Another time bomb
Oct20

Another time bomb

It was hot summer day in May 2003. I was preparing for medical entrance exam and was completely exhausted by the long hours I had put. Add to it the tremendous anxiety about carrier and future. I desperately wanted to read some inspiring book, which would give me some peace of mind. I started searching books on the shelf. In the corner was Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It had been kept on my book shelf for nearly ten years. I...

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Something amazing
Oct17

Something amazing

A Christian couple was asking me lots of questions, and this curiousteenager passing by also wanted to join our conversation. At the end, theChristian couple prayed for me and left without taking any books. The boy,however, was impressed with the Krishna philosophy he heard and wanted tobuy books. His mom came out of a shop, and I congratulated her for raising such a niceson. She then told me something amazing. She said that when she...

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Two types of mercy for one customer
Oct08

Two types of mercy for one customer

It’s a dream coming true. While distributing books, I wanted to distributeprasad and cultivate the favorable customers. The wonderfulsoul in the attached photo came for lunch a few times, and then we invitedher to our kirtan events. She came to a few kirtans, and this evening afterkirtan she agreed to take home a full set of Srimad Bhagavatams. She is sweet andfavorable to Krishna consciousness.  –ys, Shastrakrt...

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World Sankirtan Newsletter August 2020
Oct02

World Sankirtan Newsletter August 2020

It looks like Covid-19 was a blessing in disguise for the Vancouver templein August. I don’t remember ever seeing such a high score. It was the No. 9temple worldwide, with almost 7,000 book points. Another pleasant surpriseis the No. 1 book distributor for the month: Vibhu Caitanya Prabhu, an oldfriend, from Durban. He’s been a book distributor for many years, but I’venever seen him score so high. It looks like...

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Nice Sankirtan experiences in Dallas Texas
Sep21

Nice Sankirtan experiences in Dallas Texas

Last week I gave a Bhagavad Gita to Andy, a man wearing a Greatful DeadT-shirt. I told him that the Greatful Dead played with Srila Prabhupada inSan Francisco. He scraped up a couple of dollars in change and promised togive me more later. Today at Whole Foods I was getting rung up for a pile oforganic ginger, spinach, the most expensive butter, and an eleven dollargallon of Kalona whole milk. Then Andy comes up and tells the checkout...

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