Sankirtan Story from Italy
May11

Sankirtan Story from Italy

From Raghunath dasa: In June, in Forlì, Italy, as I was entering a big office building, I was suddenly stopped by a security guard who inquire boldly: "Who are you? Where are you going?" She was a young lady, and she seemed quite severe and determined to not let me enter. When I presented myself and explained in a few words about our mission she changed positively and asked: "Don't you need a security guard...

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Become less efficient
May09

Become less efficient

While visiting the Miami Temple an old friend came up to me while I was in the temple room. His name is Patita Pavana das, a retired doctor. We've known each other for about twenty-five years so he knows I have some affection for book distribution. He asked me how book distribution is going around the world, I mentioned it was increasing. Then he went on to tell me an experience he had. When he was a doctor he had a waiting room...

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Book Distribution in the Big Apple
May09

Book Distribution in the Big Apple

While distributing on the street called "Avenue of the Americas" in New York City, there was a big street festival, thousands of people buying their "things" for material enjoyment. I approached two gentlemen from India and offered them Srila Prabhupada'a Bhagavad Gita. One of them was a life member and very much appreciated that I was doing this service. The other had not yet read the BG and was interested in...

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Book Distribution Seminar by HG Vaisesika Das at New Vrndavana Festival of Inspiration
May09

Book Distribution Seminar by HG Vaisesika Das at New Vrndavana Festival of Inspiration

Sometimes devotees are afraid to go out on book distribution because they think so many horrible things may happen, but if we just go out, overcome the tricks of the mind then you'll find so many wonderful things will happen. There is one way to distribute that I and others have found is not so difficult and is respectable, distributing from a table. In many cities at least in the US you can set up a table and distribute legally....

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Continued from the Vrndavana book distribution seminar
May09

Continued from the Vrndavana book distribution seminar

by Vacaspati das My spiritual master asked me to distribute books, but I have no arms, I lost them in the army. I can't hold books, nor can I hold money. I tell the people that I have some very interesting books, but I can't show you, you'll have to take them out of the bag on my back. Then when they want the book I tell them which pocket to put the money in. I get my inspiration from other devotees. Just like a person may...

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Hare Krishna
May08

Hare Krishna

"There is no doubt about it, to distribute books is our most important activity. The temple is a place not for eating and sleeping, but as a base from which we send out our soldiers to fight with Maya. Fight with Maya means to drop thousand and millions of books into the lap of the conditioned souls. Just like during war time the bombs are raining from the sky like anything… "His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...

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