Book distribution at the Paris harinam
Nov24

Book distribution at the Paris harinam

At the end of the harinama on October 23 in Paris, we were doing the last kirtan. An old French couple came toward me (or maybe I put myself in front of them). They happily looked at us chanting, and I tried to share with them Srila Prabhupada’s books. I told them their eyes looked young while looking at the harinama. “It’s nice and gives us enthusiasm for what you’re doing here” they said. Then, they...

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Hope for the fallen
Nov23

Hope for the fallen

Today we did a harinama on the waterfront in New Zealand. When we arrived, I saw a guy sitting on the bench looking at me, so I took a Bhagavad Gita and sat and talked with him. He was a big Maori man, with lots of tattoos. I asked his name, and we chatted a little, then I asked what he was up to. He said he was about to hand himself over to the police, because he had just beaten someone up, who was taken to hospital. He said that he...

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The Gofundme book distribution campaign for Russia
Nov20

The Gofundme book distribution campaign for Russia

So far, the GoFundMe campaign for the Moscow sankirtana vehicles is going well. Thank you, to all who donated. May Lord Krsna bless you! So far we have raised $5,669. The goal is $29,000 by mid-November, which is almost here. We need $23,331 to reach the goal. Then the vehicles they have can be repaired for the Prabhupada Marathon in Moscow. With Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance anniversary coming up, let’s take...

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Positive way to start the New Year
Nov19

Positive way to start the New Year

Wanting nothing to do with commercialized holidays and bars and superficial family, Faith (her name) decides to come check out something different (the Indian plaza) and runs into me. She points to the Gita on my book table and says, “I have that book next to me on my night table, and I read it every night.” Since she already had a Gita, I showed her the Bhagavatam set. She was super eager to take it home and start reading it. With...

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Lord Caitanya’s mercy
Nov18

Lord Caitanya’s mercy

Madhava Mohini, Gita Govinda, and I were in Waipukarau for one day of the mid-year marathon, and we had permission to set up a book table in front of New World. About mid-way through the day, I called over a mature Maori lady (named Liz) with the line, “You look peaceful. Have you tried meditation?” She didn’t answer the question, but she came straight to our table. She seemed captivated by the books and pictures on...

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