Dear Prabhu's, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
New Age people love the term synchronicity. It means when two related incidents happen, independantly and apparently by co-incidence, in a short space of time. I had this experience last week, while doing book distribution in Broome, a small tourist town up in the isolated north-west of Australia. While going door-to-door with Srila Prabhupada's books, I entered a New Age gift store, and, as I do wherever I go, displayed the books to the manageress and told her a bit about them. Being quite spiritually-inclined, she was interested and picked them up to get a better look. Picking up the Bhagavad Gita, she turned it over and gave a sudden gasp of surprise. "I know about this man!" she exclaimed, looking at the picture of Srila Prabhupada."I read about him just last night in a book about Ascended Masters!" She had a bit of trouble pronouncing Srila Prabhupada's name, but remembered quite a bit about his life and proceeded to tell me what she could remember…especially the part where he had come to the West to preach, to fulfil the order of his spiritual master. She was so excited about the "synchronicity"…or apparent co-incidence of me turning up with Srila Prabhupada's books so soon after she had been reading about him, and so convinced that it was an auspicious spiritual sign, that she purchased everything that I was carrying, six books!
Carsani Devi Dasi