A students experience with Book Distribution on the trains of Mumbai
Jun18

A students experience with Book Distribution on the trains of Mumbai

Rupesh Mahajan Prabhu, a student at the VJTI (College of Engineering) has been a steady book distributor recently at the Bhandirvan B.A.C.E. With full enthusiasm he ventured out on his first attempt to distribute books last December. He went to outstation trains to distribute books. He had not done anything like this before. Using his college badge, he would introduce himself first and then his mission. Rupesh was in for a surprise. A...

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All types of jivas get the mercy……
Jun10

All types of jivas get the mercy……

One person, Shashi, who is an atheist, mentioned that his father is also an atheist. His father works for the Gov't. of Tamil Nadu's Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Dept. The father appreciated it that devotee children were presenting the Gita to him. To encourage the kids, he took the Gita and gave a generous donation. We were happy that Srila Prabhupada's Gita made its way into an atheist's library. The...

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A boss connects with the real Boss
Jun08

A boss connects with the real Boss

After I recently commenced a new job, my boss showed me his book collection, and one of his books was the BBT’s Veda. He couldn’t recall how or when he got hold of the book. I then showed him our Manor promotional video, which he in turn sent to the chairman of our company (the former vice president of Samsung), who then asked to visit the Manor. We arranged a visit during office hours on a Monday, and we spent three hours...

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Two books for Prince Harry
Jun06

Two books for Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, was in and around New Zealand last week. He ended his travels in Auckland and played a football match with the youth team of New Zealand at the Cloud Building. As he exited the building, throngs of excited Aucklanders waited to catch a glimpse of him, take a photo, and even possibly shake his hand. There was certainly a great feeling of admiration for this prince. As a former British...

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What’s nice about book distribution
May30

What’s nice about book distribution

Hare Krishna, I’m back in Los Angeles, distributing books at the Griffith Observator. This is a place newly opened for book distribution by Amarendra Prabhu, a lawyer and Srila Prabhupada’s disciple. For many years he’s helped the BBT open spots for the sankirtan devotees. Last week, I found the going a little slow during the weekdays, so I tried Santa Monica Mall instead. It’s an outdoor mall, so the...

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Lunch or book
May30

Lunch or book

In New Zealand I stopped a young man (Robert) by putting the Gita in his hand while saying, "Since you are in Te Atatu with an awesome pony tail and a cool beard, I am showing you this encyclopedia of knowledge and culture." He kindly looked through the Gita while I peppered him with questions, intermixed with a comment or two about the Gita — that it covers everything. He is a music teacher of some sort, and I said...

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