…you should write, every one of you…

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Srila Prabhupada has said that we should write down our spiritual realisations. However small, it doesn’t matter, we should make a record of what we realise when we read books, or when we chant, or when we associate with other devotees.

In a talk in Los Angeles, in 1972, Prabhupada told everyone, “Realisation means you should write, every one of you. What is your realisation? You write your realisation, what you have realised about Krsna.”

He goes on to say, “Whenever you find time, you write. Never mind, two lines, four lines, but you write your realisation.”
In the same talk Prabhupada says, “Writing or offering prayers, glories. This is one of the functions of the Vaisnava.” Remembering and glorifying Krishna is one of the processes of Bhakti. Writing can be a vehicle to improve our Bhakti. Not only that, if others read what we have written they can also learn and be inspired.

In his purport to Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi 9.5, Prabhupada guides us saying “One should attempt to write for self purification.” We shouldn’t write for recognition, but to improve ourselves. In the purport he says If we are sincere in our writing all out ambitions will be fulfilled.

In a lecture in January, 1971, Prabhupada says, “If you sit down and write some article on Krsna, that means you have to concentrate on Krsna’s activities or Krsna’s devotees’ activities, and that very process will purify your heart.”

We should find ways to occupy ourselves with Krishna consciousness, and writing about our realisations could be one of those ways. Srila Prabhupada says It may or may nor be published, but it will purify us to do it.

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