Praying for sincere people
Mar07

Praying for sincere people

Yesterday, when we went out, for the first hour, no one even came close to the book table. I received a call from Paramananda Gopal, and in the course of our talk I requested him to say a prayer from New York (to Krishna) so that we could meet some sincere people here in the Bay area and connect them with Krishna. After the call, we almost planned to pack the books and go to some other location or maybe go back. At that time one...

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A Street Beggar Purchases Two Bhagavat Gita
Mar07

A Street Beggar Purchases Two Bhagavat Gita

One day I went to near by Ganesh temple to distribute books. First I went to a flower seller, near to Ganesh temple. I thought she is having nice devotional profession as she was selling flower for lord Ganesh. So I approached her to take one book. But to my surprise she became very much irritated and told this is just her business and nothing more. I felt very sad for her and realize that only by  Then , After some time I came...

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More Stories from Vrndavana bds Seminar
Mar06

More Stories from Vrndavana bds Seminar

by Vijaya das Once one devotee spoke with a lady enrolled in a university in an East European country. It was summertime and very hot. She was looking out the window and saw a book outside her window that was keeping up the window in the next apartment. She saw the book and was amazed how beautiful it was (the Krsna book). She was spiritually inclined so she could understand by looking at it that in was a spiritual book. She...

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A book distribution report to Bhaktivinoda Thakura from ISV
Mar05

A book distribution report to Bhaktivinoda Thakura from ISV

Dear Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to you!! namo bhaktivinodaya sac-cid-ananda-namine gaura-sakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te I offer my respectful obeisances unto Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda, who is transcendental energy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a strict follower of the Gosvamis, headed by Srila Rupa. We are gathered here on the most auspicious occasion,...

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Brazil’s congregational sankirtana – Sangita
Mar04

Brazil’s congregational sankirtana – Sangita

The initiative Sangita (Congregational Sankirtana) started in 2012 in Belo Horizonte and then spread in Brazil. Currently, this initiative goes on in four cities (Belo Horizonte, Recife, Caruaru and Campina Grande). But we’ve had some version of the program in other cities: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Joao Pessoa. The results are interesting. I’m sharing some details about the program to show the strength that...

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Kids go out
Mar03

Kids go out

After the Vyasapuja, Advaita told me he was feeling sleepy and did not want to go on book distribution. I told him, "Sure, you can take rest. But do you know that today's book distribution is an offering to Vaisesika Prabhu for his vyasa-puja day?" He responded "Oh, then I will go." At ISV, kids are growing up watching offerings being made to Srila Prabhupada throughout the year, and I felt it certainly has...

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