In a recent discussion with an old friend we talked about why Srila Prabhupada’s disciples do not include access to his original books on their wonderfully accessible web sites. These devotees have attained wealth, fame and adoration since their early years as disciples of Srila Prabhupada. They have gone on to do great works for humanity at large opening the world to the Vedas and the realities of material existence. So why not include access Srila Prabhupada’s books? They dedicate thanks to him in the preface of their books but that is all the world knows about Srila Prabhupada when these web sites are opened as well as their books. Why?
Some have said that the relationship between Srila Prabhupada and the devotee are private so why wasn’t that understanding there when Srila Prabhupada was physically present? Srila Prabhupada never said that access to him through his disciples was a private matter only, otherwise I’d have never heard of him or read his books. The other argument is that Srila Prabhupada never made Bhaktisiddhanta's books available so why should these web sites make Srila Prabhupada’s books available? The answer is that as disciples he told us to make his books available.
There was no post Srila Prabhupada order that after he was gone that the books should not go out and that access should be denied. Denial of access to Srila Prabhupada and his books has gone on since the day he left his body. Gradually over time and with a great deal of effort by his disciples access to Srila Prabhupada’s original works has blossomed like a lotus flower. So why have his disciples who are teaching various Vedic disciplines and knowledge not giving their followers and associates access to Srila Prabhupada? I suggest you ask them.
Is it possible that giving access to Srila Prabhupada’s original works would be such a powerful distraction that these devotee web sites would loose a great deal of their audience? It is a fact as Srila Prabhupada has said that “When you know God, Krsna you will have all knowledge”
So teaching the world and giving the world access to Srila Prabhupadas books so that the world can know God, Krsna will not only revive completely Srila Prabhupada as a living guru. But as the most powerful competition to mayas world and select few good hearted and dedicated disciples.
So access to Srila Prabhupad’s books must not be denied by anyone.
From the Preface of the Srimad Bhagavatam series of books Srila Prabhupada writes.
Srimad- Bhagavatam should be introduced also in the schools and colleges, for it is recommended by the great student-devotee Prahlad Maharaja in order to change the demonic face of society”
So what self described disciple of Srila Prabhupada does not want these books to be taught in the schools in order to change the obvious and growing demonic face of society? Please speak up.
Srila Prabhupada writes.
“These books are so potent that anyone who reads them is sure to become Krishna conscious. They are so nice. So we want to make propaganda in that way. And if you are enthusiastic & sincere in your efforts, then Krishna will give you all facility. (to Prahladananda 17 Jun, 1971)”
“We must become now very serious to save the people of the world from this very dangerous situation. So become very convinced yourself of our philosophy and then your preaching will act. And try to sell as many books as possible at all the schools and colleges. This is scholarly information, flawless science. Kindly assist me in this great work, and know it for certain, that by your sincerely working in this way, you shall very soon go back to Home, back to Godhead. (to Locan 24 Nov, 1971)”
Anyone who reads Srila Prabhupada’s original books daily will know that each time they read them they get more and more information. They are transcendental literature and that is the nature of them as such. The knowledge revealed to the reader keeps expanding. So do these disciples in their particular Vedic disciplines deny access to Srila Prabhupada’s books because they are a threat to their domain? Read the allegory and ask them why on their web sites there is no access to Srila Prabhupada's original books.
The New Man of The Sea
The New Master posts on his web site: My whole life has been dedicated to learning how to cross great bodies of water. I present here in my books and CDs the information on how to build a canoe to cross the Lake of Life in this world, the source material and the nature of the lake. My teacher and master was a sea faring shipmaster and I dedicate all my works to him here.”
Then one day a new student wrote to the New Master as such.
“Dear Lake of Life expert and canoe master. Thank you for all your efforts in helping humanity. I have searched for and have located all the lectures, books and ship plans by your master and teacher. Not only is the canoe plan there but he also shows how to build a ship to cross the whole sea of life and never have to come back to the little Lake of Life again. It is so simple that even a child can do it. The plans he said are valid for anyone to have access to.
Thank you so much for introducing me to your teacher and master.
Regards. A new man of the sea.
Hasti Gopala Dasa