College preaching in the USA

Recently, at the University of South Carolina, a woman approached me, partly out of breath, and said, “I’m so glad you’re still out here.” I had just distributed my second-to-last Bhagavad-gita for the day, & before I could wonder who would get the last one, she suddenly appeared. She explained, “A colleague in my office showed me a copy of that Gita you’re holding, which he got a little earlier from a gentleman out here.” [That...

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Special Class on Book Distribution by Vijay Prabhu
Apr03
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The power of book distribution
Mar27

The power of book distribution

In the early 1980s, my father was a doctor working with the United Nations. He had some friends who were visiting the United States, and while there, they met a devotee in the airport who gave them a BTG. They were Buddists, so they weren’t very interested, but they knew that my father was a Hindu, so they took the BTG magazine back to Burma, where we lived and gave it to my father. He never read it. But I saw it and read it. I...

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Al Furqan
Mar19

Al Furqan

I was walking back to my car after few hours of Stree chanting and books, this was in Burwood Sydney, with couple books still in my hand. I came upon what appeared to be a Chinese restaurant, the owner sitting outside having a smoke. Turned out to be an Islamic Chinese restaurant and the owner belongs to Chinese occupied Kashmir. Looking at my attire and Indian appearance,  he started using some provocative language such as...

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I left Guru but Guru didn’t leave me
Mar16

I left Guru but Guru didn’t leave me

We went to apartments door to door distributing Sri Caitanya Caritamrita sets in the Bay area. We saw one middle aged lady at one apartment, we greeted her by saying “Hare Krishna” and she replied with “Hare Krishna.” She studied in Varanasi and said when she was studying she used to follow Srila Prabhupada and the Hare Krishna movement. After college, however, she left chanting and she told us once in while...

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