A little help from everyone’s best friend
Mar19

A little help from everyone’s best friend

Five years ago, I did book distribution in Budapest in one of my favorite sankirtan spots, called “Stop Shop,” a posh shopping center. During the last week of the Srila Prabhupada marathon, I wanted to do BIG, especially because Sivarama Swami, my beloved guru, was at the temple. Every night he was waiting for us to return. He personally asked everyone, “How was your day?”On one of my...

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Introducing the “Gaura Tattva” set!
Mar18

Introducing the “Gaura Tattva” set!

Mahotsaha Prabhu recalls: Really nice gentleman named TM from Long Island. He told me his name stands for Total Mystery! He received some of our books throughout the years like the “Science of self realization”, “Bhagavad Gita as it is” and the “Srimad Bhagavatam” first canto. He really liked the philosophy and when he saw us chanting in the park today he enthusiastically sat down with us to chant for over an hour while playing the...

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From Vaisesika Prabhu on how book distributors can cope with the Corona virus
Mar17

From Vaisesika Prabhu on how book distributors can cope with the Corona virus

Some of our devotees wanted to go out to distribute books door-to-door yesterday, Saturday.  I asked them to be extremely careful, by: Staying at least 6 feet away from people when speaking to them. Sanitizing their hands after *every* interaction. Being vigilant to not touch their faces at at any time.  This group of distributors reported that, uncharacteristically, 95% of people opened their doors to speak with...

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Krishna teachings guided him, and now he will preach to others
Jan16

Krishna teachings guided him, and now he will preach to others

I was distributing in Byron Bay. When I approached a man, he asked, “Do you remember me?” “No, sorry, I don’t.” “Three years ago, you gave me the Bhagavad-gita, and I gave you a donation. I thought it might help me through my troubled times. I had lost my business and my family, so I was drinking a lot. Basically I wanted to drink myself to death. Miserable. “I would drink and then read a few...

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During the marathon
Jan09

During the marathon

I was on traveling sankirtana during the marathon. I was in Shepperton, two hours north of Melbourne. At one point, not many books were going out, and I was praying for help. Suddenly, a middle-aged lady appeared in front of me, and I introduced myself and offered her a Bhagavad-gita. She gracefully accepted the book with a sigh of surprise and excitement and said, “I have to tell you something. A few days ago, I saw a truck full of...

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At the back door was a preacher like us
Jan08

At the back door was a preacher like us

It was a nice ending at De Afghanan Kabob House, in Freemont, where we couldn’t enter the front part of the restaurant because the restaurant was still closed. So we tried the back door, and there we met two ladies who were talking outside. One lady seemed interested in the word yoga. We told her that we’d ccome back when the store opened. When we returned, I tried to distribute “a saptarishi set.” The interested lady, Wajma...

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