(Gaurabda Year 527 – Starting in March)
Welcome to the January 2013 Krishna Path Newsletter
We have so much amazing news!
Lets start out right by giving you this rare and wonderful high resolution picture of Srila Prabhupada.
[Just click on the image to view or download the very high resolution file]
All the audio books that were made with our super cool audio book making program have been completely redone (again) to correct many mispronunciations of the Sanskrit words: Nectar of Devotion, Easy Journey to Other Planets, Nectar of Instruction. We have also added a new audio book called “You Mean THAT’S in the Bible?”
These AudioBooks can be downloaded for free from the free downloadable audio book page.
There are new scans of many original authorized books
All the books have selectable and searchable text and many have clickable chapter links too!
Following is a list of newly added original authorized scanned books that can be found on the KrishnaPath home page:
Teachings of Queen Kunti
Teachings of lord Kapiladeva
Easy Journey to Other Planets (both the 1977 edition and the Original edition That Srila Prabhupada himself published in India before he ever came to America).
Transcendental Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja
Vaisnava song book (The 1972 edition)
A small very old booklet simply called “TWO ESSAYS”
Krsna Consciousness The Matchless Gift
Bhagavad-gita As It Is
Srimad-Bhagavatam (both the original Indian 3 volume edition and the authorized original American editons cantos 1 to 10)
Sri Isopanisad (original authorized 1969 edition)
And so many more.
And yet more to come!
In regard to the editing of the 1969 edition of the Sri Isopanisad (and the editing of Srila Prabhupada’s original authorized books in general) Srila Prabhupada said:
“It is starting. What can I do? These cannot… These rascals cannot be educated. Dangerous. Little learning, dangerous…. Hm. He’s a dangerous, who maintains these rascal with this work. He’ll always have questions and alteration. That is his business. That is American business. They take that always. What can I do? Ultimate, it goes for editorial. They make changes, such changes…. So how to check this? How to stop this?…. they are doing without any authority…. Very serious feature. It is not possible for me to check, and they are doing all nonsense, freedom…. What to do?…. It is very serious situation…. So you… What you are going… It is very serious situation. You write one letter that “Why you have made so many changes?” And whom to write? Who will care? All rascals are there…. This is the position. They are doing anything and everything at their whim. The next printing should be again to the original way ….The rascal editors, they are doing havoc… So what to do?… [Srila Prabhupada concludes the conversation by saying:] THEY CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING…. So on the whole, these dangerous things are going on. How to check it?… So they are doing very freely and dangerously….. everything is explained in Srimad-Bhagavatam. And then these unfortunate rascals, they are distorting. What can I do? How to stop it?… Dog’s obstinacy. Na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah [Bg. 7.15]. They are last class.” (June 22, 1977, Vrndavana)
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all the devotees that are allowing the scanning of their very rare original authorized editions of Srila Prabhupada’s books, making them available to the world!
KrishnaPath believes in voluntary loving devotional service, and is all about freely sharing transcendental wisdom. All the downloads on this website are free and not locked up with passwords etc. This way they are totally free to be distributed far and wide.
The intensive, but relishable work of scanning the books and editing the scans to make the text selectable and searchable and remastering the files etc has been done over many months of hard work by a few devotees as a free loving service to everyone. We only ask that everyone downloading the scanned books and other content stick to this standard and keep them free and unlocked. Please do not turn around and insert your own label on them to sell for profit or lock them up with passwords etc. We feel this is very base and uncool.
Just be cool to each other and keep to the spirit of sharing in good faith.
“The characteristics of Krsna are understood to be a storehouse of transcendental love. Although that storehouse of love certainly came with Krsna when He was present, it was sealed. But when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came with His other associates of the Panca-tattva, they broke the seal and plundered the storehouse to taste transcendental love of Krsna. The more they tasted it, the more their thirst for it grew.” (Adi 7.20-21)
We must freely distribute the nectar.
If you like the free downloads that are offered on KrishnaPath please help others to also get the nectar by placing a link to this website (www.Krishnapath.org) on your blog/website or on others websites. Thus the storehouse of love of Krishna may be freely spread far and wide.