressed his own mood—and about us, how Srila Prabhupada wants us to execute Krsna consciousness. Prahlada Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada were on a very high level of Krsna consciousness, but even on our own level we can experience something of what they experienced, that wherever we ...

December 9, 2014 -- 868 views
Hare KrishnaBy Baldev das

This year, as part of warm up strategy, Temple had organized many seminars and talks all over Mumbai in various counsellors group and preaching programs. In each of these programs, temple devotees presented few anecdotes of book distribution which happened within the chowpatty congregation in previous years. At the end of each program, assembled congregation and youth also shared their experiences of book distribution in previous marathons. A similar get together wi...

December 4, 2014 -- 864 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

WSN October 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter, I think this is a first for Vrindavan: In October they were the No. 1 temple in the world! How did the devotees do this? Vrindavan is not a big city. But it's a unlimitedly huge place, spiritually speaking. So I think the devotees experienced in a special way the spiritual energy of Vrndavana during the month of Karttika. They accumulated 33,589 book points. Srila Prabhupada must feel extremely satisfied with the devote...

November 24, 2014 -- 1,835 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

We would like to collect all the published Sankirtan Newsletters so we can present the complete history of book distribution as presented in the newsletters. The newsletters we are still missing are listed below. If you have copies of them or know of someone who does, please let us know. The BBT Archives would also like to have a copy of the early years. Unfortunately there are many difficulties with the early scores, since the top individuals were not consis...

November 14, 2014 -- 769 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sutapa das

Prabhupada was delighted at this news and wrote to Ramesvara prabhu: "By this effort alone, all the book distributors are assured to go back home back to Godhead!" The letter and its dramatic statement authorised the Christmas Marathon and sent book distribution to a new high. Since that time, the marathon has been an annual fixture in the ISKCON calendar. This Christmas period offers everyone the unique opportunity to do the simple, sublime and special service of d...

November 14, 2014 -- 741 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya dasa

September proved to be a great month for Gainesville, Florida, which did a whooping 5,001 book points, a 103% increase. Look out RVC! Gainseville is coming up close. The credit, of course, goes to sincere book distributors who are going out and doing the yajna, but Srila Prabhupada once said, "The temple is as good as the temple president." The Gainesville temple president is one of the kindest and friendliest devotees you'll ever meet, and he is into book distribu...

October 25, 2014 -- 818 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tribhuvavatha das

Tumultuous preaching by Iskcon Lagos devotees. Yesterday, Nigeria police copra, Ibrahim took 3, copies of Bhagavad-gita as it is and other medium /small books to distributes in the barrack by himself. The copra who claimed to have read the Gita/Science of self realization. Hold that, the books, according to him, had has a tremendous transformation on his thinking and away of Life. The devotee who approach him ask,how he gets to know the two books he mentioned...

October 24, 2014 -- 836 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of September: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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October 11, 2014 -- 932 views
Hare KrishnaBy SriRamaDasa

“The results show that there is no limit to our book distribution. Our books are qualified to be distributed unlimitedly. We are not fiction writers. It is a fact that no expert book salesmen can compete with our men. The librarian has noted the difference between our men and other publisher's men. We are working for heart and soul, not for money."

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October 2, 2014 -- 864 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

Kiev, Ukraine, where even during a war the devotees are determined to distribute books. Figuratively speaking, they're the real soldiers, fighting maya, as Srila Prabhupada said, "by dropping hundreds and thousands of books into the laps of the conditioned souls, just as during war time the bombs are dropping from the sky." This is a special war though. Generally a war causes the deaths and suffering of soldiers, but in this war against maya, Lord Caitanya's soldie...

September 28, 2014 -- 1,207 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the results of book distribution in North American for the month of August

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September 12, 2014 -- 1,241 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

July was a great month for book distribution in many temples worldwide. INDIA: The very steady Tirupati temple was No. 2 in the world with 18,262 book points and a 22% increase. Pune was No. 4 in the world with 15,583 book points and a 59% increase. Radhe Shyama Prabhu, the president, keeps everyone focused on the mission. When a temple is continually doing big and still increasing, that's special. USA: RVC was No. 1 in America with 13,975 book points and that was w...

August 23, 2014 -- 1,908 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the North American results from the book distribution for the month of July

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August 16, 2014 -- 1,326 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsnamitra Nitai das

Highlights: Scores and recent stories of book distribution from around India. Video on "How to distribute a full set of Srila Prabhupada's Books" Srila Prabhupada on distributing sets of Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamirta FAQ's on Book Distribution

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August 5, 2014 -- 2,444 views
Hare KrishnaBy Balimardana Dasa

It is not by working hard or by accumulating wealth that one may find satisfaction in this life or the next. Rather, it is one's purity of purpose and diligence in repeating the transcendental mantra received from the bona fide spiritual master that fulfills all of one's desires. "O Brahma, do thou practice spiritual association by means of this mantra; then all your desires will be fulfilled." Sri Brahma-samhita 5.25

July 31, 2014 -- 813 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the results of worldwide book distribution for the month of June 2014

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July 26, 2014 -- 2,414 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results for the month of June

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July 22, 2014 -- 2,001 views
By Sri Ramadasa

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, The Seventh Goswami, pioneered the spread of Lord Chaitanya's teachings in the West, sending copies of his works to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the USA and to Reinhold Rost in Europe in 1880. He is the first acarya in our sampradaya to propagate the waves of the nectarean ocean of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s unparalleled divine mission to places outside India. Following in his lead, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada had translated, prin...

