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Shrila Sarasvati Prabhupada on Preaching

Post Author: Bhushan Nityananda dasa    Date: 2007-12-24 09:07:23
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna!

Gurudeva, please accept my humble obiesances at your lotus feet
dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees

All Glories to Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya His Divine Grace Shri Shrimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada Gosvami.
All Glories to Parmahansa Parivrajakacharya His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Shrila Prabhupada Gosvami

A very kind devotee gave me Shrila Prabhupada lilamrita. In that in chapter "How shall I serve You?" I read these teachings of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada, which I felt are very inspiring.

" He would send his bramhacharis out to sell the Gaudiya Math magazine and books, and even if a bramhachari were able to sell only one or two, it would please him very much, and he would exclaim"You are so nice."
In considering if essays are worthy of publication, he would count how many times the word Krishna or Chaitanya had been used; if these holy names had been quoted sufficiently, he would say. "Thats all right , this can be used."
He would say in Bangali "Pran ache yar, se hatu prachar" "A person must have life to be a preacher-a dead man cannot preach".
When some of his preachers who had gone to chant and preach reported that no one had attended their meeting, Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta replied, "That dosent matter. The four walls will hear you. That is sufficient. Dont be dissapointed, go on chanting." And in commenting on the fact that some of his disciples had fallen away: "Some of the soldiers will die," he said.
He did not want his disciples to lead an easy going life - he once critisized his disciple as being "ease loving" - nor should they attempt to practise austerities in seclusion.

By reading this, I am really inspired, simply if one can write an essay which has more holy names of Lord Gauranga Krishna, then it can be published and that will be preaching.

as i am ignorant please forgive me mistakes and offenses

your aspiring servant
bhushan nityananda das

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-24 10:01:51
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Thanks Bhushan for this nice quote. Your above essay is also preaching because it increases our enthusiasm in spreading the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna.

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

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