Give to Live by Karnamrita Das, with its practical, common-sense tips, will help us all
on our progressive paths. Whether we accept bhakti yoga fully or not, as long as we want to improve
our lives, to become better human beings, we will get encouragement and help from this book.
The idea of the book is that our natural function as souls is to give. We are meant to give - to other people, to the planet, to humanity, to the universe, to all living entities, and ultimately, to God. In fact, we can properly give to others only when, directly or indirectly, we give to the Supreme.
- His Holiness Giriraja Swami
This book is from a series of blogs that the author has written on krishna.com over the period of sixteen months between 2007 and 2008. Full of pictures from Annapurna devi dasi, scriptural passages, and inspired writing, with a forward by Giriraj Maharaj. Paperback, 366 pgs.
Some praise for Give to Live:
"The book Give to Live by Karnamrita Prabhu is a valuable contribution on how to practice Krishna Consciousness in daily life. We learn best by observing how others live, and hearing their Krishna consscious perspectives. In this book, we find many inspiring lessons for all of us which can change our lives and the lives of others in a meaningful way."
"Give to Live is a beautiful documentation of following one's path, the lessons learned, the adventures and the struggles. [This book is] very sincere and 'down to earth'. Although I am not a devotee, I found the book accessible, the words very engaging and thoughtful. Karnamrita writes with care and love. There is much wisdom in this book."
- Jennifer Boose, Director, School of Esoteric Healing, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
"This is an intimate glimpse into the mind and heart of a Krishna-conscious writer, a portal into the soul of a man with a mission to give. By making prodigious use of scriptural quotes, pithy insights, personal anecdotes, poetry, wit and finely crafted prose, Karnamrita Das conveys his sincerity and determined effort as a spiritual practitioner."
-Steven Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)
"Reading Give to Live is like taking a stroll down a beautiful parkway with an honest, kind friend who keeps wanting to give his gifts. His insightful musings, based on relevant scriptures are an easy, devotional read . . . this book is definitely a gift to servants of the Lord everywhere."
-Krishnanandini Devi Dasi, President and co-founder of the Grihastha Vision Team
"Karnamrita Das has developed a unique and very personal approach for those who are standing at the precincts of bhakti or who have only recently taken it up. His approach is a loving, personal and compassionate one. . . May he touch the hearts of his readers and may he provide the spark for their discovery of the infinite grace of the Lord."
-Rupa-vilasa Dasa, author of a series of books about the Gaudiya Vaishnava acharyas
"People will appreciate your book because you, the writer, are likeable and approachable. You have a wealth of experience and realization, and you're honest and real. You possess compassion and empathy. Since you convey that you care what happens to us, you capture our attention and open our hearts to all the wisdom you have to share."
-Anuradha Murray, bhakti practitioner, Wales, United Kingdom