The Gita Arrives Timely
Aug03

The Gita Arrives Timely

Janardana was accompanying me on door-to-door book distribution in Adilade Australia for the day. Before we left, I had prayed to Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundara here at Adelaide temple that They send us to some souls ready for the mercy of Srila Prabhupada. We ended up at a small beach town and parked the car. We went to the first house. It was a flat with a couple and their two children. I presented the Gita and...

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Forty years ago, I was visiting the Montreal temple.
Aug01

Forty years ago, I was visiting the Montreal temple.

I spoke to an old gentleman: "We are Hare Krishna devotees distributing literature." The man's facial features suddenly changed, and he said, "I was visiting the Montreal temple forty years ago. Thank you for telling me about this sweet chanting, I can still recall." He said his name was Jake and promised to join us in the Toronto temple, and he bought a book. As he was giving a donation his hands were...

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The Godfather Gets the Higher Taste
Aug01

The Godfather Gets the Higher Taste

I would like to preface the story by relating how I came to shake people's hands on sankirtana while exclaiming "ARooo!!" I would say this very loudly, like a buzzer going off, when they didn't expect it. It would make people laugh and disarm their false egos. I picked up this "ARooo" handshake in Laguna Beach from a devotee named Bhaya Hari Dasa. One day he shook my hand while saying something serious, but...

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Good news with the van for Nigeria
Aug01

Good news with the van for Nigeria

Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I recently got word that a very nice devotee (who wants to remain anonymous) has given $15,000 for the sankirtan van for Nigeria. He is also going to supply them with all the books they need! Lord Caitanya has inspired this devotee from within and now there will be thousands of books going out to the people of Nigeria. This devotee told me,...

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Nitai Pada Kamala
Jul30

Nitai Pada Kamala

Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Matajis, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. We are writing you on behalf of the Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur. Recently the Mayapur authorities gave us the opportunity to be responsible for the repair and maintenance of Srila Prabhupada's Nitai Pada Kamala boat. Our plan is to have it fixed by the coming Gaura Purnima. We would like to use the Nitai Pada Kamala for...

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Buddha helps Book Distribution
Jul21

Buddha helps Book Distribution

Hare Krsna Prabhus and Matajis Here are some nectar stories about how Buddha helps the book distribution. Buddha helps Chinese man get Gita I was distributing door to door with Bhakta Rori in Hamilton, New Zealand. We were walking by one house when I saw that a Chinese man was already standing outside. I called out hello in Chinese and said the Chinese words for monk and temple. He seemed to be ready for me to approach him. I showed...

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