The Transcendental chain letter.

Srinivas Acharya was able to find a spiritual master, was able to find someone to teach him the Bhagavatam. He walked literally thousands and thousands of miles through unlimited – just he wanted to study the Bhagavatam. With this type of determination we should actually vigorously, with full attention be studying the Bhagavatam regularly trying to understand what is the actual essence, what is the purport of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Especially we are so fortunate that Srila Prabhupad has written the purport, we don’t have to carry around palm leaves, it has been put into this printed form, very convenient to carry. You can get it in one volume, you can get it in 60 volumes, get it on micro film, get it even on tape. So in this way we are very fortunate that we have the Srimad Bhagavatam and we should regularly study the Srimad Bhagavatam with that type of eagerness as was exhibited by Srinivas who was later given the title Acharya by the Goswamis, so he became Srinivas Acharya. It was Srinivas Acharya after reading the Srimad Bhagavatam then he was ordered to distribute the Bhagavatam. So this is also the purport that we should understand that by reading the Bhagavad Gita, the Srimad Bhagavatam, these transcendental literatures, then it is our duty to also give them to others. To preach this message to others. Not simply we read and become liberated and then we – it ends there. But we should continue on like a transcendental chain letter. If each person that gets the science of Bhagavatam in turn teaches at least one other, but say if they teach ten others or one hundred others then in this way the Krishna consciousness movement can expand manifold and that is the only way of even trying to repay although we can never fully repay, this is the only way of showing our desire for repaying the debt, is to be Krishna conscious and try to make others Krishna conscious

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1984, 26th Sep, SB class @ Murari Sevaka Farm, USA