Ticket to Godhead

Krishna the reservoir of Pleasure

Dear Prabhu's,

Please accept my humble obeisances, All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Five days a week devotees undergoing Brhamcari Training in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir go for book distribution in the local trains. Often they meet people who are hostile and challenging and some times when they make announcements these opposing elements shout back and try to disrupt the distribution. Some of the devotees are new and often find the situations overwhelming, but at the same time when they take shelter of Lord Krishna, things suddenly turn about in amazing ways. Here we present an account by Pancha Pandava Prabhu:

Once I was distributing 'Krishna the reservoir of Pleasure' in the train. I got down on one station in front of a juice stall and began adjusting the books in my bag. Suddenly a tall, well-built man with a burly moustache and pan in his mouth emerged behind the counter. "Arre bhai, (Oh sir!) Please stop. Let me see what you are giving out"

"These are books based on Bhagavad Gita and Sramad-Bhagavatam," I replied.

"I know, I know," he said and spat out a mouthful of red pan juice. "You people are doing lot of prachar (preaching), everyday I see many like you coming and distributing these books. OK show me this book," he took a book from my hand.

"Very nice, very nice, how much does it cost?"

"Ten rupees," I replied.

"What! TEN rupees for just three pages! What will I get in a book of such a small size? And to pay TEN rupees for it. No, no."

"Sir, don't go on the size of the book. This book has the knowledge to take you to the highest destination."


"Just like if you want to go to Uttar Pradesh (by his accent I could make out that he belonged to a Indi speaking area), how big is your train ticket? Hardly 5 inches, but it takes you across 3000 miles. Similarly this book may appear small but it has the power to take you back to Godhead, to the spiritual world where we can live an eternal life with Lord Krishna. So don't go upon the size of the book. The book is small but the knowledge it gives is the greatest."

"Yes, yes," he nodded, "what you are saying makes sense. Here are your ten rupees and thanks for the ticket.

Your Servant

Murari Gupta Das

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