Are we So Sinful?
May03

Are we So Sinful?

During book distribution in villages in India, we generally set up a stall by 7:30 am and after engaging the early morning shoppers, we move to the next village. Like this we cover 4-5 villages in a day. One day we had good book distribution in a village. By 9am we were ready to leave. On the way to the next big village there was a smaller one, which I decide to skip. "Better spend more time in the bigger village," I...

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Ananda
May01

Ananda

Coventry,UK: I had the great fortune to go out on a harinama on Lord Nityananda's appearance day. A pleasant gentleman called Robert, who was with his young daughter, wanted to talk with us. Both he and his daughter loved the harinama and wanted to know more about Hare Krsns. We were suprised when he told us his daughter's name was Ananda, an unusual name for an English girl. He told us the story behind her name: Many...

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Another Pre-judgement classic
Apr26

Another Pre-judgement classic

I was on my first day on books with HH Devamrita Swami's team in Sydney, Australia. Inspired to seek some association I sought out some experience with the more experienced. We set out on my first sankirtana adventure in Sydney for the year, down to Town Hall. It was fairly busy, people would stop to look at the books and quite often take. As the day went on the mood started to sway the other way. Most people were still nice but...

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Do not be judgemental

Often book distributors feel that they can judge who will take a book and who will not. Sometimes a truly seasoned book distributor may develop a sixth sense of sorts, but often our intuitions are plain prejudices and not indications from the Supersoul. The best method is to approach everyone with a book. Govind Kunda Prabhu, from Belgaum, recalls his experiences: I distribute books in long-distance trains. During the December...

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Battlefield Bhajans Vol. 37

Pretoria, South Africa I arrived in Pretoria via Durban and received a phone call from the temple president that I would have to walk over to the international arrival terminal to get picked up with HH Bhakti Narasimha Swami. I met Maharaja at the airport and we chatted about the future of South African preaching. For the temple devotees it was nice for Maharaja to spend sometime at the temple. When senior devotees come to the temple,...

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Texas Book Distribution
Apr19

Texas Book Distribution

While distributing books in El Paso Texas I approached a young man who was a medical student. I told him that "In your biology classes they only tell you the symptoms of life. This book tells you what life actually is that permeates the body as consciousness." He bought the "Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita" One time while I was being rejected by someone who was trying to hand the book back, a girl with her...

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