Writing

15th Jul 2003
Kalacakra Krsna das

Hare Krishna Vaishnavas,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Here is a wonderful punch on 'writing' from Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Brahma samhita verse 32. This was given in LA on August 14, 1972.

"Realization means you should write, every one of you, what is your realization. What for this Back to Godhead is? You write your realization, what you have realized about Krsna. That is required. It is not passive. Always you should be active. Whenever you find time, you write. Never mind, two lines, four lines, but you write your realization. Sravanam kirtanam, writing or offering prayers, glories. This is one of the function of the Vaisnava. You are hearing, but you have to write also. Then write means smaranam, remembering what you have heard from your spiritual master, from the scripture. Sravanam kirtanam visnoh. About Visnu, not for others. Don't write any nonsense thing for any nonsense man. Useless waste of time. Visnu. Write about Visnu, Krsna. This is cultivation of Krsna consciousness. Hear, write, remember, try to understand. Don't be dull, dull-headed. Very intelligent. Without being very intelligent, nobody can have full Krsna consciousness. It is for the most intelligent man. So that intelligence will come if you try to understand Krsna. We have got so many books. Always try to understand Krsna. "

Recently also I heard from one Sannyasi HH Ganapati Maharaj who visited us, that, although every activity in devotional service is blissful, writing needs a highly concentrated effort. So when we write for Krsna, about Krsna..., we are forced to put in an intense effort. And as Prabhupada says, "Writing means smaranam".  Our remembrance of the Lord becomes intense. That improves our devotional service immensely, in leaps and bounds. There are around 150 members in our list. Please, I humbly request you all to make it a point to write at least one mail every week or two weeks, so that devotees all over the world will get benefitted.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das.