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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Book distribution and Harinama at the World Cup in Brazil
Jul13

Book distribution and Harinama at the World Cup in Brazil

Hare Krsna, In the midst of the foot ball fever, teams of book distributors and a large Harinama party and has been a hit as they travel to the major cities where World Cup games are being held, as well as to viewing parties in nearby locales. The devotees are bringing their own message – the absolute truth found in Prabhupada's books and celebration of God’s names. And the audience for them is huge. “Brazil...

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Soccer Fans Join Brazilian Devotees in Chanting Amidst World Cup Fever
Jul13

Soccer Fans Join Brazilian Devotees in Chanting Amidst World Cup Fever

By: Madhava Smullen ISKCON News on July 11, 2014 Bhakti Narasimha Swami with a football fan in Sao Paulo Author’s note: The following article will refer throughout to “soccer” as football, as it known in Brazil and throughout most countries. Although World Cup host Brazil is still reeling from a 7 – 1 loss to Germany on Tuesday July 8th, football fever still grips the country as the World Cup barrels towards...

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The power of prayer and it’s never too late
Jul04

The power of prayer and it’s never too late

While we were trying to sell books for three hours in Nelore, house to house, nobody was ready to take even a single book. It was getting late in the evening, but still praying in our hearts to Srila Prabhupada, we were determined to try. We thought, "Let's try for five more minutes." Two people came. We showed them books, and they took fifty-three books. Our hearts filled with gratitude to Srila Prabhupada, we left for...

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