The basis of any culture is its philosophy. One of the most valuable contributions of ISKCON in society today are the books explaining the highest and most sublime philosophy in most simple words that provides practical solution to all problems at all levels.
These are not ordinary books!
“This movement is genuine, historically authorized, natural and transcendental due to its being based on Bhagvat Gita As It Is. “
Every year hundreds of thousands of Bhagwat Gita and other similar literature is distributed amongst all sections of society.
These books answer all the questions: What should be goal of life? Who am I? What is this world? What is my role in this world? How can I make my life better? Who is God? Is God reality? What is my relationship with God? How can I surrender to God? Why there are problems in this World? How can I avoid suffering? How can I be eternally happy? Etc…
By taking and reading these books people are able to rediscover the actual way to achieve happiness.
These books are encyclopedias of religion and spirituality. They are also books of psychology and lifestyle management: they give spiritual solutions to the material problems of life and are relevant to all of today’s social, political and cultural issues. These books present the ultimate goal of life and give the reader practical and direct methods for achieving spiritual enlightenment.
Because they deal with the basic philosophy that we are the soul and not the body, people from all backgrounds, from all countries, speaking any language and of all ages takes benefit from them.
People often see that these books are the key to relieving their suffering, anxiety and stress.
ISKCONs books are available in over 80 languages and the distribution team, here at the ISKCON Visakhapatnam temple, is distributing this transcendental literature to the people in and around Visakhapatnam every day.
Anyone who makes a gift of this great work [Srimad Bhagavtam] on a full moon day attains to the highest perfection of life by returning to Godhead.
(Srimad Bhagavtam 1.1.1, purport)