Three Days in Nicaragua by Lavangalatika Devi Dasi
Jul01

Three Days in Nicaragua by Lavangalatika Devi Dasi

In pre-glasnost days a veteran book distributor  finds a way to get Bhagavad-gita As It Is to the Russians. After going through immigration at the Agosto de Sandino Aeropuerto at Managua. I stood in line to purchase $60 worth of cordovas (the local currency), which is required for anyone entering the city. Having been told, inaccurately, that everything is inexpensive in Nicaragua, I had brought only $200...

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Subway Saviors by Muralivadaka Dasa
May01

Subway Saviors by Muralivadaka Dasa

At Christmastime these kids go  underground to give the gift of love. The screeching of the subway car announces our arrival at the next station. "Gentlemen, this is it!" I say, lifting a box of Back to Godhead magazines as I get up. The subway grinds to a halt, and seven young men surge toward the sliding doors. As we step onto the platform, a disembodied voice crackles: "Thirty-fourth Street-Harold...

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Close Encounters by Vanamali Dasa
Apr01

Close Encounters by Vanamali Dasa

From apprehension to confidence to bliss a devotee's  first day distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. Being a devotee of Krsna and a follower of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brings with it certain responsibilities: rising early, bathing regularly, maintaining regulative principles (including abstinence from meat-eating, illicit sex, intoxication, and gambling), and of course daily chanting the...

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Close Encounters
Apr01

Close Encounters

From apprehension to confidence to bliss a devotee's  first day distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. Being a devotee of Krsna and a follower of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brings with it certain responsibilities: rising early, bathing regularly, maintaining regulative principles (including abstinence from meat-eating, illicit sex, intoxication, and gambling), and of course daily chanting the...

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