Sankirtan Stories
Jun06

Sankirtan Stories

One of the many services of the internet I had another great day distributing Srila Prabhupada's books at West Virginia University in Morgantown, USA. I approached a young couple and said, "Please, my dear friends! I want you to see these books!" Upon taking them for inspection, the man said that he already had them. I was surprised and asked how they were acquired. He said that he had been searching for spiritual...

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Sankirtan Stories for ISKCON Book Distribution
Jun06

Sankirtan Stories for ISKCON Book Distribution

Shaman Ananda It was another wonderful day of trying to be an instrument of Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental book distribution. I was looking for the next recipient of Sri Caitanya’s mercy when a young man caught my eye. He looked like a South American shaman. I stopped him and offered a Bhagavad Gita As it is and Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1. Upon seeing the spiritual effulgence emanating from Prabhupada’s books he was...

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Well in that Case
Jun05

Well in that Case

by Ananta Nitai Das I was out in a very rich area of Dublin called "Howth" a seaside town, every house has a long driveway and a boat parked to the side to complete the status image. At one particular house a man answered the door, he looked at me and said "I'm not interested." I said, "Look, this is a book written by a multimillionaire who gave up everything to live under a tree and write spritual books...

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At a Train Station in Pune
Jun05

At a Train Station in Pune

Once I was distributing Srila Prabhupada's books in a railway station in Pune. By Prabhupada's mercy, many people responded nicely. But one railway officer shouted very loudly at me, asking whether I had permission to sell the books in the station. I didn't have permission, and I was very new to book distribution, so I became fearful and apologized to the officer. He angrily told me that I cannot sell books inside the...

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Spiritual Life Is Difficult, but Material Life Is Impossible
Jun05

Spiritual Life Is Difficult, but Material Life Is Impossible

by Madhumangala Dasa (South Africa) One Sunday in Dar es Salaam, Bhakta Deepak suggested we go visit a friend of his who was a top executive at Pepsi Cola. "Maybe we could interest him in Prabhupada's books," Deepak said. "I preached to him before, but had no luck. Maybe you'll do better." When we arrived the executive invited us into his apartment as Deepak introduced me to him and his wife and daughter....

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