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, I showed a lady in her fifties the books. She responded negatively, saying, “I don’t want these books. There are too many injustices in the world.”
I asked her what she meant.
She explained, “My son had cancer. Somehow he got cured, and then he had a terrible car accident. And then the cancer cameback. He is twenty-three years old and went through so much after turning nineteen. It is just not fair.”
Tears came out her eyes, and she was trying to control her self. I also got a dose of the same emotions. So I loaned her a copy of Srimad Bhagavatam, sayng, “This is for your son. In this situation I would like to give him the book for free, but we need some donation for printing other books. Can you help us a little bit?” She took the book, gave a nice donation, and said that she will certainly give the book to him so that he can read it.
That day Sri Krishna allowed me to empty my trolly in Vysoke Myto. (I think it was around fifty book points’ worth of books.) And that gave me nice inspiration for book distribution.