A special boy
Jan20

A special boy

While distributing books at Surfers Paradise, Australia (Srila Prabhupada in his witty way called surfers "sufferers," so, Sufferers Paradise), I approached a man with his son who was about five. As I showed them the changing bodies picture, I asked the boy, "Where are you in this line up of bodies?" He pointed to the boy who was more in the range of ten years old. It's interesting that the young always want to...

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Sai Baba distributes Bhagavad Gita
Jan18

Sai Baba distributes Bhagavad Gita

Hare Krsna, Madhu Sundar Prabhu, who always is in first place in book distribution, has an interesting story to tell. He was distributing books on the street  in New Delhi and approached a person to request him to take Bhagavad Gita. The man said that he is a devotee of Sai Baba and has no interest in Bhagavad Gita. Although he was requested several times, he refused to take one. The next day the same...

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A Gita for the flight
Jan15

A Gita for the flight

Returning from the year-end festival in Otaki, New Zealand, I saw a young man sitting by himself at the Wellington airport. We made eye contact as we entered the boarding area. I had a Bhagavad Gita with me and wanted to distribute it before going to Sydney. I prayed for inspiration and went for a walk in the waiting area scanning for a favourable person. I happen to start a conversation with this young man, Latrell, and asked whether...

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Book distribution on a train in New Zealand
Jan14

Book distribution on a train in New Zealand

At the start of the end-of-the-year marathon, although I wanted to go hard on the street and distribute heaps of books for the Lord, I was finding it extremely difficult to stop even one person. Most of my book distribution efforts on the street lasted for fifteen minutes and were very difficult. After a while I decided to catch a train home and help get New Gupta Vraja ready for the retreat. I got on the train early with my suitcase...

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A Muslim bussiness man has a change of heart
Jan13

A Muslim bussiness man has a change of heart

Around one and a half years ago, while distributing Srila Prabhupada's books on a street in Blantyre, Malawi, I met Mr. Khan, a Muslim businessman from India. He was amused to see an Indian sadhu in a dhoti and kurta on the busy streets of a remote Central African country and asked me in Hindi what was I doing. I explained to him that I was from the Hare Krishna movement and was distributing books about how to develop love for...

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The last Bhagavad Gita of the day
Jan13

The last Bhagavad Gita of the day

Hare Krsna, Quite often Krsna will save the last Bhagavad Gita in my cart for a really special person. Sonny, the last person I met on Dec 22, told me his story about how he tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building. He landed on his head and damaged his spinal cord. He was told that he would never walk again and he couldn't use his body to do anything for himself. He said that he promised God that if he could walk again,...

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