Small Sankirtan Story
Aug06

Small Sankirtan Story

Dear Sankirtan Devotees! Pamho, agt SP! I was distributing Srila Prabhupada's books on a parking lot of supermarket in Brno. I approached an old man who went to shop there. When I approached him and showed him the books. He took them into his hands and proudly stated: "Yes, I am a member of the Hare Krsna movement." I was surprised to hear this so I inquired more. He told me: "I visited your farm in Czech many many...

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Sankirtana in “Sweet Home Alabama”
Aug02

Sankirtana in “Sweet Home Alabama”

I was distributing books in Birmingham, Alabama. A group of men walked by with drinks in their hands. I showed them a "Chant and Be Happy'. They laughed and ignored me. They went into a restaurant and I continued my sankirtan with a discouraged attitude. There was hardly anyone in the street. I started to think that I better go home and do some reading. After 30 minutes, the same group came out of the restaurant, and I again...

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Rage in NYC Train Station
Jul31

Rage in NYC Train Station

We were at Roosevelt Ave. station in Queens, NY. We had both a bhajan table and person-to-person books in action. So the mercy was flowing. I was on the other end of the platform. It's always tough in places where people are in the middle of transfers from train to train. They usually do not let anything interrupt them. We do meet a lot of nice people out there that are very receptive to spirituality, but every now and then we run...

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Dallas Neighbor gets Prabhupada at thresehold of death
Jul29

Dallas Neighbor gets Prabhupada at thresehold of death

Dear Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! During one recent evening, my missus, Sri Rangavati Dasi, cleaned out an old basket containing knickknacks and filled it with Srila Prabhupada's books. She announced that the next day we would be going door to door around our house and distributing books. I was not very hopeful about this Little Red Riding Hood approach in our middle-class...

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Fruit for the Deities
Jul27

Fruit for the Deities

Hare Krsna Responding to the story of the "crack man" who gave bananas in exchange for "perfection of yoga", the trick is to give the bannanas to the deities. My husband says that this way, the person giving gets the most benefit. And as we all know, there are a lot of people out there who really need the benefit! One day we had set up a book table in the main street of Sydney city and we were trying to stop people...

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Mind and Madness
Jul25

Mind and Madness

This event took place during the recent ISKCON Youth Services Yatra to Naimisharanya and Ayodhya, arranged by Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir, Chowpatty. Bhakta Amit Kini says: Our train halted at Ratlam Junction. Since the stop lasted for more than 20 minutes, devotees entered the platform to perform hari-nam sankirtan. It was boisterous, with 200 boys singing and dancing. Many waved to the bewildered onlookers, and some like Murgesh...

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