Have contact information in the book
Mar25

Have contact information in the book

While in Sri Lanka, where the Bhagavatam sets are flying out under the sincere management of Vasudeva Datta Prabhu, it came to my attention that a local devotee there became a devotee by receiving a book. He liked the book and was thinking how to find out more, when he found a stamp in the book that told him where the temple is and how to get more books. This is so important! We have to leave contact information in the book for those...

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“You atheistic pigs!”
Mar25

“You atheistic pigs!”

I was distributing books with Krishnaloka & Gokul-lila during the December 2016 marathon. We were in Levin, a small town about an hour outside of Wellington, New Zealand. Standing outside the post office, I see two white-collar boys walk past me. Not expecting them to be anything special, I stop them and try to show them books. One boy says he is a Christian. “That's all right,” I say. “We're not trying...

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Ecstacy in Sri Lanka
Mar18

Ecstacy in Sri Lanka

Remember a posting about Srimad Bhagavatam set distribution in Sri Lanka at schools? Well, today I saw how they do it. Amazing. I'm in Sri Lanka for a week. The day after I arrived I was taken to a meeting of government officers, where the devotees were going to distribute sets. Six of us went into the meeting room, and about ten people at the front stood waiting to enthusiastically put garlands on us. A very respectful, good way...

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More of Krsna’s mystic abilities
Mar08

More of Krsna’s mystic abilities

A devotee who works, visits the temple, and sometimes distributes books said to Sutapa during the marathon, "All the mystical things happen only to you devotees who're fully into book distribution, not to us part-timers." Sutapa gave him two hundred copies of Chant and Be Happy and said, "Put these in the boot [trunk] of your car and see whether you can distribute them." He was thinking, "How will I...

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Why an Isopanisad went out to a young man
Mar07

Why an Isopanisad went out to a young man

I heard this nice story from Sutapa Prabhu (Bhaktivedanta Manor). -Vijaya Bhakta Ruben approached four young men and offered them an Isopanisad. They all returned the book except for one of them, who said he'd give a donation. As he looked in his wallet, Ruben looked on and saw a piece of paper that had the word "Isopanisad" written on it. Ruben said, "Look at the name on the piece of paper and look at the title of...

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The security of a table changes the experience of book distribution
Feb27

The security of a table changes the experience of book distribution

Through this testimonial I wish to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Jaya Chaitanya Prabhu and Satyanarayana Prabhu for inspiring me and guiding me to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books from a book table. The past marathon was surprisingly and exceptionally my best and also my most fulfilling period of book distribution. Having a book table really helped build my confidence. Just staying behind the table, I...

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