More good news about Chaitanya Charitamrita sets from ISKCON Silicon Valley
Feb25

More good news about Chaitanya Charitamrita sets from ISKCON Silicon Valley

Tuba, from Turkey, was very favorable. Devotees presented her a Gita, which she accepted with an open heart. Then Kameshwari Dasi decided to present a Chaitanya Charitamrita set. Tuba hesitated, but owing to her piety and the devotees’ strong desire, Mahaprabhu showed His mercy to her, and she happily accepted the Chaitanya Charitamrita set. It’s really  amazing that people from various cultures, religions and countries...

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Everything going wrong was actually going right
Feb22

Everything going wrong was actually going right

We are in peak summer here in Sydney, so not much room to have things go wrong, and everything seemed to go wrong for me on this day – too many to list. I was trying to catch up and saying to myself, "Patience, patience!" Then, on the street, I see Sunny (a very thoughtful Chinese girl), riding and zooming past on her bike. I showed my palm big and clear asking her to stop. And so she did. Initially, I didn't...

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Getting books and surrendering to Krishna without reading them
Feb19

Getting books and surrendering to Krishna without reading them

While visiting the Kolkata temple, I met another devotee visiting the temple, who told me about the interesting way in which he joined. He’s from Algeria. As a young man visiting London in 1977, he would see the devotees, and they would sell books to him, which he wouldn’t read. But he would take them to the youth hostel and give them to the young people there. Sometimes he would find our books lying around the city, and...

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A book-distribution vacation
Feb17

A book-distribution vacation

In 2008, I was able to take an early retirement from my job. I decided to fill my van with books and visit temples I had never seen before. One place I visited was Philadelphia. After getting permission to stay in the temple, I was told to go near Rittenhouse Square for book distribution. I had decided I would sell books in dhoti and tilak and use a table. I have an efficient “book distribution kit” that fits on a two-wheel baggage...

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Class 1.15.34 in Los Angeles on December 12, 1973
Feb17

Srimad-Bhagavatam Class 1.15.34 in Los Angeles on December 12, 1973

“What is the difference between a demon and devotee? A demon is puffed up. That’s all. Falsely. That is demon. And a devotee is submissive, meek and mild. This is the difference. . . . We go, ‘My dear sir, we have got these books to understand Krishna, the Supreme Lord. So you kindly read this book. You will be benefited.’ ‘Ah, what is God? Who is God? I am God.’ This is demonism. And demigod or a devotee...

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