Nagendra finally stops for books
Today in Manchester, Nagendra dashed past me as I attempted to stop him. He did however capture a momentary glimpse of our “Veda” book and seconds later he returned to find out more.
I spoke about “Veda” and also introduced him to the Bhagavad Gita. He then revealed that a couple of years ago someone in the City Centre stood in the exact same spot as me, tried to give him a Bhagavad Gita, and he said he would come back later to take it. However, he never did. Since that day he’s sometimes felt overwhelmed by a strong sense of guilt and regret that he had never returned to take the book.
I further expounded the scriptures and explained that if he would also like to distribute some of them to others he would receive endless blessings and that would certainly dissipate his guilt for not having taken a Bhagvad Gita on the previous occasion.
He was elated to hear this and gave an extremely generous donation in exchange for five copies of the Bhagavad Gita and five copies of the Veda to distribute to his friends. He also took a copy of Higher Taste, as he has been contemplating becoming a vegetarian for a while and needs some inspiration. In addition, he took a copy of Chant & Be Happy to learn this form of meditation.
This encounter illustrates that, whilst people may not initially take a book, their destiny will always bring them back to the transcendental literature. We are simply instruments of the Lord who present a window of opportunity and when the time is right for that person, divine intervention will do the rest.