Srila Prabhupada Letter to Robert Hendry, 3rd August 1969
Jan03

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Robert Hendry, 3rd August 1969

“So far as your dress is concerned, that is immaterial. But as a soldier you know that every soldier has got a uniform dress according to the army etiquette of regulation. Therefore, the army of Krsna consciousness must have at least the tilaka on the forehead in all conditions. For your business you can wear your naval service uniform; similarly, if you have tilaka on your forehead as a soldier of Krsna consciousness, you may...

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Revolution in a readers life
Dec26

Revolution in a readers life

Hare Krsna, Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! I came across your website recently and was really inspired. I am not a very voracious book distributer but have a small story to tell. In my engineering days in Bangalore, I was reading Bhagavad-gita in my class, and since the lecturer was absent my fellow classmates were asking me questions. This went on for two hours, and then I promised...

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Our best friend and ever well-wisher
Dec26

Our best friend and ever well-wisher

We all know that Srila Prabhupada signed letters with 'Your ever well-wisher.' Today's Srimad Bhagvatam class, followed by some sankirtan, gave me a small glimpse into what it means to be someone's well-wisher. This morning in class I asked Vaisesika Prabhu a question: How not to constantly feel like a failure in service? One key message he gave was to have friends and mentors – and he...

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Who’s buying Gita’s at the Harinam at Union Square?
Dec26

Who’s buying Gita’s at the Harinam at Union Square?

A group of young people who get together and read Plato’s Republic chose Union Square because of the good weather one October day. When they passed our harinama party, a devotee lady invited them to offer candles to Damodara, and they all did, holding their Republics in their hands. I talked to their leader about Plato’s analogy of the cave and how this world is a perverted reflection of the...

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Spanish treasures
Dec26

Spanish treasures

Hare Krsna, Today at the office, it was just another normal day, and I was between patient cases . . . until a lady peered through my office door, which was half ajar. She said, "Oh, I see, you are the one with the Bhagavad Gita!" It turns out she is an Registered Nurse who works for the family-doctor group in my building.  She is there on Fridays when I am at another location. She was referring to...

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