The immense power of Srila Prabhupada’s books
Sep18

The immense power of Srila Prabhupada’s books

I was distributing at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, and, as usual, was stopping people by asking, “Did you get one yet?” A student stopped and said, to my surprise, “Yeah, man, I have these books. Krishna is my Lord and Master.” I asked him, “Which one of these books did you read to come to that conclusion?” He pointed to the “Journey of Self Discovery” and said, “That book changed...

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The day a college overflowed with Krsna consciousness
Sep18

The day a college overflowed with Krsna consciousness

I was distributing at Orange Coast College near Los Angeles with my friend from India, Dhira Lalita Prabhu. Dhira Lalita set up a table, and I walked around. He met a student who fell in love with Srila Prabhupada’s books and stayed at the table all day. We decided to go back there a week later. Before we got to the campus, Dhira called our friend to let him know we were coming. He met us, helped us set up, and even distributed...

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Start studying the Gita!
Sep05

Start studying the Gita!

Upon being asking whether he had the Gita, a boy replied, “No. I don’t.” I replied, “Then please start studying the Gita from this very day.” “But why the Gita? And why are you distributing the Gita?” I answered, “Once you study it, you will know why. The topmost instructions to practice a happy, devotional life are in the Gita. And I am not distributing the Gita. It’s the mercy of Srila Prabhupada on...

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Krsna conscious enthusiasm is contagious
Sep04

Krsna conscious enthusiasm is contagious

While I was carrying a box of Gitas from a bus at a rest area, a lady approached. She asked, “I am wondering what your group is about — who are all of you?” She said, “Everyone looks enthusiastic, energetic. There is something special about you people.” She told me that she was traveling to LA with the family to drop her daughter at college. She said that they were all tired and lacked energy, but looking at the devotees, she...

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Gauranga’s Nectar Network
Aug29

Gauranga’s Nectar Network

I popped out of the Mantra Lounge to distribute books in the center of Hamilton. On my way, I pulled a Gita, two “Hiding In Unnatural Happiness,” and an Enough magazine from my backpack. Soon I stopped a father and son. The father was walking barefoot. So I used a standard line: "Are those the new air Nikes?" The response was favorable, and shortly both he and his son were holding books. He was covered in tattoos...

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A humble Christian gets the Srimad Bhagavatam
Aug15

A humble Christian gets the Srimad Bhagavatam

It was a hot day and quite austere to distribute. ISKCON Silicon Valley’s Vijay Damodar and Lila Nandini had a strong desire to distribute a Bhagavatam set. They finally met a Spanish person in an apartment campus. They started talking and introduced the Spanish Gita. As they continued talking, they understood that the person was very spiritual, having strong faith in God. He was highly receptive to spiritual knowledge and thus...

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