Fisher’s Ghost Festival in Sydney and the icing on the cake
I was uncharacteristically minding my own business after a very busy day of book distribution at Fisher's Ghost Festival in Campbelltown, in south Sydney, when Tony, a geologist, looked at the Gita in my hand and “Searching for Vedic India.”
He very solemnly said, “The best place to hide something is to keep it in plain sight.”
I asked, “What do you mean?”
He responded, “Here you are, sitting with the summum bonum of knowledge, and thousands of these people don't even realize this.”
He continued, “Because the current society has been forced to work under the gross, lower modes, by the influence of media and politics, they are all operating in the lower modes of intoxication and sex enjoyment. And therefore they are completely oblivious of this treasure you have. Could I please buy these books?”
He took a Gita, the SVI, and a HIUH. He pointed toward Krishna's picture and said, “The only reason I could tell this person must have a flash around His head is because He never operates on the lower modes and is completely transcendental and fully on the Vedic platform.”
Taking the opportunity of meeting this highly knowledgable guy, I took out my Bhagavatam flyer and in detail explained it to him. I then said that this would give him the full picture of Vedas that he's been talking about. He immediately took my contact details, to place an order for a Bhagavatam set.
10 mins after Gerrainne, another geologist came running, gasping for air, and she said, “My friend Tony sent me to you, to get the Srimad Bhagavatam set. I am glad I caught you, just before you packed up. She also took a Gita, SVI, and HIUH and requested that I deliver a Bhagavatam set.
Both of them gave me a big polar bear hug before leaving. I tried very hard to control my tears and choking throat after the hug. When I told the story to a devotee friend, he just burst into tears, and eventually we all laughed thinking how Krishna picked these geologist scientists in the middle of nowhere.
Fisher's Ghost Festival had been already very busy, and I came home with the icing on the cake. Some of the best days of my life have happened while I was distributing books. This is the best job in the world.
I have attached photos of the two scientists, Tony and Gerraine.
Radhika Prasad Dasa & Meera