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Dear Parijata dasi and all the devotees.
Patita Pavana Prabhu’s comments are indeed valid and must be taken into account.
Srila Prabhupada’s position is sometimes put “into the shadow” or “background” unfortunatly quite often now adays.
When I joined the movement many many years ago, this wasn’t the case, but now unfortunatly is.
Its nice to see our Godbrothers wirtting such books, but I sometimes feel Srila Prabhupada is sometimes forgotten.
There is a great surge in devotees reading such new books, but are devotees guiding them to Srila Prabhupadas books 1st? And what better biograpghy than Srila Prabhuapdas can there be?
His Holiness Maharaja Sri Radhanath Swami mentioned in a message he sent out that he didn’t want anything in his books to be mentioned in classes in any of out Temples which is very admirable. At the same time, I feel we should first and foremost promote ONLY Srila Prabhupadas books - AS A STANDARD. Other such books can be sold and read (don’t get me wrong) but for new commers - they should be attracted to Srila Prabhupada 1st - as he IS the Acharya for our movement, and is the original siksha guru for young and old, new and long-term devotees.
Our own devotees should also know Srila Prabhupadas life story and how his movement was established by him - SINGLE handedly so they too can become benifitted by becoming stonger in their own Krishna Conciousness.
So let us connect back to Srila Prabhupaada and then once we have fully gloryfied him by reading HIS biography, move on to others.
Thats my 2 cents worth.
Comment Posted By Achyuta das On 10.09.2009 @ 20:48