The third instalment of pictures—some very special—are up and available for bidding. Thanks to all purchasers for their support. Imagine that a devotee who sympathised with the purpose of the picture sales, which was to finance the Hungarian NVM, donated L5000. Many, many thanks.
I have completed writing damodara-lila, but have had to put aside a reread, and fine tuning, to complete the first volume of the Varnasrama series, which when translated to Hungarian will be taught in Hungary next year. The title of the damodara-lila is Sri Damodara-janani or “Lord Damodara’s Mother.” I will return to it in a month and it should be available by late spring, depending on readiness of artwork. In the meantime a new English book, The Awakening of Spontaneous Devotional Service, is out and available. By the way it is not an excerpt from Nava-vraja Mahima. When I was recently in Ukraine someone said to me, “I don’t think I want to buy that book, I am not so advanced and it might deviate me.” I told him, “Don’t worry, the purpose of the book is to keep you from being deviated.” He took a copy. Indradyumna Maharaja bought two and Govinda Maharaja about five, one for him and the rest for friends. This month Hungarian devotees will get two books: Nava-vraja Mahima Volume 3, and Sadhavo-hrdaya-mahyam. Both will be available at Radhastami. For this month’s nectar, here is the dedication to Awakening:
“To those devotees who follow strictly the process of regulated devotional service and who constantly hear about Sri Krsna’s Vrndavana pastimes as taught by Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada.”
Dear devotees, I hope that these books of mine inspire you to read Srila Prabhupada’s books more and more. Remember that my books are just supplements, or appendices to Srila Prabhupada’s much more important and perfect compositions. Don’t waste time, make reading, hearing, and discussing what you have heard and read your lifestyle.