On Ekadasi in Germany: Drinking the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Jun11

On Ekadasi in Germany: Drinking the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

Dear Fellow Book Distributors, Please accept my humble respects at your feet. All glories be to the uttama book distributor, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada! The Srimad Bhagavatam says (1.18.13): "The value of a moment's association with the devotee of the Lord cannot be compared to the heavenly planets or salvation,…" Last Ekadasi (late May) it so happened that we had been traveling for a...

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Sweet last night for Marathon book distributors
Jun11

Sweet last night for Marathon book distributors

During the last night of the December book marathon (2013), at 11 p.m. the Manakau Westfield mall had just closed. Munjaranya Mataji and I were also ready to end the marathon, but we tried Vaisesika Prabhu's trick: “We'll just go and have a look at the spot.” Driving around, we concluded that the Kmart, though very busy, may not be safe this late at night. Driving to the Warehouse, I could find no good reason not...

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Gauranga’s mercy !!!
Jun05

Gauranga’s mercy !!!

In heavy traffic, suddenly Revati started patting my shoulder, asking me to stop. There was no marketplace or anything, but still she insisted on going back to the only shop on the road. The shop owner accepted our greeting of "Hare Krishna" and offered us chairs to sit on. We started showing him books, but he refused, refused, and refused again and again. So we told him about a mid-day meal program, and he was ready to...

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Young girl reading the Gita gets the First Canto
Jun02

Young girl reading the Gita gets the First Canto

I was distributing books at the farmers market a block away from the temple in Los Angeles. The books were going out, but I had some other service to do, still I wanted to distribute one more book. After looking for a while for that special soul that would get one of Srila Prabhupada’s books, I was approached by a little girl who asked, “How much do you want for your books?” I said, “We just ask for a...

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A test of detachment
May30

A test of detachment

Once, in the city of Rostov-on-Don (Russia) on a central street, I saw a young couple hugging and decided to offer them a book. The man replied, "I don't need it. I know everything. It's very good, but those who have knowledge are detached. I'm also detached. Really! I don't have any attachment to my girlfriend." I responded, "OK, but what about your money? Are you also detached from it?"...

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