A Hostel in Downtown San Diego
Dec21

A Hostel in Downtown San Diego

USA Hostels A hostel in downtown San Diego Bhakta Pedro was first exposed to Krishna consciousness in Portugal, the country where he grew up. At one point he moved to the US where he spent the first couple of years traveling and enjoying himself. Eventually he settled down in Ocean Beach, one of the towns that make up the city of San Diego. There he lived and worked at the local youth hostel. During this period he again came in...

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South American BBT
Dec21

South American BBT

by Madhava Smullen Spanish is the second most widely-spoken language in the Western World.  And while many of the people of South America are poor, their piety and respect for religion is such that they will part with their last pennies in exchange for a spiritual book. On top of that, even staunch Catholics show a warm receptivity to yoga and Indian philosophy. Yet rather than triumph, history only reveals a dark struggle for...

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Book Distribution is Contagious
Dec20

Book Distribution is Contagious

Recently, Udhayan Prabhu, one of the devotees attending the Bhakti Vriksha program in our house, met me in the train that I distribute Srila Prabhupada's books in every day. He was on his way to Mumbai, but he spontaneously volunteered to carry the books and distribute some books himself. We did a good number of books that day. A few days later I met one of the persons who had taken a copy of the Ramayana in English compiled by...

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Srila Prabhupada Letter to Ramesvara, 1st January 1975
Dec20

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Ramesvara, 1st January 1975

“If we simply speak nicely to a person and try sincerely to get him to take the book he'll take it. Why should we adopt unfair means? We should not do anything which will create a bad impression or make us unpopular. People are after these books, they are hankering for them. We don't need to take cheating method. I never had to use any cheating method when I first began. I simply presented the real thing. Basically and...

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Two travelers pick up books
Dec19

Two travelers pick up books

Met a man today with two suitcases. I asked him why he looked more peaceful than everyone else, and he said because he has suffered so much. I showed him the Gita, but he said he had the Gita. I showed him "Searching For Vedic India," which he immediately took a liking to. He said he is going to India next year. He gave $20 and took the book. (He said that he was an upscale homeless man. His wife had left him and his kids...

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