A Smuggler or a Book Distributor?
Feb06

A Smuggler or a Book Distributor?

Vamsidhara Prabhu, age 55, is an active congregational member at ISKCON Chowpatty. He and his group of congregational devotees seize upon any opportunity for distributing books. Whenever there is a big event in Mumbai, they all go there to distribute. Please read this amazing story. One fine day His Grace Vamsidhara Prabhu was driving to one such event in his car, which was completely loaded with Srila Prabhupada's books. But when...

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A Cliff Hanger
Feb04

A Cliff Hanger

While I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh, one of the temple leaders there — Jagat Guru Prabhu — invited me to join him at a university program. At the school there was a festival in honor of Goddess Sarasvati. "We have a book table there," he explained, "and book distribution should be good." I took him up on his invitation and went to check out the Sarasvati festival, hoping that by Krsna's mercy I could...

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A Good Impression
Jan27

A Good Impression

In response to the complaint story, last year there was an interesting transaction in Bristol, England, that turned out quite the opposite of the Catherine experience. A devotee was going door to door, and at one of the doors he knocked on a man answered and asked the devotee to move on because the man's wife was suffering from cancer. Before the devotee departed he had a brief discussion with the man about healthy vegetarian...

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An unsatisfied customer
Jan25

An unsatisfied customer

Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Below is a letter a lady sent to Krsna.com after an uncomfortable experience with a book distributor. She complains about what I have for many years been trying to get sankirtan devotees to avoid doing. A devotee handed her four books and gave her the impression they were free. But when she didn't give enough money, he took three of them back....

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The Secret of Prabhupada’s Success – Can you believe it?
Jan24

The Secret of Prabhupada’s Success – Can you believe it?

VANCA KALPA By Nitika Thapar Our last meeting was held at the home of new Dvaraka’s very respected and devoted servitors Vidura Prabhu and Manjari devi dasi. It is wonderful to observe the devotees opening their homes as well as the hearts generously for a cause which is beneficial to the world at large. This program was an organizational level meeting and basically involved the members discussing future plans of Sastra Dana. A...

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At the right place at the right time
Jan21

At the right place at the right time

Lord Caitanya's causless mercy isn't something mysterious, in one sense. It really enters the hearts of special souls via the medium of the sankirtan devotees. Thus everyone has an opportunity to remember Krishna, though they may be almost unaware of it. About two weeks ago, coming back to Durban from Johannesburg, as usual I brought books with me on the bus. I began observing the passengers, who looked sleepy or else quite...

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