MARATHON MEDICINE
Dec11

MARATHON MEDICINE

By Janananda Gosvami Well, feeling a bit slow and down in old age. Digestion problems, sleep problems, things ain’t what they used to be in ISKCON either, and I got no taste for chanting and hearing. Where’s the movement going? So many ask. Maybe we should ask, where am I going? Well, I’ll speak for myself, I’m going on the Marathon – at least as much as possible with all the other services going on simultaneously. I would...

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Where is Kesava now?
Dec11

Where is Kesava now?

Today I met a family in Uxbridge. After they received a Gita from me, they said, “Our son Kesava received the same book three months ago from an Italian priest called Raffaele from Watford mandir. Kesava was on a wheelchair. When he came home, he was reading it every day.” When I asked, “Where is Kesava now?” they replied, “He passed away last month with the Gita on his chest in hospital. He was eighteen...

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The glories of Hotel Gita
Dec09

The glories of Hotel Gita

One hotel owner was initially very reluctant to keep Bhagavad-gitas, worrying that guests would react negatively. Devotees convinced him to put the sacred books in just some of his rooms as an experiment. Soon after, a guest approached the hotel owner. He shared that he had checked into his hotel room in a depressed state of mind, planning to commit suicide. When he found a Bhagavad-gita in his bedside drawer and began to read it,...

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Book distribution starts as a major austerity then it becomes more and more relishable
Dec07

Book distribution starts as a major austerity then it becomes more and more relishable

This is a link to an article by Adikarta Prabhu found in dandavats. It’s quite interesting, he’s a full-on dedicated book distributor that has already distributed for over 4 decades and plans to continue for the rest of his life doing this glorious activity of book distribution. Why distributing books has saved me for 43 years When I joined ISKCON in 1974, I immediately felt relief from material suffering. I was, and am,...

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Parents perform their real duty by giving a set to their son
Dec07

Parents perform their real duty by giving a set to their son

Since meeting me at my book table three months ago, Bhakta Omkar finished reading five of Prabhupada’s books. Omkar chants japa daily. On the occasion of his mother’s birthday he requested his parents to get him a set of Srimad Bhagavatams. His father was worried about Omkar’s grades in school if he buys him this eighteen-volume set. I assured his father that his son will do a hundred times better in school and life in general if he...

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Ken wanted something positive
Dec06

Ken wanted something positive

Met Ken amid Sydney’s routine Friday night hustle & bustle. Book distribution was going in good swing. Ken was intrigued with the books in my hand. However, he didn’t appear very impressed with my talk. So I thought, “I will let Prabhupad talk to him.” And requested him to read a page each of Introductions from the Science of Self Realisation and Hiding in Unnatural Happiness. He started to melt a little....

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