The Power of Prayer
Nov18

The Power of Prayer

For the duration of last years Srila Prabhupada’s book marathon I was traveling with Hriman Krishna in the South Island. When we stayed in Dunedin, Hriman Krishna suggested that I do a day trip to Oamaru which is roughly an hour and a half drive north of the city. When I arrived in Oamaru I grabbed my book bag and enthusiastically jumped out on to the street. For the next 3 hours all I heard was “No!!, I don’t want to know!!”...

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Distributing books at Dreamforce, a salesforce conference

At this conference, held from November 6-9 in San Fransisco, I had these experiences. On the first day, a person came up and told me, "I have read the whole Bhagavad-gita, and I wanted to meet other devotees. It is a miracle that is happening." He told me that he chants Hare Krishna whenever possible, and he has never met a devotee before or been to a temple. He took some books and gave a donation. On the second day, he came...

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Why take sankalpa (a goal) for book distribution?
Nov14

Why take sankalpa (a goal) for book distribution?

Sankalpa makes it easy for us to turn to Krishna in surrender, to achieve our goal. And thus two things are achieved: increased surrender to Krishna and achievement of goal. I will share two incidents that demonstrate this. “I want to distribute 25 Gitas in this building,” I prayed, while walking up the steps of the LIC office in Pondy Bazaar. Very soon a young man told me to meet Mr. Rajesh on the second floor. Rajesh was not in his...

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Book distribution is sometimes like meeting old friends
Nov09

Book distribution is sometimes like meeting old friends

The other day I had time between services to go out. Managing to scrambling out the door I was Inspired by how Lord Krishna would sometimes dress as a commoner and walk amongst His citizens in cities like Mathura or Dvaraka. Taking note of the peoples opinion and curious of their concerns, the Lord surveyed the scene. I too like to people watch, walk and talk, stroll and drop. When conversations call my attention I swoop in ready to...

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Fisher’s Ghost Festival in Sydney and the icing on the cake
Nov06

Fisher’s Ghost Festival in Sydney and the icing on the cake

I was uncharacteristically minding my own business after a very busy day of book distribution at Fisher's Ghost Festival in Campbelltown, in south Sydney, when Tony, a geologist, looked at the Gita in my hand and “Searching for Vedic India.” He very solemnly said, “The best place to hide something is to keep it in plain sight.” I asked, “What do you mean?” He responded, “Here you are,...

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