Book Distribution in the Park, Oregon (9/25/12)


Distribution in the park.

Sriman Radha-Syam dasa brahmachari and Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa, of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, distributing books.

Photos by Sriman Radha-Syam dasa brahmachari and Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa


The bright faced brahmacharis of our Salem, Oregon Ashram are endeavoring to fulfill Sriman Mahaprabhu’s desire:

tesam vicaratam padbhyam
tirthanam pavanecchaya
bhitasya kim na roceta
tavakanam samagamah

Dear Lord, Your personal associates, devotees, wander all over the world to purify even the holy places of pilgrimage. Is not such activity pleasing to those who are actually afraid of material existence?

There are two kinds of devotees. One is called gosthyanandi and the other bhajananandi. The word bhajananandi refers to the devotee who does not move, but remains in one place. Such a devotee is always engaged in the devotional service of the Lord. He chants the maha-mantra as taught by many acaryas and sometimes goes out for preaching work. The gosthyanandi is one who desires to increase the number of devotees all over the world. He travels all over the world just to purify the world and the people residing in it. Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised:

prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama
sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama
[CB Antya-khanda 4.126]

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted His followers to move all over the world to preach in every town and village. In the Caitanya-sampradaya those who strictly follow the principles of Lord Caitanya must travel all over the world to preach the message of Lord Caitanya, which is the same as preaching the words of Krsna — Bhagavad-gita — and Srimad-Bhagavatam. The more the devotees preach the principles of krsna-katha, the more people throughout the world will benefit.—SB 4.30.37, Bhakti Vedanta Swami

Swami B.K. Giri


Sriman Radha-Syam prabhu.

Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa.

Did you know you can carry many books about Sri Krishna on those bikes?

Spreading the word.