At the right place at the right time
Jul02

At the right place at the right time

I saw a young man munching on a burger in the food court of a mall in Christchurch. When I approached him to talk, he quickly wrapped his burger away and welcomed the conversation. Without handing him the book as yet (a security guard was lurking) I introduced my purpose in visiting Christchurch for the weekend, to find sincere souls. He was amazed and asked, “Why did you approach me? I'm on a journey of self-discovery. How...

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A Sankirtana Mantra that works well
Jun30

A Sankirtana Mantra that works well

After the seminar by Vaisesika Prabhu in Durban, we ventured out to distribute some books at a local mall. I met an African couple who was busy loading the boot (trunk). I approached and showed them the books. Immediately I could sense that they would turn me down. So I used one of the lines that Vaisesika taught us. I said, "We are not trying to sell you anything. I'm here to enlighten you with knowledge. Do you know what...

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Was this an accident?
Jun28

Was this an accident?

I was distributing books in the south of Italy at a shopping-center parking lot when I met a man who was interested in getting the Bhagavad-gita. He had heard of it and wanted to read it, but I didn't have one with me, so I offered him the Science of Self Realization. He preferred the Gita, but at least he got something similar. He gave a donation and said, "Maybe I'll see you sometime in the future, and then I can get...

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Will Isopanisad change his mind?
Jun27

Will Isopanisad change his mind?

Recently, while I was distributing in Ljubljana (Slovenia), I approached a man and offered him an Isopanisad. I asked him, "What's your name?" "My name is Mrtu." "Interesting. It sounds like a Sanskrit word. This books tells about higher consciousness and unlocks inner happiness." He asked, "How do you feel about the theory of evolution?" "There is no observable evidence," I said,...

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Four Things That Happened After I Decided I Am Not The Doer
Jun25

Four Things That Happened After I Decided I Am Not The Doer

My godbrother Yasodeva and I were distributing books – the perfection of Vaishnava dealings – in Parramatta, Sydney. Srila Prabhupada called this place "pramada," because its full of crazies. I was off like a rocket. There were a lot of charity workers on the street, so I was walking from one end of Church Street to the other, trying so hard to be the doer. Even with all my expertise, nothing was happening. On my...

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From a subway to the Temple on Wheels
Jun23

From a subway to the Temple on Wheels

I was on my way to an evening talk by Radhanatha Swami, and when I got off the subway, I saw a young man and offered him Srila Prabhupada's books. He found them interesting and gave a donation for them. Then I asked whether he would like to go to the evening program and learn something about the ancient Vedic wisdom of India from a very interesting and wise devotee of Krsna. He said that he was a little busy, but that he may be...

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