Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Printing the Caitanya Caritamrita | Hasti Gopala Dasa

Dear Prabhus!
Please accept my humble obeisances all glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Back in 2002 I was informed that it would take $100,000 to reprint the original CCs.
Apparently that is still the cost. I had proposed then with no response that if we got 100 devotees to put out $1,000 each we could have the money in less than a year. 11 years has passed or to put it bluntly $1,100,000 in printing possibilities has been lost. Understandably there is the question of trust and faith in such large fund raising. Those who are working with KBI and other Prabhupadanugas organizations have the know how regarding the functioning of secure and responsible funds gathering. For the life of me I cannot understand why there has been no fund raising for KBI to get the CC’s printed in all these years.
So again I am proposing as I did then. I have $1,000 US now available for printing the CC’s. So we now only need 99 more single donations of $1,000. Each of us can raise $83.33 a month or $20. 83 a week. We are all very good at exposing the BBT as they change Srila Prabhupada CCs but where are we when it comes to standing up for him and countering the BBT with a counter charge of printing the original CCs?

Some of us are very poor and on govt. assistance but they too would be willing to give something or others may be able to give on their behalf. At this point in history in 2013 we have more than enough web sites and security as well as numbers of devotees to get this project off the ground. I will be sending this to all the web sites on my list, please send to all the devotees and web sites on your list and see if we can get some response.
There are an endless number of ways to raise this money besides the $1,000 each lump sum, garage sales, auctions, EBay and Kiggi sales of personal items and more. So the fund raising has started you have $1,000 US in waiting, anyone else? Ask your self, if Srila Prabhupada were on line and physically still here asking for the reprinting of his original CCs would you ignore him? Of course not so let’s all step up now!
Hasti Gopala Dasa
“I have given you TLC, WHAT NEED IS THERE TO READ CAITANYA CARITAMRITA TRANSLATED BY SOMEONE ELSE. You are right to stop such reading.” SPL (VI 1987) Govinda das 20/01/70”


  1. You can print for free at lulu.com

  2. Hare Rama,
    please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    Could somebody forward this to Hasti Gopal Prabhu:

    There is an american Prabhupadanuga who is already converting Srila Prabhupadas original books to PDF:

    Why don't you contact him?
    Other devotees who might have knowledge in that field:

    When you have it digital you can just offer on demand printing via

    Another benefit is, that we do not have a distribution network for the books and with the internet you can distribute to every soul on this planet with one click.

    Bhakta Robin


  4. Hare Krsna dear deevotees pamho agt Srila Prabhupada :) Can whoever is heading up this printing project give us the exact deatails that we can confirm. Is there a committee to make sure these donation are 100 ALL used for the intended aim of printing Srila Prabhupada's CC. Who will print? where? How many? ect etc. All details that can be confirmed by each donor himself. I certainly agree that we got to start working together, maya is having a great easy time so long as we dont come together and start buidling trust and coperation!
    I c
    Hare Krsna
    all glories to your services
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada
    Ys Balarama das

  5. "Thanks Bhakta Robin I will check out hulu.com

    We have now raised just over $23,000 US for the CC's and are putting together a web site for book distribution and for investing in the books. Jitarati Prabhu has a world wide network of devotees who are completing the reformatting of the Bhagavatams for printing and then will be able to do the CC,s. He is personally working on the web site. It is also important to have the physical book for those who do not have computers or even electricity. Paper books are useful at all times regardless but of course go hand in hand with on line books. Krishna Path is doing a bang up job they are outstanding!

    Thanks for input Bhakta Robin.

    Ys Hasti Gopala Dasa"
    [Prabhupadanuga World Newsletter 26.7.2013]

    Hare Rama,
    please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Yes I agree the printed version is of course more reliable in case there is an energy problem. I was just giving my experience from online e-book distribution(I became a devotee online as well).
    I am glad the project is progressing nicely.

    Since CC is a very advanced book/postgraduate study I guess the target audience are people who are already Vaishnavas. Many might be looking for this original edition.

    Bhakta Robin