Thrills in Wellington
Jul18

Thrills in Wellington

In Wellington, recently, there have been some frightening looking billboards for a new “mocumentary” comedy television series, called Wellington Paranormal, wherein police hunt ghosts, werewolves, and paranormal phenomena. This made me recall a sunlit evening on the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee, in Wellington, during the December marathon. A man was hanging around in a high-visibility orange vest while I was distributing. He was on the...

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Encountering the Police Chief
Jul17

Encountering the Police Chief

The first time I ever went out on door-to-door book distribution, I knocked on the door of a beautiful home. The man who answered was the chief of police, and he told me in no uncertain terms that what I was doing was illegal business activity. He said he was going to book me and that I had to appear in the police station the next morning. I was thinking that my government job was going to be finished. Krishna gave me the intelligence...

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Book distribution prevents misfortune
Jul11

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,...

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Why so expensive? Oh! OK, I surrender
Jul09

Why so expensive? Oh! OK, I surrender

It was a hot, quiet evening outside Patel Brothers in Atlanta. We were sitting there praying for some mercy. Out of nowhere a really pious lady approaches our book table with her family. She points to Srimad Bhagavatam (First Canto) and the Krishna book and asks me, “How much?” I said, “For the Krishna book you can give a donation, but the Bhagavatam is $200.” She was surprised and asked, “Why does it cost so...

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Master of the masters
Jul03

Master of the masters

I was distributing at the Santa Monica Promenade when a man came to my table. He was a little familiar with the Bhagavad-gita. I said, “Well, here, I’ll give you an art show through the illustrations.” He liked what he saw, but he was a bit reserved about taking the book. He said, “I’m now reading ‘The Book of the Masters.’ I don’t want to read too many books.” I said, “You...

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Lucy deserves a special mention
Jun30

Lucy deserves a special mention

You wouldn’t think it from this “post-mercy” photo, but when Megan called Lucy over to our table, Lucy was smoking a cigarette and emanating a vibe like she was the one being burnt. She touched a few of the books, and Megan presented her “Hiding in Unnatural Happiness” when she touched it. Megan talked to her about the author and about how popular this new book is. Then Lucy picked up “A Higher Taste,” and we told her how...

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