Perfectly arranged by Krishna
Jan14

Perfectly arranged by Krishna

We hired a gardener for a job at our home in Perth. His job was to help our plants get some nutrition. I offered to be his assistant, for which he offered us a small discount. James arrived on the scheduled day, and I put on my gardening hat and was out on the earth. As we worked, laying down heaps of soil conditioner and mulch, my laptop played some nice kirtans. James commented, “This music is really nice. It is very...

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Kids doing sets in Sunnyvale
Jan11

Kids doing sets in Sunnyvale

On Dec. 9th, we had the wonderful association of Vaisesika Prabhu, who took part in our kids' door-to-door sankirtana in Sunnyvale. He gave a class in the temple, and right after that he went to the Navadveep pre-school to attend its inauguration in a new location. He gave a short talk to the parents, watched a kids' program, talked to teachers, visited the school, and had breakfast with the board members. Right after that, he...

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Another CC set goes out in Santa Cruz
Jan10

Another CC set goes out in Santa Cruz

On January 2nd, I joined Madhava Govinda Prabhu for book distribution in downtown Santa Cruz. He would call people over to our book stall, and then we would explain the books to them. He made jokes and started the conversations and let me explain some of the books. On one occasion, he was engaged with someone else and a man came over to the book stall out of his own interest and started examining the books. I then came over to the...

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Jesus got a gita
Jan09

Jesus got a gita

During the late end of this year's marathon, when I was in Palmerston North, I had an interesting day. All day I was meditating on a poem by Srila Prabhupada. One particular verse had my attention: “I know that Your causeless mercy can make everything possible, because You are the most expert mystic.” With this is mind, I found myself walking down a quiet street. Realizing it was dead, I turned around and walked...

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Chaitanya Charitamrita sets sold on the streets of Santa Cruz
Jan05

Chaitanya Charitamrita sets sold on the streets of Santa Cruz

Devotees wanted to try something different for the marathon, so they took the Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta set to the street! Pretty striking, right? Lord Chaitanya’s mercy is also like that. We displayed just one volume on the table. A person who recently was exposed to the path of spirituality through the book Autobiography of a Yogi, told us that he had heard a little about chanting. We showed him the display book and told him how...

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Some highlights at the Woodford Festival in Oz
Jan04

Some highlights at the Woodford Festival in Oz

While at my table, I saw two policemen looking at my Changing Bodies display. I motioned to them to come over. As I was showing them the Gita’s illustrations, one stopped me when I got to the illustration of the man with the cow’s head and the cow with the man’s head. He read the caption below the illustration and said, “That’s why I’m vegan.” I said, “You’re the first policeman...

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