Jesus got a gita
Jan09

Jesus got a gita

During the late end of this year's marathon, when I was in Palmerston North, I had an interesting day. All day I was meditating on a poem by Srila Prabhupada. One particular verse had my attention: “I know that Your causeless mercy can make everything possible, because You are the most expert mystic.” With this is mind, I found myself walking down a quiet street. Realizing it was dead, I turned around and walked...

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Chaitanya Charitamrita sets sold on the streets of Santa Cruz
Jan05

Chaitanya Charitamrita sets sold on the streets of Santa Cruz

Devotees wanted to try something different for the marathon, so they took the Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta set to the street! Pretty striking, right? Lord Chaitanya’s mercy is also like that. We displayed just one volume on the table. A person who recently was exposed to the path of spirituality through the book Autobiography of a Yogi, told us that he had heard a little about chanting. We showed him the display book and told him how...

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Some highlights at the Woodford Festival in Oz
Jan04

Some highlights at the Woodford Festival in Oz

While at my table, I saw two policemen looking at my Changing Bodies display. I motioned to them to come over. As I was showing them the Gita’s illustrations, one stopped me when I got to the illustration of the man with the cow’s head and the cow with the man’s head. He read the caption below the illustration and said, “That’s why I’m vegan.” I said, “You’re the first policeman...

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Santa Cruz, California: book distribution downtown
Dec25

Santa Cruz, California: book distribution downtown

Last Sunday, Dec. 17th, my father and I had the opportunity to join Madhava Govinda Prabhu on book distribution in downtown Santa Cruz. While Madhava Govinda Prabhu always started the talk with the people we met, he would always let me explain about the SSR. In this way we made a good team. Here in Santa Cruz, it was not easy to stop people like in the Friday harinams. But Madhava Govinda Prabhu did it quite easily.   * * * * * *...

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A blissful exchange
Dec24

A blissful exchange

As I was chanting my rounds in the metro, somewhat disheartened because I wasn't able to preach to anyone (they were all into phones & magazines), a man around 40, wearing fashionable cloths – yet quite worn out and dirty after a more careful look – entered the train with many bags in his hands. I concluded that he was yet another homeless (there are more and more of them lately) and perceived his sad, bitter...

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