Krishna is Bhakta Vatsala
Oct07

Krishna is Bhakta Vatsala

I approached an older black man at a street fair. In a respectful manner, he began to question why I believed what was in the books. Considering how good of an event this was, I was surprised that I was giving him so much time. But I would soon find out why. His daughter (about ten yrs. old) came and sat down next to her father, looked at the books, and said “Hey, that’s Krishna!” Her father and I were both shocked. I asked,...

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Srila Prabhupada’s books do the heavy lifting
Oct06

Srila Prabhupada’s books do the heavy lifting

We cast our books to the public, not knowing where they’ll go. It’s nice to see them take root and grow. Recently, I visited Matthew’s house in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was the first time I’d seen him since our brief encounter at a music festival nine years ago. He proudly showed me his Bhagavad Gita, “This is the book you sold me. I read the whole thing. It took me a year.” The book was full of colorful marks highlighting...

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Mystical Messages on Sankirtan
Oct04

Mystical Messages on Sankirtan

Going on book distribution is always an adventure. We never know what lesson Krishna wants us to learn next. Recently, I was distributing on 16th Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. A young man approached me with a concern. He said, “Hey, why don’t you carry your books like a real monk on your back? Why do you cheat and use that rolling bag? That’s not very honorable.” Slightly amused by the ridiculous accusation, I was...

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Krsna and His devotee give a helping hand
Oct04

Krsna and His devotee give a helping hand

Burwood is usually one of the toughest suburbs in Sydney for book distribution. I have been there a few times already. So this time I started pessimistically again, then realized that I need to be positive to start book distribution, so I went on to greet some people. Met a couple of people and had unsuccessful attempts. Then along comes this Indian gentleman with ear phones on, listening to something. I stopped him and asked whether...

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As a book distributor surrenders, Krishna may reciprocate accordingly
Sep29

As a book distributor surrenders, Krishna may reciprocate accordingly

Every Sunday, we do harinama at the same market place in Minsk, Belarus, for two hours. Usually, I distribute books while it's going on. Recently, when the harinama was already approaching the end, in my bag were left six books: three big and three small, all with the same title. I started intensely praying to distribute all the books, but I was so unsuccessful that couldn't distribute even one. Finally, the whole harinama...

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Provided with some ideas by Krsna
Sep24

Provided with some ideas by Krsna

During our August sankirtan festival in Durban, I was as sick as a dog, but still wanted to take part. I organized my team, and they went were on their way. Unfortunately I couldn't join them. That week, I was admitted to a hospital for bronchial pneumonia and other complications while contemplating how to distribute books in that unfortunate condition, I was provided with some ideas by Krsna. I went on my phone and asked a few...

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