Books Are the Basis by Navina Nirada Dasa
Sep01

Books Are the Basis by Navina Nirada Dasa

In this column we present the experiences and realizations of devotees who give Krsna consciousness to others by giving them Srila Prabhupada's books and other books on Krsna consciousness. The editors FOR MANY Hare Krsna devotees the most important activity is giving people spiritual knowledge. Without spiritual knowledge human life is incomplete. The most profound spiritual knowledge is found in the Vedas. Srila Prabhupada...

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Blessed Granny by Sivarama Swami
Jul01

Blessed Granny by Sivarama Swami

In this new column we'll present the experiences and realizations of devotees who give Krsna consciousness to others by giving them Srila Prabhupada's books and other books on Krsna consciousness. The following is reprinted from last year's Vyasa Puja book, a collection of letters written in praise of Srila Prabhupada in observance of his appearance day. Ed. DEAR SRILA PRABHUPADA Please accept my humble obeisances at...

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Eager to Read About Krsna
Nov01

Eager to Read About Krsna

Letters to the Moscow branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Every year, through the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust some 200,000 people buy a book of Vedic literature in Russian. And every day the Trust's office in Moscow receives letters of appreciation from people whose spiritual yearnings have long been repressed. Here we present a sample of those letters. THE BOOKS PUBLISHED by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust changed my attitude...

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One Book In Bengali by Maha-Visnu Swami
Sep01

One Book In Bengali by Maha-Visnu Swami

This past February during ISKCON's annual walking pilgrimage in Navadvipa, West Bengal, a BTG photographer snapped a special encounter. Maha-Visnu Swami, the ISKCON devotee in the pictures, tells the story. ALMOST A THOUSAND devotees were walking together that morning junior and senior, men and women, young and old. We came to the place known as "Naimisaranya," where it is said that the Srimad-Bhagavatam was...

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Questions from the Field by Rohini Suta Dasa
Mar01

Questions from the Field by Rohini Suta Dasa

 BY THE MERCY OF Srila Prabhupada, I have been distributing his books for many years, and I often travel to ISKCON centers to talk about this service. Because devotees face many challenges when distributing books, they naturally have questions both about techniques and, especially, about the right spiritual consciousness for a book distributor. Here are some questions devotees have asked me, along with my responses....

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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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