Bhakta Andrew from North carolina
May04

Bhakta Andrew from North carolina

Swierzno, Poland Last week, a new bhakta named Andrew came from America to join His Holiness Indradyumna Maharaja's festival of India tour in Poland. He told us about how he became a devotee. He used to work in an organic bakery in North Carolina. One day, he had a discussion with a Rastafari fellow. As they spoke about different spiritual topics, this rastafari asked Andrew, "Do you know anything about Krishna?" Andrew...

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An interview with Radhanatha Prabhu
May04

An interview with Radhanatha Prabhu

While visiting the ISKCON center in Kansas City, Missouri (the locals call it "misery"), I had the good fortune of associating with one of the greatest inspirations in ISKCON, Radhanatha Prabhu. He joined in 1975, in Philadelphia, and shortly after joining he contracted a disease that put him in crutches and then a wheel chair. Last year he had his legs amputated. Despite all this, he has been enthusiastically distributing...

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Finland
May04

Finland

Dear Vijay Prabhu!PAMHO. I just came from Finland where I was visiting Tattvadava Prabhu (the president), and the sankirtan devotees. The geographical isolation of Finland forces the local devotees to depend on Srila Prabhupada with whatever devotion they can offer. By nature the Finish people are known to be very tough. The climate, the isolation and also their genetic background makes them ideal survivors under any conditions. As...

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Utsaha in the better half
May04

Utsaha in the better half

Not to be left behind, the mataji's spearheaded by MadhuPriya Mataji were some of the most active book-distributors during the last marathon. On many occasions, scenting an opportunity, they grabbed the initiative from their better halves and not surprisingly have awe-inspiring stories to narrate. Madhu Priya Mataji had a simple and effective formula. She would always carry Bhagavad-Gita with her each time she stepped out of her...

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Gopa Vrndapal talks with Prabhupada about Book Distribution
May04

Gopa Vrndapal talks with Prabhupada about Book Distribution

I remember in Vrindavan, there were just a few book distributors that got an audience with Srila Prabhupada to discuss this very topic of book distribution with him. I remember some of the questions that were posed, and I remember the answers explicitly. One thing I asked was about the quality of our preaching and our book distribution. I suggested that there was one problem that people often said that the only time they see us is...

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The Glories of Bhagavad Gita
May04

The Glories of Bhagavad Gita

While visiting Bombay a devotee named Rupa Raghunatha Prabhu a diciple of Rahanatha Maharaja, related this story to me. He was going store to store when I went into a place where about ten men were having a business meeting, usually when there's such a meeting it's very difficult to interest anyone in taking a book. This time however, as soon as one of the men, who was the director, saw me with the Bhagavad Gita's he...

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