Submitted by Vibhu Caitanya Das
Submitted by Vibhu Caitanya Das
“Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life,” by Jayadvaita Swami, has won the 2016 Benjamin Franklin gold award for the year’s best book in the “religion” category.
The award was announced by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the authority for the awards, at a ceremony on March 8 in Salt Lake City.
The IBPA is the largest publishing association in the United States.
“Vanity Karma” is published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the world’s largest publisher of India’s classic books of spirituality.
Dear Temple Presidents, African Ambassadors and Followers of Śrīla Prabhupāda.
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa kindly reminds you to please honour March 14th as “BBT ONLY” Day, whereupon Śrīla Prabhupāda wrote a letter to this effect on this day in 1974. Please download a copy of the original letter below for further circulation.
We humbly request that you promote “BBT ONLY” Day by distributing books published by the BBT, making others aware of the importance of the day and Śrīla Prabhupāda’s letter or you may print the letter and related circular for display on noticeboards. Classes themed on the letter and instructions contained therein are also encouraged.
Thanking you in advance,
Rādhādyuti devī dāsī
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Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
It was a pleasure chatting about book distribution to all the ISKCON South Africa Temple Presidents over the last few days.
This year we have all committed to increase book distribution by 40% or 50 000 books. Many temples have interesting ideas like: Weekend Warrior Programs and book gift packs, which will be distributed to the congregation during the Sunday programs. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple has an organised travelling program and book tables at various venues including leading shopping malls.As we say goodbye to 2015, a year in which we experienced load shedding, drought, global terror and our own shortcomings; we look forward to one last major festival in the year (no, it is not the last day of Kartik), the 2015 Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon (25 November – 25 December). The more the world faces misery and fear, the more I realise that the world can find solutions, peace and real happiness in Srila Prabhupadas books.
This is a special year as we celebrated Srila Prabhupadas 40th Anniversary of his visit to South Africa and one way we can show our gratitude to His Divine Grace is by distributing his books. Srila Prabhupada mentioned several times that book distribution brings him life.
Listed below are the pledges from all the temples, which I think is realistic and achievable.Kindly continue to encourage the devotees to distribute the books.
Happy Sankirtan. Hare Krishna.
On behalf of the ISKCON SA Book Distribution Ministry,
Vibhu Caitanya Das
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