The book is a compilation
of quotes from the teachings of HIS DIVINE GRACE A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA
SWAMI PRABHUPADA on the importance of hearing from a self realized soul.
The simple practice of hearing Srila Prabhupada lecture twice daily in
association, puts His Divine practically in the center of all our lifes.
By hearing from Srila Prabhupada all misconceptions will be cleansed
from our hearts. Then we can unite and spread the Sankirtana Movement in
every town and village in the world.
"Every devotee who follows Prabhupada's teachings should have this
book!" - Rukmini Devi Dasi (USA)
"We must admit that we have realized definitely that the divine message
from his holy lips is the congenial thing for suffering humanity. All of
us should hear him patiently. If we listen to the transcendental sound
without unnecessary opposition, he will surely have mercy upon us. The
Acarya's Message is to take us back to our original home, back to God.
Let me repeat, therefore, that we should hear him patiently, follow him
in the measure of our conviction, and bow down at his lotus feet for
releasing us from our present causeless unwillingness for serving the
Absolute and all souls." (Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja offering, 1936)
That is the difference, hearing from devotees, the sound vibration
coming from the realized person. Reading the book is the same thing . .
. tattva-darsana--hearing from one who has seen the truth. Reading or
hearing from the realized person there is no difference, but hearing the
sound vibration from the realized soul is still more effective, better.
(Srila Prabhupada Letter to Punjabi premanand, S.P.L. 16th October,
The surrendering process is completed by the influence of association.
The Lord has suggested, therefore, that by the influence of the speeches
of saintly persons who have actually realized the Supreme, men are
engaged in His transcendental loving service. The conditioned soul gets
a taste for hearing about the Lord, and by such hearing only he is
gradually elevated to the platform of respect, devotion and attachment
for the Lord.
[Srila Prabhupada from Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.5]