Another soul closer to Krsna
Sep02

Another soul closer to Krsna

Recenly a friend gave a Bhagavad Gita to a person named Donald. From thebeginning of his reading he liked it so much. Every day he was reading fortwo hours. He had smoked for thirty years but stopped, then he had stoppedeating meat, and he felt a sense of being purified, all from reading SrilaPrabhupada’s books. He contacted the devotees in Columbus, Ohio, and asked whether there was anyway to get more books. It was durin g the...

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Determinaiton to get the mercy
Aug22

Determinaiton to get the mercy

I was with Zoe one Monday morning outside Lower Hutt Mall in Wellington. It was such a cold day that Zoe told me she could no longer feel her toes. It being a cold morning, I could have easily anticipated it would be a hard day to distribute books, but sankirtan doesn’t work that way. Krishna’s plan is bigger and better than the weather and day of the week. A couple of hours after being at the mall, I met Mohini, a Fijian-Indian...

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A little help from everyone’s best friend
Mar19

A little help from everyone’s best friend

Five years ago, I did book distribution in Budapest in one of my favorite sankirtan spots, called “Stop Shop,” a posh shopping center. During the last week of the Srila Prabhupada marathon, I wanted to do BIG, especially because Sivarama Swami, my beloved guru, was at the temple. Every night he was waiting for us to return. He personally asked everyone, “How was your day?”On one of my...

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Introducing the “Gaura Tattva” set!
Mar18

Introducing the “Gaura Tattva” set!

Mahotsaha Prabhu recalls: Really nice gentleman named TM from Long Island. He told me his name stands for Total Mystery! He received some of our books throughout the years like the “Science of self realization”, “Bhagavad Gita as it is” and the “Srimad Bhagavatam” first canto. He really liked the philosophy and when he saw us chanting in the park today he enthusiastically sat down with us to chant for over an hour while playing the...

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From Vaisesika Prabhu on how book distributors can cope with the Corona virus
Mar17

From Vaisesika Prabhu on how book distributors can cope with the Corona virus

Some of our devotees wanted to go out to distribute books door-to-door yesterday, Saturday.  I asked them to be extremely careful, by: Staying at least 6 feet away from people when speaking to them. Sanitizing their hands after *every* interaction. Being vigilant to not touch their faces at at any time.  This group of distributors reported that, uncharacteristically, 95% of people opened their doors to speak with...

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Appreciation
Mar14

Appreciation

I was childishly complaining within my mind to Krishna: “How come the books are going out and harinams are happening, but we are not shown any Krishna magic lately?” During the last five minutes of sankirtana, a lady named Nancy, with a half-English, half-Glasgow accent watched the chanters with a pleasant smile. I approached her, and she said, “When I was a child, we saw such chanting groups in...

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