The Purifying Waters of Door-To-Door Book Distribution
Sep02

The Purifying Waters of Door-To-Door Book Distribution

After our taking a swim in the river along the gorge between Otaki and Napier in NZ, Ameyatma bathed me in the purifying waters of his door-to-door book distribution mission just before the sun went down. We knocked on about twenty doors and took turns doing the presentation of Srila Prabhupada's books. It is a bit inconceivable how sweet and gracious the people of Napier were. One lady, whose name is Storm, raced to beat us to...

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A Wealthy Beggar
Aug23

A Wealthy Beggar

Over the summer I've been traveling with book distributors from the Simhachalam temple in Germany. They distribute Srila Prabhupada's books in southern Germany and in Austria. One day I was in the center of St. Poelten, Austria. An older woman approached me with her hand out, begging for coins. Her skin was somewhat dark. She could have been a gypsy; Roma is the more politically correct term. Wherever I've been to...

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Book Distribution in the Grand Canyon
Aug22

Book Distribution in the Grand Canyon

On my way to Denver I went to see my old friend Ganapati Swami at the Grand Canyon. He's an unsung hero in our society, and also my siksa-guru for book distribution. He's been distributing books for the past 45 years. Not many devotees know about him because he stays mostly in the USA, going from college to college year after year for decades, often by himself. He's a diksa-guru but has stopped initiating; his interest is...

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A Most Amazing Transformation
Aug13

A Most Amazing Transformation

I've been encouraged by Vijaya Prabhu, Bhrgupati Prabhu, and the Los Angeles Temple President, Svavasa Prabhu, to write this story. I would like to include a name and picture of the main person in the story, but considering the situation, it could be a bit risky. For now I'll call my friend "Al". After the 2016 Orlando shootings due to religious violence, I was having a lot of doubts in my mind. I wasn't too sure...

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Summer Sankirtan Festival at Banki Bihari Festival
Aug08

Summer Sankirtan Festival at Banki Bihari Festival

Devotees had a wonderful time at the two day festival which took place at Big on Bloor on 23rd and 24th July.Thanks to Radhamohan Prabhu, Krshna Ganga Prabhu , Anjaneya Tirtha Prabhu and Mathura Prasad Prabhu for personally helping out at the site with initial setup and to inspire us to get into the mood. For the pleasure of Khir Chor Gopinath and with special blessings from Gopal Krsna Maharaj and all your support, we together...

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Book Distribution is Life!
Aug07

Book Distribution is Life!

Krishna consciousness is not possible without reaching out to the conditioned souls by distributing Srila Prabhupada books. That is the fastest way to spiritually advance. As Srila Prabhupada famously said, “If you want to please me, then distribute my books.” Also, my guru, His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu, always preaches the importance of book distribution. So it is my heart and soul. Just before my trip to Vrindavan this...

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