BY SIMHESWARA DASA
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – We are pleased to report Gaurabda 522 Cumulative Book Distribution Scores for Temples Category for the month beginning April-08 and ending October-08. The Gaurabda year ends on March 2009 with just another 5 months to go. Sri Jagannatha Mandir, ISKCON Kuala Lumpur is now leading with a score of having distributed 4624 Books and matching 2127.5 Book Points. Buntong though in the Nama Hatta category is probably the most steady in book distribution.
Click on icons below to view ISKCON Malaysia Centre Cumulative Scores and Total Monthly Scores for period of April to October 2008.
A total of 17,526 Books have been distributed by all temples. With another 5 months to go ISKCON Malaysia will need to distribute another 8,860 books to match the previous year score of 26,386 Books. We look forward to do better this year.
…. There is no literature throughout the universe like Srimad-Bhägavatam. There is no comparison. There is no competition. Every word is for the good of the human society. Every word, each and every word. Therefore we stress so much in the book distribution. Somehow or other, if the book goes in one hand, he will be benefited. At least he will see, “Oh, they have taken so much price. Let me see what is there.” If he reads one sloka, his life will be successful. If one çloka, one word. This is such nice things. Therefore we are stressing so much, “Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.” A greater mrdanga. We are chanting, playing our mrdanga. It is heard within this room or little more. But this mrdanga will go home to home, country to country, community to community, this mrdanga ……….(Srila Prabhupada Srimad Bhagavatam 1.16.18, Lecture at Los Angeles, January 5 1974)
BBT Malaysia report for September/October 2008 Book Distribution Scores are as appended below.
In the Nama Hatta Category Taman Medan finished first with 310 Books and 71.5 Book Points
In the Temple Category SJMKL finished first with 721 Books and 142 Book Points
In the State Category KL-Selangor finished first with 721 Books and 142 Book Points
Total of 305.05 Book Points and 1321 Books were distributed.
In the Nama Hatta Category Buntong finished first with 65 Books and 68.25 Book Points
In the Temple Category SJMKL finished first with 910 Books and 556.45 Book Points
In the State Category KL-Selangor finished first with 979 Books and 566.80 Book Points
Total of 2234 books were distributed calculated to 1417.05 Book Points.
All Glories To Sankirtan Devotees.