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Hare Krishna! We hope this website will inspire you to do what was very pleasing to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada - book distribution. Here you will find book distribution stories, quotes, videos, audio, images, etc. In short, you will learn of the importance Srila Prabhupada placed on book distribution for our ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada's books have changed hundreds of thousands of lives in a very positive way. The mission of this website is to increase the number of people who have been blessed by reading Srila Prabhupada's transcendental words of wisdom. 

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Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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For the first time the BBT has printed Arabic books. Devotees from around the world are now distributing these books and getting good responses. Srila Prabhupada said, “Anyone who preaches in any way in the Muslim world, I take the dust of their feet on my head."
 

Recent Sankirtan Stories

The thought that counts: by Madhu Mangal das

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Furthermore, if one engages not only in hearing but in trying to broadcast the message of devotional activities as well, or if he engages himself in helping the missionary activities of Krsna consciousness, he gradually feels spiritual progress. This advancement in spiritual life does not depend on any kind of previous education or qualification. The method itself is so pure that by simply engaging in it one becomes pure. (Bhagavad- gita 9.2) I approached a young man in Greenmarket Square, on his back he carried a rather heavy looking backpack, which a small tent and sleeping bag was attached to. He looked very tired and a bit disheveled, sweating and unshaven. I could see that he had been on the road for quite some time. He was hungrily eating a cheese sandwich, as though he had not eaten for a long time. I introduced myself to him and presented Srila Prabhupada's to him. He looked at them with interest, (speaking and munching at the same time) and told me that he had see them before and had read some as well. No, he was sorry he could not take a book, as he did not have much money. I told him that it was okay, he could give what ever he liked. I told...

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Sankirtan Adventures in Toronto

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Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga! It has been a while since I wrote about Sankirtan. That does not mean I didn't get to go out of Sankirtan, though I must admit I went out less than I wanted to. Serving at ISKCON Toronto, I am blessed with many opportunities and encouragements for Sankirtan, and it is actually hard not to go out on Sankirtan. Over the years, my style has changed, and steadily I have learned so much that you can only learn if you do go out on Sankirtan regularly. As far as I can see, Sankirtan is truly the best way to remain in Krishna consciousness, when I start feeling low, I go back to the basics, sincere effort to chant Hare Krishna better, Srila Prabhupada's books and hearing his lectures, questions to my spiritual master, and Book Distribution! Writing about Sankirtan is Sankirtan also, and here's my opportunity to write about one such magical outing. Each Sankirtan experience is "magical", but sometimes it gets even more special. A couple ofSaturday ago was the Monthly Sankirtan Festival in Toronto. It was warm for February (+4C) and no wind, and I thought it was a great day to be...

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More Stories from Vrndavana bds Seminar

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by Vijaya das Once one devotee spoke with a lady enrolled in a university in an East European country. It was summertime and very hot. She was looking out the window and saw a book outside her window that was keeping up the window in the next apartment. She saw the book and was amazed how beautiful it was (the Krsna book). She was spiritually inclined so she could understand by looking at it that in was a spiritual...

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Observatory staff visits a book table

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Griffith Park Observatory is a famous tourist spot in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of foreigners and locals pass through to view the stars, educational exhibits, and a dazzling light show. It is like a temple of atheism. Perhaps it is the atheistic, Western version of the transcendental Vedic Planetarium that Srila Prabhupada had in mind. With a little legal shove from a lawyer, Amarendra Prabhu, we have re-established a nice book table there. Bhakta Jaya Kush was there...

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Long Lost Devotee Gets Sets of Books

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An older man was watching my attempts to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books. He approached me and asked whether I had any new books. He introduced himself as Vedanta Dasa. He lost contact with devotees for twenty-five years. After a nice conversation with me, he bought some small books and went on his way. During the marathon, Vedanta Dasa approached me again, four months since the initial contact. He was looking into my box of books asking for more books,...

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“Book Distributors Should Go to the Mayapur Festival” — Srila Prabhupada

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Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. The new book on book distribution, called "The Brhat Mrdanga," is now in the editing stage. Dravida Prabhu is editing it. Along with all the wonderful stories and realizations of devotees, I want to have pictures of senior devotees distributing books. In the middle of the picture section I'd like to have one picture of as many book distributors from around the world as possible, a...

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More Bold Preaching from Tulasi Devi Dasi

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Hare krsna Prabhus, I stopped this religious professor who was on his way to India for a big religious conference. A meeting of religions. So I tried to get him to take a book, speaking of the importance of reading these books and the real purpose of going to India. But he kept saying "No, no room, too heavy, etc." So finally, (he was an elderly man) I said, "Look, you should take real advantage of this trip to...

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From Dark Matter to Krsna

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Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances All glories to Srila Prabhupada. A few days ago I met a student at the University of Toronto who at first maintained his distance, saying, "I'm not really into yoga and that kind of stuff." I asked, "Ok, what kind of stuff are you interested in?" "Ice hockey," he replied. "I don't know anything about ice hockey, but check out this book." And I showed him a "Beyond Birth and Death."...

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Thoughts on upcoming Book Distribution marathon by Bhakti Vikas Swami

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Is distributing Srila Prabhupada's books just a leftover from the past? Is it relevant in ISKCON today? For the answer look to Srila Prabhupada's words and look all around. Srila Prabhupada was very clear that he wanted distribution of his books to continue. "So please, I beg you, continue distributing my books in this way and Krsna will pour His blessings upon you all." Srila Prabhupada BEGGED us to distribute his books, and why? Look all around to see....

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Fridjof’s family is receiving books from Fridjof

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During the marathon I stopped an elderly gentleman named Fridjof in New Plymouth (on the west coast of New Zealand), who was surprised to see me with a Bhagavad-gita in my hand. He exclaimed, "I've read it and I love it." He was familiar with Vedic literature, and we proceeded to have a wonderful discussion about Krishna's teachings in the Gita. After this, I showed him 'Chant and be Happy'. Taking out his wallet, he enthusiastically donated $20. We...

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The last Book Distribution Seminar in Mayapur

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Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. On the third and last day of the 2011 book distribution seminars in Mayapur. Kavichandra Swami said, "There's never enough book distribution. Sometimes devotees say, 'We've distributed so many books, so where are the devotees who are supposed to come from book distribution?' But we're distributing for the pleasure of the spiritual master and the previous acaryas, and that is all we really need to do....

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