This Is Hare Krishna?
Jun28

This Is Hare Krishna?

by Vaisesika Dasa Today was the first time anyone had worked at this particular Walmart in Mt. View, since Malini had opened the spot for us. The ‘Free Speech' area is next to the entrance, rather than near our favorite spot by the exit. Despite our location, many people were coming and going, so we had no problem staying engaged. The very moment we had set up the table, an American man who lives nearby had just driven over...

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Words of a Perfect Master
Jun28

Words of a Perfect Master

by Mahamuni Dasa In the early days of ISKCON, not many books were available, and so we used to distribute Back To Godhead magazines. I was one of the top book distributors, distributing one to two hundred BTG's a day. I would carry a large stack of BTG's in my left arm, and hit the streets, approaching people. However, my motive was material. Since I had a heavy load on my arms, I thought the sooner I could get rid...

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Get the 20% for Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Jun28

Get the 20% for Bhaktivinoda Thakur

By Raxit Jariwalla Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Here is a summary of the final results from the Bhaktivinoda Thakur MSF that were offered during his disappearance day celebration held at the ISV temple on Tuesday, June 19th. It was Bhaktivinoda Thakur who said: Jive doya, Krishna-nam-sarva-dharma-sar “The showing of compassion to all fallen souls by distributing Krsna nama...

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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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