Doha airport: Yound people meet devotees
Nov09

Doha airport: Yound people meet devotees

I had an interesting experience in the Doha airport, with my wife, in transit from Mayapur to Moscow. Doha is a materialistic city, completely based on the idea of shaping the landscape through the use of money and technology. It offers an artificial oasis of sense pleasure in the middle of the desert, opposite to the Vedic idea of a civilization based on natural resources and spiritual advancement. We had a...

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Krishna Reconnected me with “My Faith”
Nov09

Krishna Reconnected me with “My Faith”

Last night, at a university in Toronto, I set up a table outside our event room, and displayed some books and beads on a nice table cloth. A girl stopped to see this as soon as she arrived at the event. I welcomed her, and we did her registration. I asked, “How did you find us?” She got a card from someone. And a girl in Kensington Market gave her the Bhagavad-gita two years ago. I asked, “Oh, did the...

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Distributing Chinese Books in North America
Nov09

Distributing Chinese Books in North America

Bhrigupati Dasa & Bhakta Jay Khush distribute Chinese books @ UCLA. More information at www.bbtfeme.com The FAR EAST • MIDDLE EAST division of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes Srila Prabhupada’s books and other BBT titles in fourteen languages of the Pacific Rim and Middle East for distribution in those regions of the world. As a new Western preaching initiative, BBT FEME is also developing titles specifically for...

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A young Vietnamese man & a man with a $2 bill
Nov01

A young Vietnamese man & a man with a $2 bill

While I was distributing at Cal State in LA, a Vietnamese lady approached my table and looked with curiousity at my books. I showed her the Gita and explained some of the contents. She said she had some interest in it, but didn't read English very well. I asked her whether she lived in Los Angeles, and she said yes. So I replied, "Then you must be learning English. You can practice with this book." (Satya-narayana...

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Hearty exchanges in Cardiff
Oct31

Hearty exchanges in Cardiff

While travelling with my spiritual master, I had an opportunity to go on book distribution at Cardiff central. On October 7th, I met Mike, who'd already met devotees and gotten a Bhagavad Gita. He read it a long time ago. I tried to inspire him to read it again and try to chant the maha-mantra. Mike agreed, saying that he feels like getting back into it. I suggested that he get Srimad Bhagavatam (1.1). He happily agreed and...

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