How to distribute a Gita in the forest
Just as I was leaving London, Ananta Prabhu, a book distributor, told me an amazing story. He was in a forest near London and somehow lost his phone. Then a friend of his called.
The phone was lying on the ground ringing, and a person walking by hears and sees the phone, picks it up, and answers it. The friend calling soon finds out that it is someone else, not Ananta.
The devotee-friend asks the man, “My friend must have lost his phone, so can you do me a favor and bring it to me? I’ll give you a reward.”
The man agrees to bring it, but says the reward is unnecessary. He wants to do a good deed.
So the devotee-friend gives him his address, which was not too far away. He thinks, “This person is nice, so let me give him the Bhagavad-gita. He’ll probably appreciate it.”
When the person arrived with the phone, he got the Bhagavad-gita. This man couldn’t believe it.
He said, “I’ve been looking for the Bhagavad-gita for years, and now it’s come to me this way. I’m sure there are no accidents.”
The devotee was also very happy to hear this. They talked and exchanged contact information. And he went on his happy way with his mysteriously achieved gift of the Bhagavad-gita.