Guru and Gauranga are so kind
My full schedule didn’t leave me with much time to get out on Sankirtan.
I only had a 20 minute slot available, but still I wanted to try and make some small offering to Srila Prabhupada on his appearance day.
It was a sunny day so I started distributing on the very street I live on in Petone, Lower Hutt.
Amazingly almost everyone I met took books and 8 pieces of literature went out!
The session got off to an auspicious start when I met a nice, sincere, Christian Gentleman who took the time to bless me.
He asked Jesus to bless me in God’s service.
Grateful to have received these unexpected blessings I went on to meet the following special people (photos attached):
* Grif: a nice boy who doesn’t normally read but ended up taking several books!
* Robbie: a builder who was just ‘co-incidentally’ working in the area that day. Despite his appearance, he told me he is very philosophically inclined and happily took a copy of Bhagavad Gita. He was initially too shy to let me take his photo, but when I suggested we take a ‘selfie’ together, he relented.
* Johnny: a Fijian Indian plumber who was also just ‘co-incidentally’ working in the area that day. He happily gave a nice donation for a set of books and agreed to pass them on to friends and family.
The moral of this story is that Guru and Gauranga are so kind; they can easily reciprocate with even a small desire to serve. No matter how little time we may seem to have, we can always get out on Sankirtan and help reconnect fallen souls to Sri Krishna!
Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!
Your aspiring servant,
Caitanya Vihara Das