Book distribution in London
Oct07

Book distribution in London

Jogging Book Distribution During one of our summer book marathons I was standing by the Covent Garden station in London feeling miserable because books were going out very slowly. Krsna was clearly testing my patience and humility. When I had almost given up and was about to take a break, I noticed someone jogging toward me. The jogger was a young business lady dressed in typical office wear. (Jogging and fitness in general are very...

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A world of Difference

Kadamba Kanana Swami I was travelling to India, and there was a lady sitting next to me who was a yoga teacher. She was going to India for training with Iyengar. She was a serious yoga teacher, because Iyengar is serious yoga. So anyway, she was a serious person, wasn't just in general but a thoughtful serious person. We had a nice discussion on spiritual topics, but I didn't immediately tell her that I was from the Hare...

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Traveling Book Distribution in Canada
Sep20

Traveling Book Distribution in Canada

Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Recently, by the mercy of many devotees, our brahmacarya ashram in Eastern Canada was able to purchase a bus. We converted it into a sankirtan vehicle, and we’ve been traveling around Canada since 1 July 2011. There are eight of us, and our program is to visit a new town, chant and distribute books, and also find people to help us facilitate an...

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Always Be Ready for a Lesson
Sep12

Always Be Ready for a Lesson

One day during the 2010 fall semester at Louisiana State University, I learned from a person who had no prior experience the proper mood for distributing transcendental books. As I stood on campus late one afternoon, I prayed to Sri Gurudeva to be inspired to try harder to give Srila Prabhupada's books to others. Suddenly I noticed a fellow approaching and quickly recognized him as the same student wearing a tie-dyed shirt who had...

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A questionable character, concert mayhem and a prayer in the morning
Sep03

A questionable character, concert mayhem and a prayer in the morning

1. You Never Know Prabhupada Marathon 2010: One night at about 8 o'clock a sketchy-looking fellow called me over into the shadows of the Miami street side. He opened up his heart and told me about the problems he was facing in his life. He seemed slightly crazy or intoxicated. I considered ending the conversation when I thought it was going nowhere, but I decided to give him a little more time and condolence. After a few more...

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Prabhupada Nectar
Aug26

Prabhupada Nectar

Prabhupad was travelling to South America with his two servants, the temple where they'd been gave them a packed lunch for the plane, so in the air Srutakirti Prabhupad's servant opened Prabhupad's lunch pack and served him his prasadam of puffed rice and peanuts. Prabhupad had his fill and handed over the remnants to Srutakirti who'd just began eating when the lady air hostess comes over and in one motion says that...

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