What a coincidence!
Sep08

What a coincidence!

On a Monday afternoon, in the recent mid-year marathon, Bal Gopal, my husband, and I were trying a little book distribution along the busy Lambton quay in Wellington. Nobody was showing much interest at all. We were on our way home from serving Krsna Food and had to stop at the bank to deposit the takings from that day. Inside the bank, I held up the Science of Self Realisation, showing it to Bal Gopal, and recited the Panca Tattva...

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Don’t forget and always remember
Sep06

Don’t forget and always remember

We recently heard from Chaitanya Vihara Prabhu about his experience on book distribution in his neighborhood – within just twenty minutes. He's a doctor, but he found time to go out with books, and he had some really nice experiences. He's not a full-time book distributor anymore, but he knows the importance of book distribution, so wants to continue this service when time permits. Many of you devotees receiving these...

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Krsna showed me that we are not just distribution machines
Sep06

Krsna showed me that we are not just distribution machines

 An e-mail came to my address. It was an order for Bhagavad Gita As It Is. The lady ordering it got some of our books and some she had two of, so she wanted to exchange the extras for different titles. I responded, saying she can come to our temple for the book exchange, and I'll send her a Gita. Then we went traveling, on a Janmastami maraton, during which I was meditating upon leaving a nice impression on people who do not...

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One who knows
Sep05

One who knows

We were going to Kumbha Mela on rikshas and trying to reach ISKCON's tents. Our riksha driver thought that many of the tents were the ISKCON tents, so he was driving us all around. It was already after midnight but we could not find the ISKCON tents. Since we were tired and sleepy, we stopped by some tent in which the people there allowed us to stay overnight. The party was about to begin. A few hours later, I was awakened by a...

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Emptying a trolly full of books started with an emotional exchange
Sep01

Emptying a trolly full of books started with an emotional exchange

In Vysoke Myto, a small city in eastern Czech Republic, I was alone, having been dropped off in the morning by my sankirtana partner. As we do in these smaller areas, we spilt up to increase the number of books being distributed. So alone in the small city with a trolly full of Srila Prabhupada’s books, I was looking forward to a new adventure. In the morning, the streets were nearly empty, so I visited some shops. In one shop,...

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A sure way to please Srimati Radharani on Radhastami
Aug28

A sure way to please Srimati Radharani on Radhastami

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the divine appearance of Srimati Radharani, famous as the best devotee of Krsna. No one can please Krsna as well as Srimati Radharani. In a purport, Srila Prabhupada says, “She is the tender-hearted counterpart of Krsna.” Lord Caitanya is known as the most compassionate incarnation of Krsna, because Lord Caitanya is not only Krsna but also Radharani: Sri Krsna Caitanya Radha Krsna nahe anya. When...

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