A prisoner receives a Bhagavatam set
Oct26

A prisoner receives a Bhagavatam set

The Auckland Loft recently received a letter from a prisoner in the Auckland Correctional Facility, saying that he wanted The Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Caitanya and the Krsna Book. Munjaranya went to great lengths to connect with him on the phone, and after a week she succeeded. It turns out that he had just moved there from the Christchurch prison, where he had found a Bhagavad Gita and read it. Then he had contacted the...

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Help the Sankirtana Mission in Lithuania
Oct18

Help the Sankirtana Mission in Lithuania

Hare Krsna Everyone, The harinama sankirtan devotees in Lithuania asked me to send this message to you with the hope that you’ll be inspired to help in a small or big way. In whatever way you help, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be pleased. Here’s a video explaining the history of the bus and what is needed to carry on in their dynamic preaching: https://youtu.be/c589t1cLxY8 Here are the account details, should you be...

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Bhakta Jimmy, starting where he left off…
Oct16

Bhakta Jimmy, starting where he left off…

I’m visiting the Bhaktivedanta Asrama at Govardhana in Vrndavana. A devotee told me about a bhakta Jimmy that is also visiting this holy dham. He has a pretty amazing story to tell about how he joined. Jimmy was studying math at a university, and about a year ago he met Parmesvara Prabhu. After speaking with Jimmy for some time and seeing his sincerity, Paramesvara said to him, “I have a van here, and I go around to universities...

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Vowing to distribute one set per week
Oct15

Vowing to distribute one set per week

I have been watching for some time the videos of devotees distributing Bhagavatam sets, so I vowed that I will also do a Bhagavatam set each week. I adjusted my approach and applied two new principles to achieve this raised bar that I set for myself: 1. Actually carry a set with me on my weekly book tours. (Previously, I’d leave the sets in the storehouse and take it with me only after someone had placed an order.) 2. Display...

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Losing our way is good, if it brings us to Krishna
Sep21

Losing our way is good, if it brings us to Krishna

This week as usual I set up a book table at our regular place – an arts and crafts shop in Singapore. I was praying to Krishna to send sincere seekers. Some people started to approach the table and look through the transcendental books. I talked with them and explained how important Bhagavad-gita is: It helps us understand our true identity as a soul and the relationship with our supreme father, Krishna. Suddenly, a man joined...

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Stormy Monday and a downpour of mercy
Sep21

Stormy Monday and a downpour of mercy

Traveling from Auckland to Whangarei, I stopped in Wellsford for a short break from the road and did some book distribution. It’s a usual spot for me. I’d had some strong apprehension about going out that evening, as it was cold, stormy, and rainy. However, when I arrived, there was a gap in the clouds, and I told myself that I’d feel less apprehensive and much better once I got on the street and did it. Besides, it...

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