Tips to read Srila Prabhupada’s Books to Learn Krishna Consciousness!
A girl devotee asked like this:
“Hare Krishna Prabhu, I am ………………from ……………. I am just 18 but I wish to know more about Krishna Consciousness. What should I do in order to gain more knowledge on Krishna Consciousness? Hope Prabhu could guide me. Thank you! Hare Krishna! ????”
Krishna Consciousness is already there within all of us because we are all the tiny parts of Krishna. Krishna, while residing in Goloka, is also residing within all of us in heart as Paramathma. We are athma. Athma is spread all over the body. Therefore, there is always an inseparable connection between us (athma) and Krishna (Paramathma).
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However, our mind is engaged in material tasting through the senses. This prevents us from realizing the presence of Krishna within us. We allow the material thoughts tempted by maya to dominate our senses and mind. Thus, we, who are actually Krishna Conscious by birth, have become maya Conscious. This has made us to temporarily forget Krishna.
Now, we should practice NOT TO give importance to material approach. When we drive maya out, we will start to feel the originally present Krishna.
In other words, we have to divert our consciousness from maya consciousness into Krishna Consciousness. That’s all.
Therefore, the acharyas are trying to awaken this Krishna Consciousness from within us. As far as Krishna Consciousness is concerned, the revered acharya A.C.Bakthi Vedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada is synonymous with Krishna Consciousnesss.
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Why? Because, he spent his entire life to spread Krishna Consciousness. He had no second motto except spreading the Krishna Consciousness. Of course, many acharyas have worked hard to spread Krishna Consciousness. However, the simplification of the follow up of Krishna Consciousness as done by this acharya is outstanding and even a milecha can start to follow. He has recommended a clear cut simple formula and sadhanas that will definitely help to awaken Krishna Consciousness from within us.
Therefore, if we need to awaken our already hidden Krishna Consciousness, we need to follow Srila Prabhupada’s recommendations that can be learnt through his books.
To awaken Krishna Consciousness, we need to know the basic and advanced concepts. These tips to read Srila Prabhupada’s Books will greatly help you to Learn Krishna Consciousness!
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I recommend you not to read any of the books of Srila Prabhupada free of cost though they are available online free. Always buy and read them. That is why I do not post more from his books. They should be bought and read. Spiritual learning should not be done for free as per vedic tradition. We should pay and read. Or do any service back to the teachers. Be clear in that.
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Tips to read Srila Prabhupada’s Books!
(i) Just buy the small books of Srila Prabhupada and read them first. They will give the basic idea behind Krishna Consciousness nicely.
(ii) Then, read Bhagavad Gita As It Is written by him carefully. You can learn THESE 18 POINTS ON HOW TO PROPERLY READ BHAGAVAD GITA IN THIS POST.
(iii) Then read Srimad Bhagavatham also purported by him IN A PROPER WAY. You can learn THESE NICE TIPS ON HOW TO PROPERLY READ BHAGAVADAM IN THIS POST.
(iv) Then, read the “Nectar of Devotion” of Srila Rupa Gosvami further explained by Srila Prabhupada.
(v) Then, read Sri Caitanya Caritamruta, written by Sri Krishna das Kaviraj and purported by Srila Prabhupada.
(vi) After getting initiated (receiving diksha), you may read the letters and speeches of Srila Prabhupada that will make you fully dedicated for the mission of Srila Prabhupada.
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These are the tips to read Srila Prabhupada’s Books to Learn Krishna Consciousness!While reading the small books, you may not need any support from seniors. But, while starting to read Bhagavad Gita As It is, and further, you should read while attending the sathsangha of senior and junior devotees through the ISKCON centres situated near to you. There are many centers all over the world.
Read the books of Srila Prabhupada and get association of the devotees You will become fully Krishna Conscious very fast.
Hope these tips to read Srila Prabhupada’s Books to Learn Krishna Consciousness have helped you.
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