It’s Not Always Nectar in the Beginning
Dec20

It’s Not Always Nectar in the Beginning

Today was chilly but sunny in Dallas. I had the day off from work, and it's the middle of the marathon. Still, I didn't want to go out. I thought, "Why should I do this on my one day off? None of the other devotees I asked wants to go on sankirtan. They're all enjoying, and I have to suffer? It would be easier for a suicide bomber to go to his job than for me to go out there." But . . . duty prevailed. So I...

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Mercy at every step
Dec18

Mercy at every step

It was raining, and I did not have much time to distribute books but Krishna had managed to let a few books go out…… I got my books ready, seeing everybody so busy going/coming and shopping. My mind told me, "Who is going to take a book in this hurry?" Still my desire was strong, and I approached a gentleman exiting a store. "Excuse me sir, did you see this book today?" "No, and I am not...

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Book Distribution Bus Party Stories
Dec18

Book Distribution Bus Party Stories

Bhakta Rajeev Pandit Prabhu, a brahmachari trainee at ISKCON Chowpatty is visiting Villages around Kolhapur (maharashtra) along with 6 more of his batch mates. Here are his 2 good experiences. 1) BARGAINING ON BHAGAVAD GITA DISCOUNT ON DISCOUNT Travelling in villages, you may come across such people many times, who will ask for a reduced rate on an already discounted gita. Patiently answering them with logic...

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Mercy of Lord Balarama
Dec17

Mercy of Lord Balarama

We were in Varna City, Bulgaria, on traveling sankirtan. It was Lord Balarama’s appearance day. I decided to offer all the books I distributed that day to Lord Balarama for His pleasure. There wasn’t so much time to distribute, though, because we had to do some cooking for the festival. I began to distribute around the camper that we travel in, and everything was very easy and blissful. For...

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A devilish smile and impoliteness – but a nice surprise
Dec16

A devilish smile and impoliteness – but a nice surprise

Recently, on a Saturday afternoon, I was distributing books in a small town in Switzerland. A man in his mid-forties approached me and showed interest in Srila Prabhupada's books. As soon as I handed him two books, he just wanted to continue on his way. I stood before him and said, "Sorry sir, but these books aren't free. We're monks, and we sell them at a special price to cover the printing cost." Surprisingly,...

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Siddhivinayak Book Stall
Dec15

Siddhivinayak Book Stall

On specific days Rakesh Prabhu, Mohan Prabhu and their IYS small group puts up a stall at siddhivinayak. Here is one wonderful story, Krishna Tvam Akinchana Gochara : It was Gita Jayanti Tuesday Day of Ambedkar Jayanti . Devotees warned Mohan dont do much pushing on B.Gita. Situation may become tensed. Mohan Prabhu went to the Siddhivinay Temple at the stall as he regularly goes before his office (in Mahalaxmi). He...

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