A new method in Pune for distributing full sets
May07

A new method in Pune for distributing full sets

While out on the street distributing books in Pune, India, I met a young couple. The girl was interested in the pocket-size Bhagavad gita. The boy said, “We’ll take one later." The girl said that she had the bigger version and wanted to have the small version. So he took out a 1000-rupee note and asked me to give him 850 rupees back. I did, and thanked them. What I learned is that is always good to have sufficient...

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A letter from a special cusotmer
May06

A letter from a special cusotmer

Below is a letter I got from a client in 2007. I give all my clients a deluxe Gita, plus the interactive Gita CD and Science of Self Realization. The writer of this letter is a modern American woman who surrendered to Srila Prabhupada's preaching “As It Is,” contrary to certain parties in ISKCON who contend that Srila Prabhupada's books are sexist and need to be sanitized to appeal to women. Sincere people will...

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Success mantras for distributing books
May05

Success mantras for distributing books

I don't want to brag and have my scores drop, but I do want to share my results for the purpose of seeing book distribution increase. I'm using some mantras and going out about eight hours. I've averaged about twice the BBT price on the donations I get. In the last eight days, I averaged one hundred maha big books per day, plus about ninety pamphlets and twenty-five medium books. Here are the mantras: Excuse me. Are you a...

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The early days in Philadelphia
Apr21

The early days in Philadelphia

I'm now in Omsk Siberia, traveling around Russia distributing books and giving seminars on book distribution. It's a bit of a shock to come from Vrindavan, where the temperature is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, to Russia, where it's around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. This gives one the opportunity to try to live Krishna's teaching not be disturbed by heat or cold and happiness or distress. While in Moscow one disciple of...

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A pretty sweet note to end on
Apr16

A pretty sweet note to end on

I asked Kalyani Radha to come out and distribute books with me, and she enthusiastically agreed. We arrived on Manners Street and had an hour allotted this sunny afternoon. For me it was a good start, one of those days when you feel that Krishna is trying to encourage you for getting out, by sending lots of nice people to take books. Then I looked at how my friend was doing and saw that she had frozen. I could see how she was...

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Lord Caitanya’s mercy in Bhopal
Apr12

Lord Caitanya’s mercy in Bhopal

We devotees have been distributing Srimad Bhagavatam sets in Bhopal for the past year, and we regularly meet people eager for the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Once, the devotees entered a home where the hosts were happy to receive them and welcomed the devotees in. The devotees were surprised to find deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishna, all of Srila Prabhupada's books, and pictures of Srila Prabhupada. The hosts explained that...

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