From maha apple to maha books
Dec11

From maha apple to maha books

I was in Rotarua (New Zealand) desiring to hit a certain goal of Krishna books, I had two sets left and was walking through the mall pondering whether or not Krishna would allow me to do them before the day was up. Then I saw emerging from the crowd of Black Friday shoppers an Indian man working for Bidvest, he had Tulsi wrapped around his neck and was pushing a delivery trolly. I stopped him and he said loudly “Hey you, you...

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Krsna and us — and the souls we want to reach
Nov27

Krsna and us — and the souls we want to reach

In a letter to Subala on November 12, 1967, Srila Prabhupada wrote, “Theprinciple of chanting is to glorify the Lord and not to attract a crowd. IfKrsna hears nicely, then He will ask some sincere devotee to gather in sucha place.” The same goes for book distribution. If we’re Krsna conscious, and we’regoing out to glorify Krsna and help the conditioned souls, Krsna will sendpeople to us to come and take books....

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It wasn’t your time…
May15

It wasn’t your time…

I was distributing in Germany and approached a man, introducing myself as a monk. I mentioned karma and reincarnation. He asked, “You are a monk? I’ll tell you what. I have experienced something incredible. Let me tell you what happened to me. I had some serious health problems and died — legally dead. My brain was not provided with oxygen for so long that according to conventional medicine it was not possible to survive. What...

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From student to mayor
Apr24

From student to mayor

In 1989, I had just returned to Canada from a six-year term in New Delhi, serving there as the temple president. I would walk the halls of McGill University and distribute books to students. One Indian student named Arjun Singh was quite intrigued by my activities and eventually got a book from me. Fast forward to summer 2017. I was organizing the Festival of India in a large Park in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and intended to...

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A smart girl
Apr22

A smart girl

Mahotsaha prabhu recalls: A Really cool Brooklyn college student from the Dominican Republic came by and she was in a very happy mood. I said: “Wow you look like you’re so cool. You must be a smart girl, at least smarter than me! These are the best books from India on meditation and love.” She said: “I’d love to take them but I’m going on a date right now. How am I going to carry all these books?” I said: “No problem when you meet...

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