Sankirtana Stories from Finland
Jun11

Sankirtana Stories from Finland

Dear devotees. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Here are a couple of drops from the fathomless nectar ocean of sankirtana. Last Nrsimha marathon our sankirtana-group was travelling in the Eastern parts of Finland. Since we wanted to have full concentration on the marathon we did not go to the temple for the weekend. On Monday I had to deposit the previous week's collections in bank. We ended up...

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Chanting and book tables in the heart of the city
Jun08

Chanting and book tables in the heart of the city

On Monday we were lucky to have Her Grace Radhika Krpa Mataji who was visiting Sydney from Delhi come out on book distribution with us. We were also lucky to get her two friends, along with two devotees from the temple to come with me and my husband. We set up a portable sound system, with two microphones, a nice rug, a harmonium, mrdanga and kartals, and we also set up a book table. We actually have got a regular buskers license from...

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A Strange Place to Give out the Mercy
Jun07

A Strange Place to Give out the Mercy

By Partha-sarathi dasa I was on patrol i Iraq, when we came under sniper fire. Instantly we took cover. Since we were couldn’t move, I thought ” might aswell read the Gita”. So I took out my pocket Bhagavad Gita and started to read. Next thing I know I had 5 soldiers around me all huddle against a wall. They listened intently as I read a verse out loud and then asked if I had any books with me they could have. For...

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Ticket to Godhead
Jun06

Ticket to Godhead

Dear Prabhu's, Please accept my humble obeisances, All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Five days a week devotees undergoing Brhamcari Training in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir go for book distribution in the local trains. Often they meet people who are hostile and challenging and some times when they make announcements these opposing elements shout back and try to disrupt the distribution. Some of the devotees are new and often find...

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Sunny Sunday
Jun04

Sunny Sunday

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in a Dallas Wal-Mart parking lot. We went out on sankirtan and 14 people bought Srila Prabhupada's books. One went to a pair of Black Muslims who follow Mohammad Ali. I told them that Mohammad Ali had bought a Bhagavad Gita and they said it was because their tradition requires them to read about all religions of the world. The bible, the Tao, the Koran, and so on. They were happy to acquire...

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Book distribution on a water Taxy
Jun04

Book distribution on a water Taxy

[From Seattle, WA, USA, 6/2/2007] Veda Narayana Prabhu and I went to waterfront with our families. Kids wanted a ride on water taxi and then a horse cart. We used the opportunity to distribute books while on the water taxi as well as the water front area. We distributed more than 20 books (most of them BGs in a very short time.) When we got down from the water taxi, I met a man standing in front of a horse cart with 2 white horses. He...

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