Some appreciation…
Aug28

Some appreciation…

This is a letter sent to us by Indradyumna Swami: Dear Sir, Yesterday my family and I attended your event, the Festival of India, in Mielno. It was a wonderful experience. I read about Lord Krishna as a teenager when one day, by chance, I came across a book called, “The Science of Self Realization” in a local library. I was only 10 years old at the time and it wasn’t easy reading. Even today I am still trying to...

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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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