Captain Sankirtan
Oct09

Captain Sankirtan

From Jaya Govinda das Iraq – As a Christian, Chaplain L. was real big on charity. Service to God meant service to man, so I decided that that was the angle from which I would 'get' him. After all, the best way to preach to someone is through the medium of their own beliefs, for they have no arguments against them. Sure enough, the topic came up, as it always did, at our next discussion group meeting. The chaplain brought...

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Krsna Balarama Prabhu in Moscow
Oct09

Krsna Balarama Prabhu in Moscow

During the last few days, I had the good fortune of going out on book distribution in the cold streets and subways of Moscow with the number one book distributor in the entire world, namely his Grace Krsna Balarama Prabhu. Krsna Balarama Prabhu is quiet, reserved, and un-assuming, especially with devotees. By his meek behavior, nobody could recognize him as being a maharathi of Sankirtana. However, when he carries his pile of twenty...

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Synchronicity!
Oct02

Synchronicity!

Dear Prabhu's, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. New Age people love the term synchronicity. It means when two related incidents happen, independantly and apparently by co-incidence, in a short space of time. I had this experience last week, while doing book distribution in Broome, a small tourist town up in the isolated north-west of Australia. While going door-to-door with Srila...

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The Great Devotee King Rantidev
Sep26

The Great Devotee King Rantidev

A few months ago I was reading the Srimad Bhagavatam and I came across a verse by King Rantidev that spelled out the mood of a great devotee like the king and also of a sankirtan devotee:                       na kamaye ham gatim isvarat param                     astarddhi-yuktam apunar-bhavam va          ...

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London Isvara (SOHO STREET)
Sep11

London Isvara (SOHO STREET)

from Kavicandra Swami I recentely spent a few blissful days at at SRI SRI Radha London Iswara Mandira. They were just starting a KRSNA BALARAM marthon. Many devotees, about half of them Bhaktas and Bhaktins, were going out with great enthusiasm and distributing many books while charming the people on Oxford street and other parts of London. Bhakta Simon was leading in distribution when I left for Africa. Some of the Bhaktas had never...

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How wonderful Krsna is
Sep08

How wonderful Krsna is

Dear Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! I hope everyone is appreciating the stories and quotes that are being sent for your pleasure and inspiration. Although I want to please the devotees by sending out stories, the main reason for the BDS is to inspire devotees to go out and give this great treasure of knowledge to those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. I was just listening to a...

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