Gauranga’s Nectar Network
Aug29

Gauranga’s Nectar Network

I popped out of the Mantra Lounge to distribute books in the center of Hamilton. On my way, I pulled a Gita, two “Hiding In Unnatural Happiness,” and an Enough magazine from my backpack. Soon I stopped a father and son. The father was walking barefoot. So I used a standard line: "Are those the new air Nikes?" The response was favorable, and shortly both he and his son were holding books. He was covered in tattoos...

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A humble Christian gets the Srimad Bhagavatam
Aug15

A humble Christian gets the Srimad Bhagavatam

It was a hot day and quite austere to distribute. ISKCON Silicon Valley’s Vijay Damodar and Lila Nandini had a strong desire to distribute a Bhagavatam set. They finally met a Spanish person in an apartment campus. They started talking and introduced the Spanish Gita. As they continued talking, they understood that the person was very spiritual, having strong faith in God. He was highly receptive to spiritual knowledge and thus...

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“A Higher Taste” engages a student and then a professor
Aug10

“A Higher Taste” engages a student and then a professor

Here in Los Angeles, we have a college professor who comes to our temple on Sundays with her family. Her name is Jennifer. She was first given Srila Prabhupada’s books by devotees at Santa Monica College several years ago. Jennifer got a copy of “A Higher Taste”, and upon reading it, she was convinced of vegetarianism and offering her food to Krishna. She also suspected that it was not the first time she had been...

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If you only take two you’ll regret it…
Aug10

If you only take two you’ll regret it…

A pious lady walks over to my book table and says, “Sorry to interrupt your dinner. Do you any have books about Caitanya Mahaprabhu?” With a huge smile, I respond, “Just on this rare occasion, I happened to have a nine-volume Caitanya-caritamrita set waiting to go to your beautiful home with you.” When I showed her the set, she replied, “No, no. I don’t want nine books. I want only one or two. May I take just two books?” I...

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Overcoming resistance
Aug04

Overcoming resistance

“Hare Krishna! Can I have a few minutes of your time, please?” A man looking at the Gita in my hand says, “Sorry, not interested in religion.” “Fine. Can I ask you a question?” “If it’s not related to religion.” “Just want to know the meaning of religion. What do you think it is?” “Sorry. It’s a question related to religion.” “Why are you so conscientious not to accept any...

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