Guru and Gauranga are so kind
Aug21

Guru and Gauranga are so kind

My full schedule didn’t leave me with much time to get out on Sankirtan. I only had a 20 minute slot available, but still I wanted to try and make some small offering to Srila Prabhupada on his appearance day. It was a sunny day so I started distributing on the very street I live on in Petone, Lower Hutt. Amazingly almost everyone I met took books and 8 pieces of literature went out! The session got off to an auspicious start...

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Christian student accepts a Bhagavad-gita
Aug20

Christian student accepts a Bhagavad-gita

I was distributing flyers for an upcoming event in Perth, when two young men approached me and asked me what I was doing. I told them about the event and mentioned that I am a student of Bhagavad-gita. One man, Rabindra, is from Nepal and is studying the teachings of the Bible in a university. His desire is to study it himself so that he can share the teachings, and love of God, with others. He asked me what points struck me the most...

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The right medicine
Aug17

The right medicine

The other day, I was distributing books on the walking street of Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Usually, I do not often go to the walking street, only when we also have a harinama party. This time, as very often lately, another devotee came with me and did the harinama all alone, sometimes playing the harmonium, sometimes the mrdanga. I distributed books around him. As Srila Prabhupada wrote in a letter to Ravindra Svarupa on...

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The Gita revelation
Aug16

The Gita revelation

Standing on a corner, surrounded by skyscrapers, people in business suits, cars honking horns, and the scattered homeless people, we felt a bit peculiar handing out the Bhagavad-gita to all passers-by. The only thing we could do in such a situation was to pray for a miracle. I was accompanied by veteran book distributor Bhrgupati Prabhu. Although the environment was bitter and harsh, his association kept me clearheaded and healthy. As...

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Distributing books at an exhibit at Ratha yatra in LA
Aug16

Distributing books at an exhibit at Ratha yatra in LA

A woman came by the table at the vegetarian exhibit at the Los Angeles Ratha-yatra and picked up three books and gave a nice donation. When I asked what brought her over to buy the books, she said that she'd been listening at the Question and Answer booth and was impressed by the speaker's knowledge. One man came to my book table with his children. After surveying the exhibit, he looked me right in the eye and said, "What...

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