The nectar of traveling sankirtan in New Zealand
Dec08

The nectar of traveling sankirtan in New Zealand

Hare Krishna, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Here are some stories: This marathon I am doing travelling sankirtan in northern New Zealand. We are visiting many small towns — something I'm not used to, having distributed mostly in bustling Toronto city. Also I usually stop younger people, but to my surprise  so many older people one after the next got books...

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The causeless mercy of the Srimad Bhagavatam
Dec05

The causeless mercy of the Srimad Bhagavatam

Whose home does Srimad-Bhagavatam choose? The home of one who's been raised through and through in the Bhagavata culture? Or one who outright rejects the Vedas' authority and blasphemes the tenets of Bhagatava? Can't say. Bhagavatam, like its subject, Krishna, is svarat, or independent, and out of causeless mercy descends in the lives of readers by using sankirtan warriors as its humble, menial...

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BBT International Library in Vrindavan
Dec05

BBT International Library in Vrindavan

Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. There is an excellent BBT International Library at Prabhupada's house in Vrindavan. There are books in about 30 languages for foreigners to read. But the library is far from complete. We request you to bring samples of books in your language to put in the library. You can also include mantra cards with your temple address so the...

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Even prison cannot stop sankirtan
Dec05

Even prison cannot stop sankirtan

Recently, we distributed books in southwest Germany, in Offenburg. We have a devotee there, Peter. On account of his criminal past, he was caught by the police and put into jail a few month ago. I met a person in Offenburg on sankirtan who said that his uncle studies our kind of books and preaches to him about their importance. It turns out that his uncle is Peter. The person happily took a Bhagavatam.  Then,...

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A book and association conquers hearts
Dec03

A book and association conquers hearts

It was time for yoga and kirtan guests to arrive, I was doing some work behind the servery at Bhakti Lounge when a young lady walked up to the bookshelf. She went straight for Bhagavad Gita. I started up a conversation and learned that her partner had met Bhakta Jordan on books, bought a Science of Self Realisation and they had attended the kirtan program and Soul Feast a couple of times. She LOVED kirtan and...

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Book distribution can quite often be an adventure……..
Dec02

Book distribution can quite often be an adventure……..

Hare Krsna, Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! I just returned from a few hours of sankirtan in downtown Toronto. I'm really excited about this year's December marathon. I'm recalling with great feeling a special outing last year that I am now inspired to finally share. On a cold and wet day last year we went to the Eaton Centre. And within an hour we got the boot by...

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