1 of 21 The HARE KRISHNA film’s impact
Nov08

1 of 21 The HARE KRISHNA film’s impact

My father in the former USSR knew about Krishna consciousness since 1985,when my brother and I joined the movement. Although my father is very kindand devoted to his family, he has always been skeptical about Krishnaconsciousness. It was in June, 2020, that he had a turning point in his views. It happenedafter he watched the movie HARE KRISHNA! on the life of Srila Prabhupada. Itwas free on YouTube during the lockdown. I watched the...

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Rare souls
Nov07

Rare souls

Recently, as I described the Bhagavad-gita to a young Muslim man at the NYCHarinam book table, he said that he had just been listening to a lecture,advising that one acquire spiritual knowledge; now I was showing him theBhagavad-gita. As I talked, he pointed out things in common with his Islamic tradition.When I showed him the contents of Science of Self-Realization, he noticedthe article entitled “The Human Form of Life is Meant for...

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World Sankirtan Newsletter, September 2020

WSN-SEPT-2020.TXTDownload This has never happened before: Chowpatti is the No. 1 temple in India andthe No. 2 temple worldwide (just behind Los Angeles, which is always upthere in the charts). The Chowpatti temple did 32,952 book points inSeptember, and the Los Angeles temple did a whooping 40,949 book points. Look out, Europe! New Mayapur (France) is moving up in the competition. Itwas No. 3 among the European temples, with...

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World Sankirtan Newsletter, October 2020

WSN-OCT-2020.TXTDownload The Swansea temple in Wales had the best month I’ve ever seen from thisquaint little city in Great Britain. It was the No. 1 temple in GreatBritain with 4,906 book points and No. 9 worldwide. And in Bangladesh atemple has come up that I’ve never seen or noticed before in the newsletter.Coxbazar did huge, with 4,301 book points, making it No. 11 in the world.Both are in the Small...

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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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