Start reading, girl!
Jun20

Start reading, girl!

We were showing Ella the small books on our table and getting to know her, when she said, “I have actually never read a book in my life.” We fortunately avoided expressing any dismay at how our culture so criminally deprived such a wonderful young lady of even the basics of a proper education. She lacked a love for reading, which should be her endowment for life. Our response was, “Then this has to be the first book you read!” We gave...

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Nagendra’s destiny catches up with him
Jun17

Nagendra’s destiny catches up with him

Today in Manchester, Nagendra dashed past me as I attempted to stop him. He did however capture a momentary glimpse of our “Veda” book and seconds later he returned to find out more. I spoke about “Veda” and also introduced him to the Bhagavad Gita. He then revealed that a couple of years ago someone in the City Centre stood in the exact same spot as me, tried to give him a Bhagavad Gita, and he said he would...

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University researcher finds the books and takes a huge interest
Jun03

University researcher finds the books and takes a huge interest

I was distributing books in Balboa Park in San Diego, California, on a typical, busy weekend day, when, toward the end of the day, I met a very nice lady. I was talking to one couple about the books, and right after they left, she suddenly approached me with an interest in seeing what the books are about. She told me that her name is Blodwyn and that she’s doing research on environmental studies at the University of Redlands and also...

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A letter to the artist
Jun03

A letter to the artist

This is an amazing letter to the BBT artist. The artists were in anxiety because Srila Prabhupada wanted a lot of paintings to go in his books, fast. As I was reading it, I thought, “This can apply to book distributors as well.” Just make a slight adjustment in your mind as you read this letter: When you see “artist,” think “book distributor,” and it fits perfectly. “I understand that you feel...

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Discovering a connection
Jun01

Discovering a connection

A few months ago I was in Leeds City Centre, North England. I stopped a serious looking man from Nigeria and was trying my best to break the ice. All my jokes were failing, all my questions brought an abrupt “no”, and he seemed to have practically no inclination toward spirituality. Then I noticed something amazing: a Nrsingha kavaca around his neck! I pointed at it and asked what it was – he didn’t have an answer. Then I showed him...

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New Mayapur, a book distribution and farm community needs help
May20

New Mayapur, a book distribution and farm community needs help

Dear devotees Jaya Srila Prabhupada I want to bring to your attention a campaign that has just been launched over the last few days to help maintain the New Mayapur community in France that has now reached a precarious situation. In this video the devotees nicely explain the situation and here is the link to the Go Fund Me campaign where you can see an overwhelming support coming in from many devotees around the world. If you are in a...

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