Genuine Feelings of Care
Apr30

Genuine Feelings of Care

"I remember when this conference first began devotees were sending in so many nice stories about there experiences while on book distribution, but for a long time now we haven't been getting many of these letters so I'm asking you all to again send your stories, there very inspiring, don't hold back the mercy." Last weekend was the "Coachella Music festival" in Palms Springs, California. Thirty-five...

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Gita by Phone
Apr26

Gita by Phone

Hare Krishna Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. At present I am distributing Bhagavad-Gita's by telephone because I am unable to go out much. My son's school holidays are on and the weather is too hot to go out and take him with me. I put an ad in the paper for the books and many responses were there. There was a gentleman from Dubai who came to Mumbai to visit his family and he wanted to buy...

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Unexpected Busload
Apr24

Unexpected Busload

Dear Prabhu's, Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! On the 14th of April H.G.Eka Gauranga dasa(JPS) and myself were distributing Srila Prabhupada's books in an open parking lot area in Kansas. The area was slow in regards to traffic flow and for the most part we just walked around. There is one spot where we park and it is near two fast food eateries. When first arriving there was a notion to...

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Warm Welcome for Book Distributors
Apr16

Warm Welcome for Book Distributors

Bhakta Manoj reports on his activities: For the past three fortnights, since February 1, I was ably supported by three other devotees: Amit Prabhu ( a student and a devotee at Radha-Gopinath Temple, Mumbai), Achyutanand Prabhu (Lokanath Maharaja's disciple and a householder), and Janaki Ballabh Mataji (also a disciple of Lokanath Maharaja, and the wife of Achyutanad). Whenever I thought of book distribution, I could never foresee...

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Simple Follow up Technique
Apr14

Simple Follow up Technique

Dear book distributors, Please accept my humble obeisances. ALl glories to Srila Prabhupada. Naikaja dasa tought me the following simple and effective tool for making people we meet on Sankirtana become deeply touched by ISKCON devotees: When you meet someone that you consider worthwhile keeping in contact with, you ask them, in the course of your discussion with them, what their birthday is. Then you change the subject and you...

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Nectar
Apr13

Nectar

This is a sankirtan anecdote from Vraja Vihari das – Book distribution in the local trains of Bombay (Mumbai) is a very intense experience with hundreds of people pushing and nudging one another in a small compartment. In one such compartment we were facing a huge crowd of around 150 people. Some were seated while most were standing before us. It was Aniruddha Prabhu's ( a brahmachari from the Manor) first experience of Book...

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