Anger is the Foremost Enemy
Jun26

Anger is the Foremost Enemy

by Yogindra Dasa I had an unusual experience once while distributing hard backBhagavatams on the street outside a post office in a small town in Sweden. A lady with a mentally- challenged daughter passed by, and the little girl grabbed the book I had tried to distribute to her mother. The girl adamantly refused to return the book to me, inspite of her mother’s repeated attempts. The mother had little choice but to ask me...

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U.S. Soldier Engages on Battlefield
Jun26

U.S. Soldier Engages on Battlefield

My service is to be serving in the United States Army. Some people think this is not so favorable, but actually I find being on the battlefield to be a book distributors’ heaven. The other day I was invited to give a talk at a ‘prayer breakfast’. I agreed to do so, and Krishna inspired me with the idea to set up a book table, presenting only the Bhagavad-gita. I figured that since the Gita is spoken on...

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Philosophy Means Searching for the Truth
Jun26

Philosophy Means Searching for the Truth

Recently I was distributing in a shopping center in the Eastern part of Helsinki. It was a tough day, and later on I realized the reason it was so challenging was because I was trying to use different ‘tricks' to distribute and I was not really trying to surrender to Krishna. I decided to take a break and listened to a class by Bhurijana Prabhu. It was an excellent and inspiring class which helped me to understand Krishna...

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Shot in Action: On the Battlefront
Jun26

Shot in Action: On the Battlefront

by Partha-sarthi Dasa The weather is hot: 130F and 140F in my truck…danger at every step… I was out walking, to check out and refill my book rack and drop off some prasadam sent from some wonderful devotees, when all of a sudden explosions were heard. At first I thought it was nothing, but it got louder and closer… we were under a mortar attack. Quickly I ran into the closest bunker. As I got in, I noticed there were...

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Toronto Sankirtan Story 2011 – EVERYONE Matters, Every BIT counts!
Jun24

Toronto Sankirtan Story 2011 – EVERYONE Matters, Every BIT counts!

By Mahasundari Madhavi devi dasi At the end of 2010, the Toronto Sankirtan Team set an ambitious goal to distribute a minimum of 35,000 books during 2011. This seemed like a tall task given that it was more than three times the number of books distributed in the whole of 2009! But as Srila Prabhupada emphatically said, “Impossible is a word in a fool’s dictionary.” Devotees in Toronto truly imbibed that mood and...

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Will this Book Help You Quit Smoking?
Jun23

Will this Book Help You Quit Smoking?

by Bhakta Corey We went to a mall in Brownsville, Texas near the border of Mexico, and had a very wonderful experience distributing books. The Spanish people seem to be very relaxed–and it appears to me that they are living a peaceful life.    There was one person I met that I remember quite well. I stopped a Mexican man who was smoking a cigarette. He took the book,Perfection of Yoga, and while he was looking it...

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