What does Sastra Dana means?

Sastra means scripture and Dana means give away

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What is the purpose with Sastra Dana?

The purpose with Sastra Dana is to make it possible for all to participate in the distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books and other vedic literature through sponsoring. Our goal is to present the spiritual knowledge in this books to as many people as possible.

How do we distribute the books?

By giving them to official institutions where they can be read for example schools, libraries, prisons, hotels, waiting rooms, offices, different workplaces, coffee houses etc.

How can you participate?

By sponsoring the books, by distribute the sponsored books or by telling others about the Sastra Dana program etc.

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Which are the virtues with Sastra dana?

Everybody benefits from it! The public benefits from it being able to read about Krishna, and you yourself participate directly in the mission of the lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada. Your contribution helps to increase the book distribution, which holds the highest welfare work for humanity.

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Distrubated books during 2018
January - February

510 Beyond birth and death
15 Perfect questions perfect answers
5 A masters guidance
5 Bhagavad-gita
3 The unknowned India

The Sastra Dana program has now existed for over eight years. From August 2009 until December 2017 21.100 books has been distributed.

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."

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