Shastra Dana in Sweden
Mukunda das: The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of March – April:
The following books have been distributed:
506 PL, 22 BG, 167 ISO,
1 Srimad Bhagavatam set 1 CC set 516 Prabhupada 171 Sri Isopanisad 20 Bhagavad Gita
36 maha books, 569 big books, and 171 small books.
Total: 776 Books
Special thanks to the following devotees for their support:
Ella & Sune Hellström, Magnus Hedström, Sten Bergil, Gilbert Rylander, Mikael Forian, Robert Åkerman, Cathryn Claesson, Bhaktinidhi das, Astasiddhi dd, Aja das & Pancavati dd, Yogindra das, Udaranga dd, Nama Rupa dd, Bahulashva das, Dharani Laksmi dd and to all those who prefer not have their names not mentioned.
Srila Prabhupada wrote to Ajita das 11 July 1973:
Please accept my blessings.
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28 June, 1973, and I have carefully noted the contents.
It is encouraging to me that you are in Stockholm trying to open a center, six of you including your wife. From your letter it appears you have found a nice place for a center there. Yes, we can use everything in Krsna’s service and when Krsna gives us a nice big house that does not mean we use it for our eating and sleeping, but we work harder in His service.
It is also very favorable that you are able to do sankirtana in the streets and getting a nice reception. The book you enclosed is excellently done. Let me know how you are doing in distributing them.
So Everything appears to be going well there, just go on increasing. As you write that the Swedish society has placed great stress on material happiness so you can expose how this material life is actually full of miseries and temporary, and the so-called happiness is only illusion. People in the western countries are becoming gradually fed up with materialistic propaganda so you will find good response simply by chanting, speaking from Bhagavad gita as it is, and distributing prasadam to everyone. Unless the human society takes to his process the situation is very precarious. So we have to work hard.
Hope this finds you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
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