Book Printing Marathon in Los Angeles, New Dwarka - Following Srila Prabhupada Part 9 - 1080p HD

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    Part 9 of Following Srila Prabhupada covers the three months May, June and July in 1975.

    First we see Srila Prabhupada establishing the preaching in Fiji but th

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    Part 9 of Following Srila Prabhupada covers the three months May, June and July in 1975.

    First we see Srila Prabhupada establishing the preaching in Fiji but the main part of this show covers Srila Prabhupada's stay at New Dwarka, Los Angeles.

    New Dwarka, Los Angeles was the headquarters of Srila Prabhupada's Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

    Prabhupada's primary service to his spiritual master was to write and print his transcendental books, and during the previous year he had been writing many books.

    Prabhupada had translated the entire 17 volume Caitanya-caritamrta book set but none of the books had been published.

    There were also three volumes of his Srimad-Bhagavatam pending publishing.



    So Srila Prabhupada was somewhat disturbed that he had written so many books but instead of publishing him the manuscripts were just lying in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in Los Angeles.

    So immediately, on a morning walk, Prabhupada brought up this point, and asked Ramesvara Prabhu, the BBT manager, how long it would take to print the pending books.

    The reply was they were currently printing one book every 3-4 months, so they could speed this up to printing one book every 2 months.

    Prabhupada contemplated this and rejected this schedule.

    Instead he ordered they print all the pending 17 books within two months.

    This was a great shock to the devotees but Ramesvara, after initially telling Srila Prabhupada that was impossible, and Prabhupada retorting that "Impossible is a word in a fools dictionary." he surrendered to the idea thinking if Prabhupada was ordering it, then somehow, it must be possible.

    That was the beginning of the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta book printing marathon of 1975.

    Somehow it was successful.

    With editors, proof-readers, typesetters and artists working 24 hours a day, all 17 books were printed within the two months.

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