The Real Gift
Apr05

The Real Gift

Nandini Mataji: At Borivali Station, I was distributing books. Taking a break, I sat on the bench. Nearby I saw an educated young man standing. So I went and showed her the books. While talking to him, I smelled that he was little drunk. He happened to be working for a big company Mahindra & Mahindra tractors. He was a young man of only 24. He opened up showing his distress. No one listens to anyone. Everyone is selfish. He went...

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In Person
Apr05

In Person

During the marathon in the LA airport, I approached a man who was in line to check in. As I was showing him Your Ever Well Wisher, he took interest and was about to give 5 dollars. At that moment, His Holiness Tamal Krsna Goswami came out of gate 5 along with the other passengers arriving from Dallas. I immediately pointed to him, telling the man, "You see that man over there? His name is His Holiness Tamal Krsna Goswami. He is...

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Chanting and distributing books near an old ashram
Mar31

Chanting and distributing books near an old ashram

I am a recovering addict. Although I met devotees eleven years ago, I have not been able to maintain the four regulative principles. Over the past four years, I was on a methadone program, and now I am in the process of detoxing from that poison. For the last four nights I was unable to sleep, and just last night I slept for a few hours. By Krishna's mercy, because my body finally had enough stability and a little energy, I begged...

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Urdu Bhagavad Gita at His Doorstep
Mar27

Urdu Bhagavad Gita at His Doorstep

 I was part of the group named Gita express which would book distribution in local trains after the job hours. We would do book distribution between Kharghar and Panvel stations. I would make announcement in the trains. Many would see me well dressed and thought that I must be really earning good from this Gita selling business. But when few people did ask me, I showed them my office card and told them that I too like them was a...

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Book distribution nectar in New Zealand
Mar26

Book distribution nectar in New Zealand

Hare Krsna, My guru, Devamrita Swami, once asked whether we ever distributed in a small town called Tokoroa. Many small towns in New Zealand rarely get visited, so on our most recent trip, to fulfill his desire, this town was one of the first places we stopped at. Bhakta Dennis and I started off in the town centre and then continued distributing door to door in the evening. We had many wonderful exchanges, but here I will describe...

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London book buyers impressed
Mar26

London book buyers impressed

While in London recently, I tried to go out daily on book distribution with my son, Haridev. One day, a young lady stopped to talk with me and she took a book. As she was walking away, she had a realisation, and she stopped in her tracks to say, "You just took away my anger" in a baffled tone of voice. I thought, Lord Caitanya is so kind to let me witness Him taking away someone's anger. Another day I had an exchange...

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