Book distribution prevents misfortune
At one opulent home in London, I rang the doorbell, and in response from within came a tirade of foul language – yelling at me to go away. I did not. I kept ringing the bell. I don’t know why, but I felt that I could convince this person to take a book.
Finally, a distraught and furious young man opened the door and shouted at me “Why are you bothering me? I told you to go away! Who are you anyway?”
I told him, “I am from the Hare Krishna temple.”
As soon as he heard “Hare Krishna” his fury dissolved, and he broke down into sobs. He admitted that I had interrupted him in his preparation to commit suicide. We spoke there in his doorway for a long time. Apparently his wife and children had left, and despite his career and financial success, he was so unhappy that he was about to end his own life. He saw me as Krishna’s representative, come to save his life. He bought a Bhagavad Gita and gave a generous donation. I see him from time to time now, and he is doing very well. This incident gives me so much inspiration and confirmation to continue distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books, even against all kinds of obstacles.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to transcendental book distribution!