Impressed, again impressed, even more impressed . . .

While in Minsk, Belarus, I was going around distributing books with Vaninatha Vasu Prabhu. I asked him how he joined. He was a doctor in Minsk, a cardiologist. One day, walking down the sidewalk, he saw a devotee at a book table. He stopped and asked about the books.

The book distributor said, "They're about you, what you are, and what you aren't. You're not the body, you're the soul within."

He had never heard such a thing before, said with such conviction. Impressed by the young man's response, he asked him, "How old are you?"

"I'm eternal. If you want to know how old my body is, it's 22."

The doctor was again impressed, so he bought a Gita and took it home. He read it and was even more impressed. Eventually he visited the temple, which impressed him still more. Shortly afterward he gave up the medical profession and joined the temple. He's been distributing books for the past 27 years.

Your servant,
Vijaya Dasa

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