From Janananda Maharaja our ever-youthful Swami
Dec31

From Janananda Maharaja our ever-youthful Swami

LAST DAY OF MARATHON – DECEMBER 31st LAST DAY OF 2019 LAST CHANCE TO DISTRIBUTE SRILA PRABHUPADA’S BOOKS THIS YEAR In France, this month, we have distributed around 3500 books so far- AH! but that does not include many of our devotees around the country – this is just amongst the devotees in  New Mayapura and Paris. And it is interesting to note that the devotees from New Mayapura are only 10 book points behind...

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Success is in the effort
Dec26

Success is in the effort

On a recent evening, I was in Manchester buying a couple of groceries after sankirtana, while listening to podcasts from New Zealand. The devotee speaking was repeatedly talking about ‘trying’ and ‘making an effort’ as I was at the checkout, being served by a friendly Afro-Carribean man named Jeph. While the words ‘keep trying’ from the podcast were playing in my earphones, I asked Jeph how he was....

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We are giving people a chance
Dec24

We are giving people a chance

IN THE TRAIN TO SARCELLES A few nights ago, on the train from Gare de Nord to Sarcelles we sat in the train after a day on book distribution. Opposite us was a young lady whose colorful appearance looked a little different from the norm. I looked at her, and she smiled; showed her the Bhagavad-gita, and she became attracted. As a student of French literature in a Paris university, she loves to read. She had never heard of the Hare...

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Life-saving books
Dec23

Life-saving books

At a temple I visit there is a nice devotee who previously was a gangster.While in jail he somehow received a Bhagavad-gita. He didn’t understandmuch, but enough to now be a devotee. He recently told me that a friend of his is in a high security prison and isforced to do hard labor. The friend wrote to him, saying that he’d heardabout his new life as a monk in a temple. He said, “I need help. This place is driving me...

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Miracles happen on sankirtana
Dec22

Miracles happen on sankirtana

Over the past year, I’ve had a few health issues, so regularly going on sankirtan was put on hold. Recently, though, I was able to do a book table at the Vegan and Art festivals for our Sankirtana Team in ISKCON Alachua. I headed up a new party and drove more than an hour with two other ladies to the Vegan festival. When I arrived, I felt the effects of my tired material, miserable body. Then, on top of that, I was having a hard...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted a Gita
Dec18

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted a Gita

Shailesh Vara (MP) received a Gita from Visvambhara some years back, when they met in a service area on the M1. When Boris Johnson recently visited Bhaktivedanta Manor just before the election in the UK, Shailesh introduced Visambhara to him and told him about receiving a Gita, to which Boris responded, “I want one,...

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