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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Not Meeting by Coincidence
Feb20

Not Meeting by Coincidence

Something pretty cool happened in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the end of the marathon. I met a girl (unfortunately I can't remember her name), and the first thing she asked was, "Is this about yoga and meditation?" "Yes." "My gosh, I think I met your friend. I met a monk in Nelson, and then I travelled down and met the SAME monk in Timaru! He remembered me. He even remembered my name, and he was telling me...

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Knowledge is knowledge, and it’s meant for everyone
Feb08

Knowledge is knowledge, and it’s meant for everyone

While I was in Bali, Padma Locana Prabhu told me about an amazing experience he had at the annual arts festival in Bali last year. Here's his account: I was distributing books and a nicely dressed Muslim lady wearing a burqa approached me and asked whether I had the Bhagavad-gita. I said, "Yes, I do. Would you like one?" "I've heard that it is a sacred text and very famous." While I showed it to her, a...

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