Book distribution in Nairobi Africa
Oct22

Book distribution in Nairobi Africa

As I was distributing books in Nairobi, Krsna gave me a new line for distributing books. After I stopped someone and exchanged a few words, I'd present the book to the person and, as Srila Prabhupada encouraged us to do, show the pictures to them. Showing the changing bodies picture, I'd say the soul is going through the body from boyhood to old age to death and that it would continue after the death of the...

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Lord Nityananda encourages the devotees on book distribution
Oct22

Lord Nityananda encourages the devotees on book distribution

We went to the University of Altiplano, next to the world's highest lake, Titicaca. The lake contains two huge islands at its center. Through its waters navigate commercial and tourist vessels. It marks the border of Peru and Bolivia, which is famous for its icy breezes. Because of that I had trouble keeping my hands out of my pockets long enough to show people the books. Practically I begged people:...

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Nice surprises
Oct13

Nice surprises

Hare Krsna, Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! As I’m writing this, I’m on my way to Africa to try to do what I can to increase book distribution there. Krsna has an amazing way of making nice arrangements: On my flight to Lagos I had a six-hour stop over in Houston, so I asked some friends to pick me up and take me to the new temple. The temple is the most...

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Robin Williams gets books
Sep22

Robin Williams gets books

Many years ago I was standing in Union Square park, in downtown San Francisco, with a little box of books. There was an art festival going on, so I slipped in and out of the park so the security wouldn’t bother me. At around 10:30 a.m. I noticed a very familiar face walking through the show with his family. It was Robin Williams, a leading American actor and comedian. To get his attention creatively, I fanned out the books I had in my...

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Overcoming dualities and turning a negative into a positive
Aug25

Overcoming dualities and turning a negative into a positive

When we distribute books, we really see the dualities of this world. I was distributing at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, probably the biggest tourist attraction in LA and a big attraction for the locals as well, when I approached a man saying, “Excuse me,” to which he replied, “Shut up.” The next person I approached put his hands together and said, “Namaste, Hare Krsna.” In the Bhagavad-gita Krsna...

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Miracles happen
Aug16

Miracles happen

Hare Krishna, Revati and Jyotsana went out to preach in Nelore and happened to meet a doctor. They waited outside his office for thirty minutes, and the doctor’s assistant kept on telling them. “You are wasting your time waiting for him. He is an atheist.” By the Lord’s mercy, they succeeded in meeting him. While looking toward them he made a remark that he was not going to listen to anything about God. When...

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