One Book In Bengali by Maha-Visnu Swami
Sep01

One Book In Bengali by Maha-Visnu Swami

This past February during ISKCON's annual walking pilgrimage in Navadvipa, West Bengal, a BTG photographer snapped a special encounter. Maha-Visnu Swami, the ISKCON devotee in the pictures, tells the story. ALMOST A THOUSAND devotees were walking together that morning junior and senior, men and women, young and old. We came to the place known as "Naimisaranya," where it is said that the Srimad-Bhagavatam was...

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Questions from the Field by Rohini Suta Dasa
Mar01

Questions from the Field by Rohini Suta Dasa

 BY THE MERCY OF Srila Prabhupada, I have been distributing his books for many years, and I often travel to ISKCON centers to talk about this service. Because devotees face many challenges when distributing books, they naturally have questions both about techniques and, especially, about the right spiritual consciousness for a book distributor. Here are some questions devotees have asked me, along with my responses....

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Three Days in Nicaragua by Lavangalatika Devi Dasi
Jul01

Three Days in Nicaragua by Lavangalatika Devi Dasi

In pre-glasnost days a veteran book distributor  finds a way to get Bhagavad-gita As It Is to the Russians. After going through immigration at the Agosto de Sandino Aeropuerto at Managua. I stood in line to purchase $60 worth of cordovas (the local currency), which is required for anyone entering the city. Having been told, inaccurately, that everything is inexpensive in Nicaragua, I had brought only $200...

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Subway Saviors by Muralivadaka Dasa
May01

Subway Saviors by Muralivadaka Dasa

At Christmastime these kids go  underground to give the gift of love. The screeching of the subway car announces our arrival at the next station. "Gentlemen, this is it!" I say, lifting a box of Back to Godhead magazines as I get up. The subway grinds to a halt, and seven young men surge toward the sliding doors. As we step onto the platform, a disembodied voice crackles: "Thirty-fourth Street-Harold...

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Close Encounters by Vanamali Dasa
Apr01

Close Encounters by Vanamali Dasa

From apprehension to confidence to bliss a devotee's  first day distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. Being a devotee of Krsna and a follower of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brings with it certain responsibilities: rising early, bathing regularly, maintaining regulative principles (including abstinence from meat-eating, illicit sex, intoxication, and gambling), and of course daily chanting the...

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