Pleasing Srila Prabhupada is Easy

I am only one person, but because all of you have kindly cooperated with me, this movement has now become a success all over the world. . . . Even if one does not read the book but simply holds it and sees it, he is benefited.  (Bombay – May 6, 1977)

The staleness of everyday life is transformed into the fresh and exciting ecstasy of the spiritual world by a sense of anticipation that at any moment we could be an instrument of the Lord’s pleasure.  For our own benefit, we’re all called to become full-time Sankirtan devotees: ‘kirtaniya sada hari…’

Carrying a few transcendental books with us everywhere we go is the easiest way to give traction and meaning to this prayer of becoming an instrument of Mahaprabhu’s mercy and pleasure.

Each One Carry One

ataeva āmi ājñā diluṅ sabākāre
yāhāṅ tāhāṅ prema-phala deha’ yāre tāre

Therefore I order every man within this universe to accept this Krishna consciousness movement and distribute it everywhere (CC Ādi 9.36).

In the Chaitanya-charitamrita, this Krishna Consciousness Movement is compared to a transcendental tree.  The fruits of this tree are love of God, and Sri Krishna Chaitanya has commanded us to eat these fruits and distribute them all over the world:

yāre dekha, tāre kaha ‘kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa.

Whomever you meet, simply talk with him about the instructions given by Krishna or tell him of narrations about Krishna (CC Madhya 7.128).

By keeping a few of Srila Prabhupada’s books and kṛṣṇa-prasādam with you wherever you go, you can easily experience the same joy and excitement that devotees felt in the early days of the Hare Krishna movement when Srila Prabhupada walked the planet.

Bring Krishna Everywhere You Go

Follow these four simple steps:

1. Get books
2. Get prasadam
3. Get a bag
4. Carry the bag with you

"I commit to carrying Srila Prabhupada's books and Krishna prasad."

Afraid of What Might Happen? Don’t Be!

HG Mahatma Das: “Is book distribution actually painful, difficult, the cause of anxiety, etc.?  I must admit that I have felt all these and other negative emotions while on book distribution, usually when I’d first go out or when I’d be having a rough day.  Time and again, however, those negative emotions were replaced by bliss, enthusiasm, and satisfaction as the day went on.  Plus, by sticking it out I would get a dose of massive purification.  And this had nothing to do with how many books I distributed.

If you make the effort to distribute books, Krishna takes note.  And that goes to you eternal benefit.

Testimonials

Late Night @Gas Station

I actually never do this!!! The other day I had to go shopping super late at night for some school supplies and I stopped for gas on the way. I had just woken up from an unexpected nap, was still half-asleep… I wasn’t in a

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Ozo In December

Last December I was seeing off Bhakta Ozo before he drove back to Grand Rapids. Somehow I was carrying a few Spanish books with me and he is a native Spanish speaker. In the parking lot we both noticed a hispanic guy working to break

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Resources

Book Distribution Tips

Lectures on Book Distribution

Sankirtan Inspiration

Srila Saraswati Thakur
To ensure that this krsna-kirtana does not become lost in the ether, it is being recorded and presented as devotional literature. Thus, people in future epochs will also be able to hear this krsna-kirtana.
Srila Thakur Bhaktivinod
The showing of compassion to all fallen souls by loudly chanting the holy name of Krishna is the essence of all forms of religion.
Srila Thakur Mahasaya
We are sure that one day some magnanimous person will come and will develop the movement of ecstatic love of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, distributing books all over the world. Until then, what will we, persons who are poor, bereft and abominable, do?

About Us

Each One Carry One is a humble attempt by The Harmony Collective Team (ISKCON Ypsilanti) to serve Srila Prabhupada’s desire to see everyone happy and enthusiastic in Krishna Consciousness.
info@theharmonycollective.org

Our Mission

We want to encourage every member of the Krishna Consciousness movement to please Srila Prabhupada by making book distribution a part of their every day life. 

Our Offer

  • Commit to carry books & prasadam
  • Offer books to people you meet
  • Share stories of mercy