June 28, 2014 -- 1,091 views
By Vijaya Dasa

While I was giving a book distribution seminar recently in Santiago, Chili, a devotee described an interesting incident that happened many years ago. A devotee was distributing books, and the books were going out much faster than usual. He usually would take a certain amount of books, and they would last a reasonable amount of time. Then he would go back to the temple. But this one day they were going out so quickly that he ran out much earlier than he expected.

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June 25, 2014 -- 1,979 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the North American results of book distribution for the month of May 2014

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June 19, 2014 -- 1,316 views
By Vijaya Dasa

In Durban, South Africa, a country permeated by crime, the devotees scored a huge increase. They had the highest percentage increase in the Large temple category, a 408% increase over their monthly average, with 1,637 book points. The last time I visited the Durban temple the devotees told me how dangerous this crime-ridden country is. I was shocked hearing the stories. All glories to these devotees, who regularly take risks to spread Krsna consciousness!

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May 25, 2014 -- 1,360 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this article contains the following North American results for the month of April

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May 14, 2014 -- 1,110 views
By ISV Sankirtan Team

We are inviting all the devotees to join together to fulfill Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Centennial disappearance day festival (to be celebrated on June 26, 2014) goal of distributing at least 1500 Srimad Bhagavatam sets and at least 500 Sri Caitanya Caritamrita sets throughout North America this year. We have organized this goal in the spirit of Bhaktivinoda Thakura who sent out books to all parts of the world to spread the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. <...

May 8, 2014 -- 1,299 views
By Vaisesika Dasa

His Holiness Romapada Swami recently wrote: “In the course of my travels in North America since our January North American Leadership Sanga meeting, I hear everywhere an excitement to increase book distribution for 2014 above the efforts performed in 2013 in almost one singular voice: ‘Sell sets of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrita!’

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May 8, 2014 -- 1,219 views
By Vijaya dasa

Here's some big news from the world of book distribution. For the first time Cuba has reported a book distribution score! I have been hearing about devotees from Miami going there to hold programs with favorable people and even going out on book distribution. Now they have reported scores. This is very auspicious. People of Spanish decent are generally quite pious, as Srila Prabhupada noted when he visited Mexico and Venezuela. Cubans are no exception. Some very nice devotees in Miam...

April 29, 2014 -- 1,462 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of February 2014

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March 24, 2014 -- 1,300 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of February

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March 21, 2014 -- 1,492 views
By the BBT

In cooperation with the ISKCON GBC, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is marking March 14 as the first annual “BBT Only” Day. This is a day to remember the following important instructions from Srila Prabhupada: He formed the BBT to serve as his exclusive publisher. He wanted all his books purchased exclusively from the BBT. His Divine Grace gave those instructions in a letter addressed to all ISKCON temples. The letter was dated March 14, 1974. March 14 this year will be the fortieth...

March 12, 2014 -- 4,064 views
By Vijaya Dasa

It looks like some temples got so much good momentum going during the marathon that they just didn't want to stop. Simhacalama (Germany) is one of these. The team consists of brahmacaries traveling around Germany in a bus to distribute the mercy. In January, with 3,425 book points, they came very close to doubling the January results of the first-place temple in Western Europe for 2013, Bhaktivedanta Manor. And last year they were only about three thousand points behind the Manor. ...

February 21, 2014 -- 1,382 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of January

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February 18, 2014 -- 1,651 views
By Vijaya das

Look what New Delhi did: 641,898 book points! And look what Juhu did: 453,396 book points! Incredible. And Mayapur: 325,423 book points. And look what the simple temple, Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath in Chowpatti, did: 309,661 book points--amazing. All of these temples increased by 999% above their monthly average. I think the book distributors in these temples were in samadhi, especially Madhusundara Prabhu in New Delhi who did 31,410 book points. He should be in the book distributors hal...

January 31, 2014 -- 2,077 views
By Bhakti-lata Dasi

By Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya's infinite mercy, here all the books and material distributed from the Alachua, Florida IPM office in 2013

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January 30, 2014 -- 1,273 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of December

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January 19, 2014 -- 1,573 views
By Mukhya Devi Dasi

In 2012 we set the goal to increase by 20%, and we increased 28.6%. In 2013 we again set a goal for 20%, we increased 25%, and it was the largest remittance to the BBT in 30 years. Additionally, this year more of the temples increased. The NA BBT gives more to the construction fund in Mayapur than any other book trust. This success is due to cooperating together, and we see it only increasing.

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January 16, 2014 -- 1,663 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November 2013

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December 29, 2013 -- 1,619 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of November

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December 22, 2013 -- 1,431 views
By Madhava Smullen

The distribution of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual books has seen a major resurgence in North America in recent years. Inspired by the positive signs of increase he saw in 2010 and 2011, veteran book distributor and “Sankirtan Strategist” Vaisesika Das attended the January 2012 Temple Presidents’ meeting in Dallas, Texas with a mission: he suggested that ISKCON North America distribute books as one team with one common goal

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December 12, 2013 -- 1,239 views
By Dhirabhakta Das

It's book marathon time, a time when we can show our appreciation and love for Srila Prabhupada, and anyone and everyone can be a part of it and there is many devotee's who are willing to help if your unsure

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December 4, 2013 -- 1,406 views
By Vijaya Dasa

Krsna descended to the transcendental land of Vrndavana to engage in His pleasure pastimes and please His devotees. I'm sure He is pleased to see that five thousand years later, Vrndavana is the No. 1 temple in the world in book distribution in October, with 26,149 book points, a 72% increase

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November 27, 2013 -- 2,003 views
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