Write for Self-Purification
(Srila Prabhupada's original typewriter)

"Regarding writing, I may quote from the Caitanya-caritamrta Adi lila, ninth chapter, the blue print of which I have just received from New York.

    esaba prasadae likhi caitanya-lila-guna
    jani va na jani, kari apana-sodhana (Cc. Adi-lila 9:5)

'It is by the mercy of all these Vaisnavas and gurus that I attempt to write about the pastimes and qualities of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Whether I know or know not, it is for self purification that I write this book.'

The purport is that for transcendental writing one must be an authorized Vaisnava and should write to purify oneself, not for credit. It may or may not be published, but one who is actually sincere in writing, all his ambitions will be fulfilled."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 14, 1973)

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