Eulogy to Madhu-dvisa Prabhu by Hridayananda Goswami
Aug08

Eulogy to Madhu-dvisa Prabhu by Hridayananda Goswami

Hare Krsna, I justed learned of the passing of my dear Godbrother Madhu-dvisa Prabhu, one of the greatest Hari-nama sankirtana leaders in the history of ISKCON. When I joined ISKCON in Berkeley, in September 1969, Madhu-dvisa Prabhu was president of ISKCON San Francisco, on the other side of the Bay Bridge. I first met him in the fall of 1969. The following is a true account of that meeting: One evening, the Berkeley devotees were on...

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Meeting favorable people
Aug06

Meeting favorable people

In Johannesburg, a devotee was walking along a street when a man outside an office asked him, “Are you a Hare Krishna?” The devotee answered, “Yes.” The man explained that a few years ago he’d bought one of Srila Prabhupada’s books and it immediately changed his life. He went to the temple, met devotees, honored prasada, and started chanting. He said that Srila Prabhupada’s books had all the answers about life, but because of his...

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Thirteenth Padyatra Winds through Slovenia
Jul29

Thirteenth Padyatra Winds through Slovenia

We just successfuly completed this year’s padayatra. It was our thirteenth. It lasted eighteen blissful days: chanting, dancing, feasting, and serving all the time. Full samadhi! We distributed books, the holy names, and prasada cookies. About thirty participated full time, and the highest peak of devotees was fifty-seven. People in general appreciated the padayatra very much. Their responses were quite positive: ‘Please...

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Book distribution transforms a celebration into a perfect sankirtan party
Jul23

Book distribution transforms a celebration into a perfect sankirtan party

A lady visited our temple. Her daughter is already known to us, and she invited us to attend the sacred thread ceremony of her son, Vishnu. We proposed having fifteen minutes of kirtana during the ceremony. She agreed. We started kirtana – only three of us – but slowly many ladies came forward and joined us in dancing. After kirtana we approached the gathering with Srila Prabhupada's books. People were sitting at round...

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From Peru I went to Guyana
Jul19

From Peru I went to Guyana

Hare Krishna, Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! I was invited to Guyana a couple of years ago when I met some Guyanese devotees at the Chowpatti temple. There were around ten brahmacaris visiting India, and I was surprised to see so many brahmacaris from one temple. In all of South America there is no temple that has as many brahmacaris. There are three beautiful temples in Guyana, and one of them...

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Continental bliss
Jul15

Continental bliss

Hare Krsna, Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! I just returned from a book distribution tour in South America. I visited Brazil (before the World Cup), Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Guyana. Devotees are increasing book distribution all over the continent by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada. For the past twelve years, in Cupina Grande, North Brazil, they have also been running a nice devotee school, headed...

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