The story of how 17 books got published in 2 months

January 23, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

SP’s order to print 17 books of CC in two months time

June 21, 1975 LA conversations

Prabhupāda: Oh. [break] So many dogs, “best friends.” [break] …they have erased, “No dogs on beach,” “Dogs on beach.” (laughter) Just see how lawful they are. [break] How many books are pending? Rāmeśvara?

Rāmeśvara: I think we have just added one more in the Sixth Canto since you have started translating it.

Prabhupāda: No, no. How many books are pending?

Rāmeśvara: Still about seventeen.

Prabhupāda: So?

Rāmeśvara: We have just sent Madhya Two…

Prabhupāda: They are not complete?

Rāmeśvara: You have finished them.

Prabhupāda: No, I have finished. I mean to edit, editing?

Rāmeśvara: Editing, we are done five volumes in Madhya-līlā and two volumes in Antya-līlā. But they are being held up in the Sanskrit division.

Prabhupāda: So you get it corrected. I am present. I will do that.

Rāmeśvara: I think when Nitāi and Jagannātha come,

Śrīla Prabhupāda, all the books will come out within a few months, all of them.Prabhupāda: No, no, not a few months. I want these seventeen pending books must be printed within two months. That I want. Otherwise disqualification. Yes. [break] …be done. Your so many GBC’s are here, and you are also here, I am also here. Decide! It must be done. It is too much delay. [break] …constructing something here, but stopped? What is that?

3 Days later….

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