The puzzle pieces come together
Oct21

The puzzle pieces come together

I was waiting to get picked up from the Cuba Mall in Wellington. Was it a coincidence that the driver was ten minutes late? I met a nineteen-year-old named Taylor. As I put the “Hiding In Unnatural Happiness” in her hand and introduced myself, she exclaimed under her breath, almost in disbelief, “I just had a conversation yesterday . . .” Taylor explained that she is on her gap-year, traveling with her mother after...

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World Sankirtan Newsletter August 2020
Oct02

World Sankirtan Newsletter August 2020

It looks like Covid-19 was a blessing in disguise for the Vancouver templein August. I don’t remember ever seeing such a high score. It was the No. 9temple worldwide, with almost 7,000 book points. Another pleasant surpriseis the No. 1 book distributor for the month: Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu, an oldfriend, from Durban. He’s been a book distributor for many years, but I’venever seen him score so high. It looks like...

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A devotee professor distributing books to his students
Sep06

A devotee professor distributing books to his students

by Garuda Das For more than thirty years, I have been teaching at the college and university levels of education. And during each one of those years, I have required students to purchase Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, and then read large portions of it for my courses. Well, during the pandemic, it is no exception. In the picture below, I have 100 books that I will be selling to students (at my cost, to make it easy), and...

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Another soul closer to Krsna
Sep02

Another soul closer to Krsna

Recenly a friend gave a Bhagavad Gita to a person named Donald. From thebeginning of his reading he liked it so much. Every day he was reading fortwo hours. He had smoked for thirty years but stopped, then he had stoppedeating meat, and he felt a sense of being purified, all from reading SrilaPrabhupada’s books. He contacted the devotees in Columbus, Ohio, and asked whether there was anyway to get more books. It was durin g the...

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Determinaiton to get the mercy
Aug22

Determinaiton to get the mercy

I was with Zoe one Monday morning outside Lower Hutt Mall in Wellington. It was such a cold day that Zoe told me she could no longer feel her toes. It being a cold morning, I could have easily anticipated it would be a hard day to distribute books, but sankirtan doesn’t work that way. Krishna’s plan is bigger and better than the weather and day of the week. A couple of hours after being at the mall, I met Mohini, a Fijian-Indian...

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