The Supersoul does it again!
Recently I was distributing books door to door in Gisborne, New Zealand.
I knocked on one door and had the great fortune to meet Caleb, a very pleasant middle aged gentleman and committed Christian. As a successful musician, one of the ways he serves is to glorify God though music at Christian gatherings all around the world.
Still, I could understand from his respectful and friendly demeanor that he was open to receiving one of Srila Prabhupada's books.
Utilizing the clever presentation HG Vijaya Prabhu kindly shared with us (that Prabhupada's books provide strong arguments with which to defeat atheism and are therefore relevant to all theists) I confidently showed him Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.
Fortunately, Caleb deeply appreciated the truth and beauty of SB and was very eager to take a copy.
When I asked him for a donation, a wry smile came to his face. Popping back into his house, he returned a moment later with a nice donation. Then he explained:
"Normally I never keep cash. However, when I was driving back home earlier today, I felt compelled to stop at an ATM to withdraw this money. At the time I did not know what the money would be used for, but I could understand that God was directing me and that the reason would become apparent in due course. So when you asked for a donation everything made sense."
As Krishna explains in Bhagavad Gita, 18.14, the Supersoul is the ultimate factor of action. By participating in Lord Caitanya's Sankirtan movement we can perceive this and increase our faith in Krishna.
Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!
Your aspiring servant,
Caitanya Vihara das