Book Distribution on the Azores islands
Aug31

Book Distribution on the Azores islands

For a couple of months every year, for the last ten years or so, I've visited the Azores islands, an autonomous region of Portugal, in the mid-Atlantic. On one of the islands, where just five hundred inhabitants live, I was giving out books one day. A lady who stopped to talk began to take something from her purse, which I thought might be an offical government document identifying her, and that she'd ask me to stop my book...

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World Sankirtan Newsletter for Aug 2015
Aug30

World Sankirtan Newsletter for Aug 2015

For complete results go to www.SankirtanNewsletter.com (password: wsnhome) Deadline for scores is the 15th of the next month WORLD WORLD SANKIR NEWS LETTER WWW WWW SSS TAN NEWS NEW WWW WWW SSS SSS NEWSLE NEW WWW WWW WWW SSSSS NEW NEWS NEW WWW WORLD WWW SANKIR NEW NEWS NEW WORLD WORLD SSS TAN NEW LETTER WWW WWW SAN SSS NEW NEWSL WW WW KIRTAN NEWSL ETTER ********************************************************* W O R L D S A N K I R T A...

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Overcoming a Big Assumption
Aug28

Overcoming a Big Assumption

One morning I was standing just outside a main train station in Melbourne, at a busy location where professionals and uni students exit the station. I spotted a girl a few metres away, who had a crumbled McDonald's package, indicating that she'd probably just eaten a burger and fries for breakfast. I thought, Let her be the proof of Lord Caitanya's and Srila Prabhupada's mercy. I began chatting with her and placed a...

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Out of Many Thousands of Men, Only a Few are Named Hectar
Aug25

Out of Many Thousands of Men, Only a Few are Named Hectar

In the 1970s I met a man named Hector at Vista Point, across the San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. He was on a big tour bus. I showed him a book and asked for a donation. "So I can give any donation I want, and I get to keep this book?" he asked. "Yes" I answered. "I want you to dedicate the book to me first. My name's Hector," he said. I wrote on the first page of the Sixth...

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Distributing books in Herman Hesse’s town
Aug17

Distributing books in Herman Hesse’s town

Hare Krsna, I was recently distributing Bhagavad-gitas in Calw, a small town in the Black Forest in southwest Germany, I noted that Herman Hesse, the famous author (Siddharta, The Bead Game, and so on) lived here. He used to read and like Bhagavad-gita, and his appreciation of the book is included on the back cover of German edition. So I just pointed to his name and asked people, “Do you know of Hermann Hesse?” Of course,...

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