Another time bomb went off
Oct12

Another time bomb went off

It was hot summer day in May 2003. I was preparing for medical entrance exam and was completely exhausted by the long hours I had put. Add to it the tremendous anxiety about carrier and future. I desperately wanted to read some inspiring book, which would give me some peace of mind. I started searching books on the shelf. In the corner was Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It had been kept on my book shelf for nearly ten years. I opened it and...

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The Best Birthday Present
Oct08

The Best Birthday Present

This is about how the biggest book distributor in the USA, Bhakta Jaya Khush, came to Krsna consciousness. At his tenth birthday party, someone gave him as a present: Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita As It Is. At the time he thought, "Who has the nerve to give me a book for my birthday?" Ten years later, he's a music producer traveling around with a famous musician. This musician is quoting the Bhagavad Gita to Jay...

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Book Distribution is sooo Sweet
Oct05

Book Distribution is sooo Sweet

After a wonderful seminar by HG Radhika Raman Prabhu, it was so enlivening to go door-door to distribute sets. Inspired by the lecture, Jamuna Mataji took a set for her cafe. Then we went in an area where no one wanted to accept a Gita, but we met one Chinese lady who happily took Gita and a Chinese book. She also learned the Maha mantra and she chanted in her own sweet way saying, " Hale Krishna". We met two families who...

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By being instruments we are part of the whole symphony
Sep28

By being instruments we are part of the whole symphony

One day, I forgot to pray before doing book distribution. And no books were going out. Suddenly, I remembered and offered my prayers to Srila Prabhupada and asked for his blessings. And the books started going out. Prabhupada showers his unconditional and immediate reciprocation upon souls desiring to be instruments in spreading Lord Chaitanya's mission. At times, we think we are the doers, but then we are made to realise that...

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Muslim extremist takes a book
Sep19

Muslim extremist takes a book

Krishna's mercy is powerful. I met a Muslim extremist on a college campus in Southern California. I showed him the Bhagavad Gita and explained the science for a minute or two. Unfortunately, he threw the Bhagavad Gita back at me and flatly refused it. He began to shout, "This is bogus!" I asked if he followed the Islamic tradition, and he said, "Yes, Allah is the only God!" Krishna gave me intelligence at that...

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