(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2016, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.18.1-8)

book-distributionIn the Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Lord Caitanya says, “I am only one gardener. I have so many fruits of love of God. How can I alone distribute all these fruits? Therefore I order every man in the universe to distribute these fruits.”

He says, “How can I alone…” He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he can do anything, he can distribute all these fruits, that is no problem. But he wants us to distribute these fruits because it is through distributing love of God that we can get the mercy! It is in this way that we become purified. Therefore let us become active preachers in the sankirtan movement. Every single devotee, somehow or other, must become an active preacher and we know that Srila Prabhupada was especially pleased by the distribution of his books. Let us push forward this movement together!

Prabhupada referred to an Indian railways poster which said, “The purpose of the railways is to keep the wheels turning.” This means that everything about the railways is meant for the turning of the wheels and similarly everything in this movement is meant for harinama sankirtan, to strengthen harinama sankirtan. All other services are ultimately for that. The fact that we have beautiful temples in Vrindavan is not just that we can roam around and call out “Radhe” or “Hare Krsna”. We visit the Holy Dhama to become rejuvenated, inspired and feel some fresh connection with Krsna so that we can go once again and go out and distribute!

Saṁsāra dāvānala-līḍha-loka, the whole world is blazing. It is a blazing forest fire. What are we going to do about it? It is the rain clouds of vaisnavas, ‘ghanāghanatvam’ that are going to put out that forest fire. This is our business, we have to put it out. If we do not do anything, maya is not waiting, maya is preaching in full force, all the time using all the media to bombard everybody, including us. Therefore, we must act. We must push on this movement. It is such a rare opportunity. Srila Prabhupada was encouraging his men and women equally to push on this movement forward.

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