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SASTRA DANA

What does sastra dana means?

Sastra means scripture and dana means gift.


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What is the purpose with shastra dana?

The purpose with sastra dana is to make it possible for anyone to participate in the distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books and other Vedic literatures through sponsoring. Our goal is to present the spiritual knowledge in these books to as many people as possible.

How do we distribute the books?

By donating them to public institutions where they can be read by people in general, for example schools, libraries, prisons, hotels, waiting rooms, offices, different workplaces, coffee houses etc.

How can you participate?

By sponsoring the books, by distributing the sponsored books, by telling others about the sastra dana program etc.

What are the benefits of shastra dana?

Everybody benefits from sastra dana! The public benefits by being able to read about Krishna, and those who support sastra dhana participate directly in the mission of Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada. Your contribution helps to increase the book distribution, which is param upakar, the highest welfare work for the whole of humanity.


Sastra dana books distributed during January and February, 2018:

510 Beyond Birth and Death
15 Perfect Questions Perfect Answers
5 Science of Self-Realization
5 Bhagavad-gita
3 The Hidden Glories of India

The sastra dana program was started more than eight years ago.
From August, 2009 until December, 2017, not less than 21,100 books have been distributed.

Bankgiro: 518-0310

Special thanks to the following devotees
for their support to the book distribution:


HH Smita Krishna Swami, Sri Jayadeva das, Ella & Sune Hellström, Aja das & Pancavati dd, Magnus Hedström, Sten Bergil, Jayesh das, Muktarama das, Mikael Forian, Radha Priya dasi, Mikael Johansson, Robert Åkerman, Cathryn Claesson, Astasiddhi dd, Yogindra das, Bahulashva das, Dharani dd






Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation – August 22, 1976, Hyderabad:

"To be quickly recognized by Krsna,
this is the short-cut process. He never says those who are sitting
in a secluded place meditating or chanting, doing nothing. He never says
that "They are My very dear devotees." But those who are preaching–na
ca tasman manusyesu kascin me [Bg. 18.69]. Just like government
takes more care for the soldiers, especially when there is fighting.
They are giving life for the state. So their comfort–first consideration.
In the warfield, enough supplies. Anything the soldiers require.
Enough supplies."





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