“The only books with legs”
Dear prabhu's, please accept my humble obeisances all glories to srila Prabhupada!
Thank you Vijaya for sending me regular news about skt worldwide, it is very inspiring to read about this wonderfull service; in this regard I have a nice story happened during last summer marathon (May 04).
I was distributing door to door: I rang the bell, and a middle aged woman opened the door. When she saw me she opened her mouth and eyes wide.
Slightly laughing, I said, "I'm a missionary, do not worry".
In the meantime her husband came, saw the situation and invited me to enter the appartment.
After few moments the woman "woke up" and told me," Please excuse me if I did not let you in immediately but I was very shocked to see you here, it is the first time…. you are a Hare Krishna right?"
"Yes it is, and yes I am" I answered back.
She continued," I am simply in love with Srila Prabhupada and His more than wonderful books."
Then I asked which books she had and she showed me six books of S.P that she bought in a used books store. I presented to her the Caitanya Cairitamrta set and other itroductory books that she immediately accepted.
I felt very encouraged after this because I saw the potency of the SKT movement and in particular of S.P. books. I used to say sometimes to the people I meet: "I know you do not read but take this book anyway because these are the only books with legs…." The only contact she had with Krishna Counciousness was Srila Prabhupada books. Actually, "They" are doing sankirtana we may be or not be there but the S.P Books are there, and they're the "Real Thing".