Chaitanya Charitamrita sets sold on the streets of Santa Cruz
Devotees wanted to try something different for the marathon, so they took the Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta set to the street! Pretty striking, right? Lord Chaitanya’s mercy is also like that.
We displayed just one volume on the table. A person who recently was exposed to the path of spirituality through the book Autobiography of a Yogi, told us that he had heard a little about chanting.
We showed him the display book and told him how Lord Chaitanya had started the chanting five hundred years ago. This book, we said, is his biography. It contains his teachings. We flipped through the pictures.
He pulled out a $100 bill and said, “I will take it.”
When we saw and heard that, we thought it was a dream. We were astonished. When we showed him the whole set, he was a bit surprised but happy.
The kids with him said to each other that they will carry the set.
In the end, this person said that this was a real New Year’s gift for him. The whole incident took just a few minutes.
A picture of him and his children is attached.
The mercy of Lord Chaitanya is mentioned in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta: sri-krsna-caitanya-daya karaha vicara / vicara karite citte pabe camatkara. “If you are interested in logic and argument, kindly apply it to the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. If you do so, you will find it to be strikingly wonderful.
By Lord Chaitanya’s mercy, after that, the devotees distributed two more sets on the street in Santa Cruz.
Madhava Govinda Das