Prema Sankirtana
Sep25

Prema Sankirtana

In ISKCON we sometimes experience a real loving exchange. We go to a house, and they welcome us with a lot of prasada. We refuse at first, out of love, but they insist that we take more. We give in, though we wanted more prasada the whole time, and then a loving mood is created. I've also had this experience on book distribution. I'll meet a nice person, we have a great exchange, and then they give an unexpected big donation....

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Openheimer Distributes The Gita
Sep20

Openheimer Distributes The Gita

Reading a few pages of Vaisesika prabhu's wonderful book 'Our Family Business' before going on the street has been transformative for my waning sankirtan spirit. On one day I had read the first chapter in my car before going to Queen St. in Auckland. Vaisesika, ISKCON's sankirtan legend, had recalled how, as a 16 year old, he had come to receive Back to Godhead magazine while fasting all day, observing a vow of silence...

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The Super Soul Does It Again!
Sep17

The Super Soul Does It Again!

Hare Krishna! Recently I was distributing books door to door in Gisborne, New Zealand. I knocked on one door and had the great fortune to meet Caleb (see attached photo), a very pleasant middle aged gentleman and committed Christian. As a successful musician, one of the ways he serves is to glorify God though music at Christian gatherings all around the world. Still, I could understand from his respectful and friendly demeanor...

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An Atheist Has A Change Of Heart On The Spot
Sep13

An Atheist Has A Change Of Heart On The Spot

While distributing in Silicon Valley, we met a Gujarati family at the first door we knocked on. The wife said, “We know all this,” and was about to close the door. Then we asked her to call her husband. When Sankirtan Prabhu was at the door explaining about the Bhagavatam to the husband, his eldest daughter, Dipti, was just sitting on the sofa. Sankirtan asked her whether she was depressed about anything, and she said she is an...

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I felt like it was the right thing to do.
Sep11

I felt like it was the right thing to do.

While visiting Denver, I went up to Fort Collins, just north of Denver, with some devotees to distribute books and chant at Colorado State University. The students were exceptionally nice, taking Bhagavad-gitas enthusiastically. The devotees have a nice program there, every dayuesday. they have an attractive harinama, sitting down in the middle of the campus. Fifty yards down the walkway I had a table full of Srila Prabhupada’s...

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Searching for thirty years
Sep11

Searching for thirty years

Over the last few weeks, I took some time off from my regular services and went out on book distribution in the Perth area to promote an event organized by The Sacred India Gallery. The gallery regularly organizes meditation evenings to target people new to Krishna consciousness. The gallery is under the guidance of Bhurijana Prabhu and his wife, Jagattarini, disciples of Srila Prabhupada. On one of my book-distribution outings at the...

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