Following Prabhupada’s example
Jul01

Following Prabhupada’s example

Yesterday a young woman on the periphery of our Stockholm congregation came into the boutique here at downtown Hare Krishna Center to buy something. She mentioned to me that she just returned home from India where she saw ISKCON devotees on the street in Delhi selling books in the 45 degree Celsius heat. This provoked a recollection from Srila Prabhupada lilamrita, "New Delhi-Crying Alone in the Wilderness" pg 194:...

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The Transcendental Power of Srila Prabhupada’s Books
Jul01

The Transcendental Power of Srila Prabhupada’s Books

By Shyama – sundara Dasa Dandavats recently received the following letter: This letter underscores what Srila Prabhupada said about his books versus our preaching. He said something to the effect that “what is the good of your 5 minutes preaching, instead just give the person a book.”   Dear Shyamasundara Dasa, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Hare Krsna. Nearly three years...

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Foremost Enemy
Jun29

Foremost Enemy

By Yogindra Dasa I had an unusual experience once while distributing hard back Bhagavatams 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 the...

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My Husband Will Probably Kill Me
Jun28

My Husband Will Probably Kill Me

by Vijaya Dasa While I was recently distributing books on the streets of Dublin, I walked back to my box of books to get another Bhagavad-gita and I overheard a lady say jokingly to my sankirtan partner, Mayesvara Prabhu, "If I were to buy this book my husband would probably kill me!" I poked my head into their conversation and said, "But he can't kill you, because you are eternal." I went on...

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Irish Anecdote
Jun26

Irish Anecdote

Distributing books on the streets of Dublin, I went back to my box of books to get another Bhagavad Gita and overheard a lady say jokingly to Mayesvara Prabhu, my sankirtan partner, "If I buy this book, my husband will kill me." Then I poked my head into their conversation and said to her, "But he can't kill you; you're eternal." I went on distributing, and a few minutes later Mayesvara came up to me and...

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I Am From Hell
Jun26

I Am From Hell

by Omkara Dasa Last weekend Bhrigupati, Prema Sankirtana, Dvarakesh Prabhus, and I traveled up north to Santa Rosa, California for a three-day music festival. When we arrived at the Harmony Festival, I saw one person that was covered with a lot of tatoos; including an insignia of devil worship, an upside-down pentagram, and piercings, etc. I called him over and introduced myself and asked him where he was from. "I AM FROM...

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