Books

Please regularly chant Hare Krishna, read Srimad-Bhagavatam, and very soon you will get other books also, like Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Teachings of Lord Caitanya, and always read and talk about Krishna between yourselves, and always remember that this life is but a flash only. We have to seek after our eternal life in Krishna Consciousness and be transferred to the spiritual world in the association of Krishna. Continue to keep your present attitude and certainly even within this life, you will be successful in attaining perfection of Krishna Consciousness.

Srila Prabhupada Letter to: Dayananda — Montreal 7 July, 1968

Krishna explains that there is nothing in this world as sublime as
transcendental knowledge. Firstly, knowledge is compared to a sword
which cuts down our doubts and helps us remain determined and
confident in the spiritual quest. Secondly, knowledge is likened to a
lamp which warns us of the obstacles and impediments that we may
encounter in our lives. Thirdly, knowledge is compared to a boat which protects us from the sufferings of this oceanic world, and simultaneously carries us to the spiritual realm, face-to-face with Krishna. When Srila Prabhupada spoke into the Dictaphone and translated the timeless wisdom of the Vedas, Lord Krishna and the great teachers spoke through him. That spiritual sound was then transformed into the printed word and made available to all.

Tip: Read the books translated and commented by Srila Prabhupada.
Along with the well-known Bhagavad-gita there is the Srimad
Bhagavatam, which describes Krishna’s divine appearance within
this world, as well as accounts of his many avatars. Srila Prabhupada
also published the Caitanya Caritamrita, the biography and detailed
teachings of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Krishna’s most recent incarnation. There are many smaller books with conversations, short articles and poems. It’s best to read daily, either a certain number of pages or for a certain amount of time. We can make a thorough study, noting interesting or difficult passages, or we can simply read our way through, confident of our spiritual purification.