Children on book distribution
At our last sankirtana festival in Durban, a 12-year-old boy joined us. His name is Sudarshan, the son of Pisima Dasi, a single parent.
He joined us at a mall. We are not allowed in malls, so we went undercover. Sudarshan was so eager to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s mercy that he distributed many Zulu books entitled Introduction to Bhagavad-gita.
A student ask him why he was doing book distribution in the sweltering summer heat. Sudarshan responded that he want to give people the opportunity to come to spiritual life and be happy. The student was so impressed by this answer that he took the book and promised to read it.
Also, during the Prabhupada Marathon, Prahlad, 8 years old, distributed many books on the streets. His mom, Venu Madhurya, complained to me that she couldn’t stop him. At every opportunity he would get, he wanted to go out and distribute.
Children are the future of the sankirtana movement, so we should encourage them. Take them by the hand and show them the ropes of distributing the mercy.