Pious police and security officers get books
While distributing books from a table at a local college, I had one of the garlands of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dwarkadish (the Los Angeles Deities) on the book table. The garland attracted people with its beautiful colors and fragrance. It particularly caught the attention of a female security officer.
She was so attracted to the garland that she ran over and said, "Where did you get this? It's beautiful!"
I told her that it was from our temple — and now it is hers! I put it over her head. She was stunned.
She said, "No, no, I can't wear it. I don't deserve it."
I said, “Yes, you do!”
She was so happy that she wore it the rest of the day and bought some of Srila Prabhupada's books.
Another day, I was at a college where a police recruitment was going on. I saw some police officers who were wearing guns coming to my table. They smiled. They shook my hand and said how happy they were to see this table. A policewoman said that she did a mediation retreat in Vrindavan and Varanasi. She was excited to get some books. After giving a donation, she bought more books for other policemen. I was thinking about the change from years ago, when the police sometimes harassed book distributors. Now, sometimes the police come to us in joy and friendship. Brighupati Prabhu remarked that the world is changing when cops in America go to Vrindavan to meditate.
Jaya Chaitanya Dasa