Voodoo Priest Gets the Mercy
Aug29

Voodoo Priest Gets the Mercy

In the evening, after a blissful day of book distribution in New Orleans's French Quarter, Raya Nitai Prabhu, Bhakta Steve and I were preparing to go on harinam. After we blew a conchshell to signify the beginning of harinam, a tall skinny man with a goatee, French beret, and long hair walked through a black gate from a dimly lit ally and approached us. He asked, " Are you Hare Krishnas?" We replied, "Yes." He...

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Kindness Conquers the Heart

I was on my first day of book distribution with HG Navina Nirada Prabhu. We headed down to our local spot, Byron Bay. We did a harinam, sought the blessings of the ocean and then purified ourselves with some Prasadam. Now that we felt sufficiently purified we were ready to engage in the sankirtana yajna of book distribution. I stopped one young woman. She seemed very interested in the concept of Krsna consciousness but didn't seem...

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Krsna works in mysterious ways…
Aug19

Krsna works in mysterious ways…

Arcita Prabhu, whose service is with the BBT, recived a call from a lady who wanted to pay for the daily prasadam of the devotees at the New Dwaraka temple in Los Angeles. He asked her, "How did you become interested in Krsna consciousness?" She said, "When I was seven, I died, but then, mysteriously, someone took me around to different amazing places and I came back to life. When I was fifty, someone gave me a book...

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A Saintly Boy
Aug16

A Saintly Boy

In Russia a thirteen-year-old received one of Srila Prabhupada books, became attracted to the philosophy, and went to the temple and loved everything. The devotees gave him beads and more books. He became more interested and became a devotee. But he knew his parents wouldn't approve, so he secretly continued his Krsna consciousness. He heard about a three-day festival a few hundred miles from Moscow. He really wanted to go, so he...

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Book Distribution in Czech Republic
Aug14

Book Distribution in Czech Republic

One summer day I began distributing the books of Srila Prabhupada at a square in a small south Czech Republic city. The third person I stopped was a lady and as I presented the books, I noticed an older man listening to us from a small distance. In our devotee-slang we call such people SPA (secret police agents), and because they are a disturbing element in book distribution, we try to avoid them. This man looked a bit crazy, due to...

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