MORE PRAISE FOR "OUR FAMILY BUSINESS"
Our Family Business takes us on a personal journey into Srila Prabhupada’s timeless legacy of love, wherein we can all have an intimate role. With every page I read, I can feel the contagious spirit of gratitude and compassion that springs from the
heart of Vaisesika Dasa.
- HH Radhanatha Swami
Our Family Business: The Great Art of Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s Books is a must-read sankirtana story. This book is for those who distribute Srila Prabhupada's books, who want to distribute them but don’t yet feel sufficiently inspired to, or who have never been exposed to the service. Vaisesika Prabhu has been distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books for over forty years, and he has inspired devotees around the world to perform this valuable service to Srila Prabhupada.
- HH Gopal Krishna Goswami
Gather around, young and old, and you will hear of the book distribution epidemic – well, just a relic of yester year? The sankirtana that mesmerized the ISKCON world in the ’70s –was it just an exceptional comet, blazing in a unique social period? Our Family Business absolutely, positively confirms that reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is always the core spirit of ISKCON.Amid fluctuations of enthusiasm to read and distribute Prabhupada’s books as ISKCON’s life and soul, Our FamilyBusiness pulls us all up straight – reinfecting and reinjecting us with genuine Hare Krishna dharma.
Our Family Business takes one through the Hare Krishna explosion in book distribution in a most compelling and thrilling manner from one who was a key player in it. This book also takes one into the modern day in which not only temple devotees but devotees in the congregation can participate in
the family business of distributing transcendental
literature. This book reveals how His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, ISKCON’s founder-acarya, led and inspired the devotees to distribute ancient spiritual classics of India to a Western audience seeking a higher purpose in life. From the very first pages of this book, you will not want to put it down. It’s surely a must-have.
- HH Jayapataka Swami
- HH Devamrita Swami
Vaisesika Dasa’s Our Family Business first encompasses the background and history of Srila Prabhupada and the explosion of His Divine Grace’s book distribution in the 1970s, then shifts that same dynamic energy forward, with highly practical tips for igniting a new blast of transcendental knowledge for a new millennium. Each page demonstrates, with notes, quotes, and anecdotes, how the compassionate heart of a single Vaiṣṇava invokes compassion in others, who then, as a team, reach out to share their good fortune with others, creating a sublime wave of kindness, intelligence, and light that washes gently but unmistakably over the grinding, dejected, dark lives of all in its path.
- HG Kalakantha Dasa
In Our Family Business, Vaisesika Dasa has brilliantly captured the spirit that drove Srila Prabhupada’s disciples beyond all limits to please His Divine Grace by publishing and distributing his books by the millions all over the world. Reader
beware! This book has the potential to not only rekindle that same spirit in the hearts of those who live only to elicit Srila Prabhupada’s smile, but to ignite that same spirit in the hearts of those who were not even aware that that’s what this life is all about. Thank you Vaisesika Prabhu for keeping this spirit alive!
- HH Niranjana Swami
Just as Srila Prabhupada’s books about Kṛṣṇa are Kṛṣṇa, so Vaisesika Prabhu’s masterful offering is also Kṛṣṇa in a most approachable, relishable, relevant, personal form that will educate, enlighten, and empower devotees to publish and distribute
– and read and apply – Srila Prabhupada’s books now and in the future.
- HH Giriraja Swami
Srila Prabhupada once said, “One day historians will note how this Krishna consciousness movement saved the world in its darkest hours.” Surely such historians will recount the major role that the distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books played in delivering the world from the darkness of ignorance
that so much characterizes this age. Their task has now been made all that easier with the publication of Our Family Business, by Vaisesika Dasa. His monumental work covers the entire period of book distribution in the Hare Krishna movement, from its inception in the early 1970s down to the present day. What’s more, it gives practical guidelines how this most important contribution to the salvation of humanity can go
on for centuries or even longer. Our Family Business is a great milestone in the history of the Hare Krishna movement.
- HH Indradyumna Swami
The essential realizations in Our Family Business are highly addictive. Buy it! Read it! Live it!
Forty years ago I watched in wonder as people became enchanted by Vaisesika Prabhu at O’Hare International Airport and bought books. The consciousness, philosophy, and technique behind that enchantment has appeared as words in this book. Reader, be enchanted!