The puzzle pieces come together
Oct21

The puzzle pieces come together

I was waiting to get picked up from the Cuba Mall in Wellington. Was it a coincidence that the driver was ten minutes late? I met a nineteen-year-old named Taylor. As I put the “Hiding In Unnatural Happiness” in her hand and introduced myself, she exclaimed under her breath, almost in disbelief, “I just had a conversation yesterday . . .” Taylor explained that she is on her gap-year, traveling with her mother after...

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Another time bomb
Oct20

Another time bomb

It was hot summer day in May 2003. I was preparing for medical entrance exam and was completely exhausted by the long hours I had put. Add to it the tremendous anxiety about carrier and future. I desperately wanted to read some inspiring book, which would give me some peace of mind. I started searching books on the shelf. In the corner was Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It had been kept on my book shelf for nearly ten years. I...

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Something amazing
Oct17

Something amazing

A Christian couple was asking me lots of questions, and this curiousteenager passing by also wanted to join our conversation. At the end, theChristian couple prayed for me and left without taking any books. The boy,however, was impressed with the Krishna philosophy he heard and wanted tobuy books. His mom came out of a shop, and I congratulated her for raising such a niceson. She then told me something amazing. She said that when she...

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Two types of mercy for one customer
Oct08

Two types of mercy for one customer

It’s a dream coming true. While distributing books, I wanted to distributeprasad and cultivate the favorable customers. The wonderfulsoul in the attached photo came for lunch a few times, and then we invitedher to our kirtan events. She came to a few kirtans, and this evening afterkirtan she agreed to take home a full set of Srimad Bhagavatams. She is sweet andfavorable to Krishna consciousness.  –ys, Shastrakrt...

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Nice Sankirtan experiences in Dallas Texas
Sep21

Nice Sankirtan experiences in Dallas Texas

Last week I gave a Bhagavad Gita to Andy, a man wearing a Greatful DeadT-shirt. I told him that the Greatful Dead played with Srila Prabhupada inSan Francisco. He scraped up a couple of dollars in change and promised togive me more later. Today at Whole Foods I was getting rung up for a pile oforganic ginger, spinach, the most expensive butter, and an eleven dollargallon of Kalona whole milk. Then Andy comes up and tells the checkout...

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A devotee professor distributing books to his students
Sep06

A devotee professor distributing books to his students

by Garuda Das For more than thirty years, I have been teaching at the college and university levels of education. And during each one of those years, I have required students to purchase Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, and then read large portions of it for my courses. Well, during the pandemic, it is no exception. In the picture below, I have 100 books that I will be selling to students (at my cost, to make it easy), and...

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