A homeless woman comes seeking the Absolute Truth
Aug09

A homeless woman comes seeking the Absolute Truth

There was a woman, looking quite rough, and my initial impression was that she is homeless. I thought, “She is probably like the many homeless people I’ve met who just want a free book and have no donation, unfortunately. But I can’t be giving out free books too much.” So when she came to look at the books, I told her about them, and I thought that the best I could give her was at least a maha-mantra card. I explained it....

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Supersoul fulfills my desire
Aug08

Supersoul fulfills my desire

Every Sunday, we do harinama at the same marketplace in Minsk, Belarus, for two hours. Usually I distribute books while it’s going on. Recently, when the harinama was already approaching the end, in my bag I had six books left: three big and three small, all with the same title. I started intensely praying to distribute all the books, but I was so unsuccessful that I couldn’t distribute even one. Finally, the whole harinama party went...

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You just carry the books
Aug02

You just carry the books

I approached my temple authority, saying, “Aditya Rupaka Prabhu, can I do another service today? I think that today isn’t really my day for sankirtan.” He didn’t accept my argument, and he responded, “You just carry the books.” “But Aditya Rupaka, I have no inspiration to talk to people.” “Don’t talk, just carry the books. Say to yourself, ‘OK. Today I am just a carrier.’” As soon as I left the temple, I got the idea to walk to...

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A coincidence, a blessing
Jul25

A coincidence, a blessing

I was distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books in Maribor, Slovenia. Now is the tourist time. Tourists are visiting the city from all over the world. While I was distributing I met a very special person. Why special? She told me that a few years ago she read Bhagavad Gita As It Is, and she noticed at the end of Preface that Srila Prabhupada wrote the Preface on 12 May 1971 in Australia. That is also exactly her birthday, and she is...

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With the blessing and instruction from the Vaishnavas anything can happen
Jul23

With the blessing and instruction from the Vaishnavas anything can happen

I just want to share a nectarian story from the end of May. Because of some family visit, I wasn’t going to be around Auckland for a mid-year marathon, so I tried to increase my book distribution a bit in May. I was aiming to distribute all the books I had in storage. As it came closer to the date of my flight, I was thinking that it seems quite impossible to reach that goal. On the night before my last day on books I did some...

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