Paramatma comes to help again
Ashfield is usually rated as one of the toughest suburbs in Sydney for book distribution, and is famous for it across the Congregational Book Distribution Team in Sydney. I have been there a few times already. So this time I started doubting that anything will go out.
When I entered the van, on the verge of giving up entirely in my attempt, His Grace Radhika Prasad Prabhu enlightened me with enthusiasm to preach. When we were about to go out on the dreaded streets, Prabhu read out loud the peom that Srila Prabhupada wrote on board the Jaladutta. What a devotee. Again I was inspired!
I met a number of people and had unsuccessful attempts. I was on the verge of giving up, when I remembered a verse by Kunti maharani. Obstacles only come so that we can remember Krishna. For once, I had faith in this verse, and bang, everything changed!
This person here was a Buddhist, and I first greeted him with a 'HARE KRISHNA' and BANG, we got into a conversation. I was showing him the pictures, and I would explain it to him. At first, he was very reluctantly flicking though the Bhagavad Gita as it is, and I literally clutched my beads, while chanting like I have never chanted before, praying to Parramatma, until, after the longest 30 seconds of my life, he asked, 'What else have you got?' He ended up taking FOUR BOOKS- BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS, KRSNA, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, The Nectar of Devotion, and SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM 1.1!!!
SRILA PRABHUPADA KI JAYA! SRILA GURUDEV KI JAYA!