Getting books and surrendering to Krishna without reading them
Feb19

Getting books and surrendering to Krishna without reading them

While visiting the Kolkata temple, I met another devotee visiting the temple, who told me about the interesting way in which he joined. He’s from Algeria. As a young man visiting London in 1977, he would see the devotees, and they would sell books to him, which he wouldn’t read. But he would take them to the youth hostel and give them to the young people there. Sometimes he would find our books lying around the city, and...

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A book-distribution vacation
Feb17

A book-distribution vacation

In 2008, I was able to take an early retirement from my job. I decided to fill my van with books and visit temples I had never seen before. One place I visited was Philadelphia. After getting permission to stay in the temple, I was told to go near Rittenhouse Square for book distribution. I had decided I would sell books in dhoti and tilak and use a table. I have an efficient “book distribution kit” that fits on a two-wheel baggage...

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Class 1.15.34 in Los Angeles on December 12, 1973
Feb17

Srimad-Bhagavatam Class 1.15.34 in Los Angeles on December 12, 1973

“What is the difference between a demon and devotee? A demon is puffed up. That’s all. Falsely. That is demon. And a devotee is submissive, meek and mild. This is the difference. . . . We go, ‘My dear sir, we have got these books to understand Krishna, the Supreme Lord. So you kindly read this book. You will be benefited.’ ‘Ah, what is God? Who is God? I am God.’ This is demonism. And demigod or a devotee...

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A lady named Faith My Kay
Feb14

A lady named Faith My Kay

 She introduced herself with a Maori name, which translates into English as Faith My Kay. In the beginning of the interaction, she came off a little abrasive. We told her we were doing a study on consciousness and that she looked very conscientious. She said, “I doubt that.” We were showing her Hiding in Unnatural Happiness, and asking her how she stays so peaceful. In response, she told us that she tries to see the...

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Two drops of nectar
Feb11

Two drops of nectar

I was distributing in central Wellington and met Jake, a pleasant young chap from Nelson, who had literally just arrived in town that very morning. I showed him Bhagavad-gita and asked him to comment on the picture of the transmigrating soul. His face lit up when he saw the image. He explained that he had been run over by a car when he was 7 years old and had been in a coma for 3 days. He had an extraordinary out-of-body experience...

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