Are we So Sinful?
May03

Are we So Sinful?

During book distribution in villages in India, we generally set up a stall by 7:30 am and after engaging the early morning shoppers, we move to the next village. Like this we cover 4-5 villages in a day. One day we had good book distribution in a village. By 9am we were ready to leave. On the way to the next big village there was a smaller one, which I decide to skip. "Better spend more time in the bigger village," I...

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Ananda
May01

Ananda

Coventry,UK: I had the great fortune to go out on a harinama on Lord Nityananda's appearance day. A pleasant gentleman called Robert, who was with his young daughter, wanted to talk with us. Both he and his daughter loved the harinama and wanted to know more about Hare Krsns. We were suprised when he told us his daughter's name was Ananda, an unusual name for an English girl. He told us the story behind her name: Many...

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Famous Musician Receives the Mercy
Apr30

Famous Musician Receives the Mercy

Gargamuni Prabhu from Slovenia wrote: I've just come from two harinams, in which we sit and perform bhajan-style chanting. In one small city in the north of Slovenia (near Dravograd), I talked to the most (or one of the most) popular singers in Slovenia. He writes good, sometimes funny lyrics that carry strong points about the stupid lifestyles people live. He accompanies himself with a guitar. He has been a vegetarian for many...

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Another Pre-judgement classic
Apr26

Another Pre-judgement classic

I was on my first day on books with HH Devamrita Swami's team in Sydney, Australia. Inspired to seek some association I sought out some experience with the more experienced. We set out on my first sankirtana adventure in Sydney for the year, down to Town Hall. It was fairly busy, people would stop to look at the books and quite often take. As the day went on the mood started to sway the other way. Most people were still nice but...

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Do not be judgemental

Often book distributors feel that they can judge who will take a book and who will not. Sometimes a truly seasoned book distributor may develop a sixth sense of sorts, but often our intuitions are plain prejudices and not indications from the Supersoul. The best method is to approach everyone with a book. Govind Kunda Prabhu, from Belgaum, recalls his experiences: I distribute books in long-distance trains. During the December...

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