Caitanyananda Prabhu
Apr07

Caitanyananda Prabhu

Caitanyananda Prabhu left his well-paying job in Finland a few years ago to join Srila Prabhupada's book distribution team, and soon became the leading distributor in that country. Late last year he was diagnosed with cancer and despite surgery and other treatments his leaving the body soon — probably within weeks rather than months — seems inevitable. Since first getting the news he has not shown any sign of being...

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Sankirtan Stories
Apr06

Sankirtan Stories

  By Ananta Nitai Das (Ireland) A funny incident happened on Grafton Street in Dublin. Two girls were rollerblading near the local park. I rode up near them on my bike and started talking to them. They stopped. Eva was very favorable and took two books for herself and her friend Sinead — "The Higher Taste" and "The Science of Self-realization." I found it easy to get Eva to chant, and soon she and I...

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Law Books for the next 10,000 years
Apr05

Law Books for the next 10,000 years

Submitted by Madhumangala Dasa Dar es Salaam Diary Entry 28th February 2012 I had a blissful day distributing books in downtown Dar es Salaam. The main street was a hive of activity – taxis, busses, a huge sea of people coming and going, street vendors on every corner selling everything from belts, wallets to exotic fruits of all kinds. People would stare at me with a curious look, but all the time smiling and greeting me. I...

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Sankirtan Lilas from Holland
Apr01

Sankirtan Lilas from Holland

Dear Sankirtan Devotees! Please Accept my humble obeisances  All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!! One black girl approached me while I was speaking to a person to take a book. I requested her, "Please wait a minute I just have to finish here first…" She humbly agreed and was waiting. When I finished I turned my head toward her. She said, "Where have you people been? I've been waiting for you for such a long...

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Sankirtan Magic in Washington, DC
Apr01

Sankirtan Magic in Washington, DC

By Nimai Charan Agarwal, Germantown, MD Magic… a word that has many contexts, meanings, and connotations. In America’s early childhood, it was used in the same line as darkness, evil, the Devil’s newfangled shiny red horn, the dark arcane arts that brought the practitioners to the stake. Over time, the meaning changed, but the core sense of mystery remained…until every storyteller found the treasure in the...

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Brothel
Mar28

Brothel

A funny thing happened to me the other day. One boy stopped me on the street asking about the books I was holding. He told me he was stressed out, he was suffering from schizophrenia and some sexual disorder. He came to St Marys that day, a small town about 40km west of Sydney Australia. He was so stressed out he said to me he needed to go to the brothel and spend $85 for half an hour to alleviate his disorder. I gave him quotes from...

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