1. Prabhupada’s books attract like Krsna; others are food for crows

    Tamala Krsna: In the Krsna book there’s the part where Lord Brahma steals away all the calves and children, so then Krsna gives Himself instead. So Balarama is wondering, “How is it possible that everyone is so attracted?” Then the explanation is, “He’s Krsna.” So these books are there. People are automatically attracted. I don’t think they’re so attracted to any other books.

    Prabhupada: No, what other books? Rubbish. I say rubbish. There is no book. Mental speculation is not book. Garbage.

    Tamala Krsna: Food for crows.

    Prabhupada: [laughs] Yes. It is garbage. Tad-vaga-visarga-janata…, pragrnita, tad vayasa-tirtham: “Garbage for the crows.” Yes. No swan will come there. That is already explained. Krsna has at least saved us from reading this garbage. We are not interested with any book or newspaper or anything. We kicked out. At least I am not interested in reading any other except Bhagavata.

    Conversation – June 26, 1977, Vrndavana