New record and more!
Jan05

New record and more!

I received a very recent report about the Prabhupada Marathon from Mahotsaha Prabhu. He broke his own record by distributing over 1,500 books in one day. While in Tampa, within minutes he distributed two sets to Srimad Bhagavatam sets to people who knew nothing about Krsna consciousness before getting the sets. Some time later he approached a man and he said, “I’m an atheist. I’m not interested.” Mahotsaha...

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A BTG distributed from the Boston temple ended up in Portugal and made a devotee.
Jan04

A BTG distributed from the Boston temple ended up in Portugal and made a devotee.

It was 51 years ago today, on January 1, 1971, that I saw my first Back to Godhead magazine at a friend’s beach house in São João do Estoril, Portugal. I didn’t even know it existed before that day. A few friends and I were walking along the beach that cold but sunny day when a huge wave came out of nowhere, soaking us to the bone, and we were forced to go to another friend’s house a hundred yards away to dry off. It...

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Determination in preaching changes people
Dec28

Determination in preaching changes people

Srila Prabhupada wrote in a letter, “There is a lot of ground to be covered to spread Krishna consciousness to millions and millions of our slumbering brothers and sisters!” Sometimes it can feel overwhelming that there is so much work to do and we often don’t see the results of our small preaching efforts. I want to share a wee story that exemplifies how all the devotees’ little attempts to share the books add up to...

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Magical day at the airport
Dec21

Magical day at the airport

During the Prabhupada Marathon in 2021, I was sitting in an airplane on my way to Ålesund, a city on the west coast of Norway. The books I needed for distribution had already been sent to the city by post, so I just brought some extra books that fit in my hand luggage. I had not been flying since the pandemic started. As we were flying the pilot suddenly announced that there were some technical problems and the plane had to return to...

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Unattentive at first
Dec19

Unattentive at first

A week ago, on Sunday, I was standing at our usual place with books and praying to Krishna to kindly guide and inspire sincere souls to buy Srila Prabhupada’s books. A young boy with his grandmother and family arrived at a nearby shop, but they did not pay much attention to the books at first. Later when they were about to leave, I kindly requested them to take a look at the books, but they did not seem very enthusiastic. I had...

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Just sitting and asking God what to do
Dec17

Just sitting and asking God what to do

In the attached photo is Olga from Ukraine. I was ending my 4-mile japa/ cardio walk at Haile Plantation, Florida. I approached her and asked her whether she likes to read. She was so happy to get Srila Prabhupada’s books. She said, “I was just sitting here, asking God what I should do.” I told her that nothing happens by chance and God, Krishna, answered her prayer. Always carry books as you never know who Krishna will send!...

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