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Our Family Business by Vaisesika Dasa
Our Family Business – The Great Art of Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s Books is an inspirational book that can catapult your spiritual life ahead this year. Coming at the opportune 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, this book outlines the glorious history and legacy of ISKCON’s worldwide service of distributing transcendental literature as well as glimpses of the spiritual revolution unleashed therefrom.
The author, His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu, is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and an active book distributor with more than 40 years in this service. In this book, he artfully narrates the adventurous, heart-warming, exhilarating, and life-changing experiences of several book distributors. Offering insights into the service of distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books, he authoritatively describes how book distribution is “literary kirtana” and perfectly links one to the yuga-dharma, and how book distribution is high sadhana that instils a taste for hearing and chanting about Krishna.
In this very readable book, His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu discusses why we should join the family business of distributing transcendental knowledge through the written word and how book distribution benefits distributors, the devotional community, and all those who receive Srila Prabhupada’s books. He also reveals simple and vital secrets to improving and perfecting one’s daily sadhana and details the famous “Four Laws of Book Distribution” – proven principles guaranteed to improve and increase your book distribution, as well as practical ways to involve your whole congregation in book distribution, making it fun and easy!
Several senior devotees, disciples of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, have given positive reviews of Our Family Business. His Holiness Jayapataka Swami says “It’s surely a must-have.” His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami strongly recommends the book to those who distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books, those who want to distribute books but don’t feel inspired enough, and those who have never distributed books. His Holiness Radhanath Swami says he can “feel the contagious spirit of gratitude and compassion that springs from the heart of Vaisesika Dasa” on every page. “Our Family Business is a great milestone in the history of the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement,” says His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu was born in 1956. As a teen, he was an avid spiritual seeker. Soon after receiving a Back to Godhead magazine from a friend in the spring of 1973, he moved into the ISKCON temple in San Francisco at the age of sixteen and, with the blessings of his parents, became a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a full-time monk dedicated to the practice of Krishna bhakti. Today, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Her Grace Nirakula Devi Dasi, also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Together, they have developed an ISKCON community of three hundred families in Silicon Valley, based on the study and distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books. He is an initiating guru in ISKCON and travels widely to teach the tenets of devotional service and deliver seminars, offering practical guidance on making book distribution effective and enjoyable.