Book distribution in Nairobi

Submitted by Vijaya dasa (Iskcon Sankirtana Minister) As I was distributing books in Nairobi, Krsna gave me a new line for distributing books. After I stopped someone and exchanged a few words, I’d present the book to the person and, as Srila Prabhupada encouraged us to do, show the pictures to them. Showing the changing bodies picture, I’d say the soul is going through the … Continue reading Book distribution in Nairobi

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A visit to Africa

by Vijaya dasa
(Iskcon Sankirtana Minister)

I just finished visits to Nigeria and Ghana. Devotees in both countries are nice and enthusiastic to hear about Krishna and book distribution. The leaders sincerely stick to Srila Prabhupada’s desire to distribute books, and the result is that the books are going out. They are poor countries, so it’s not easy to distribute books, but still people read the books and become devotees.


Srila Prabhupada went to Africa five times, so he had a desire that the people of Africa take to Krishna consciousness. When he came the first time, he saw that the devotees were preaching only to the Indians, so he told them, “No, everyone is a spirit soul, and anyone can take to Krishna consciousness, so preach to everyone.” Then the devotees let the local Africans hear the glories of Krishna, and soon the indigenous devotees were established.

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Book Distribution in East London

Last week in East London, I a met a very nice African student at the Vincent shopping mall. I introduced myself to him and told him that I was a traveling monk and that I taught yoga and philosophy.  “That’s interesting,” he said, “As a matter of a fact I am very glad to have met you. You know what’s amazing, just before you came while sitting here I was thinking about serendipity.” I showed him a selection of books and told him that they were text books of higher knowledge. I began preaching about self realization and the difference between the soul and the temporary material body. I began to notice as I spoke to him, he seemed to understand everything that I told him; in fact it was almost if he were a devotee. I told him about the importance of chanting and of association and gave him a chant and be happy. He thanked me, and said he felt that it was by no chance he had met me. I gave me my email address, cell phone number and an invitation to the Wednesday program. The very next day, I was amazed to receive this email:   Continue reading “Book Distribution in East London”

Maseru, Lesotho March 2013 Day 4

Maseru, Lesotho March 2013 Day 4
by Madhumangala dasa

Day four

On this day, I approached a lady at a table outside a coffee shop and asked her if she knew where I could find a vegetarian restaurant. As she replied, I could hear that she spoke with an American accent. I asked her if she was from California. Yes she was, she answered. I told her that I had lived in San Diego for three years. She responded with amazement that she lives in San Diego. I enquired what had brought her to Maseru and she replied that she was with the Peace Corps working in education with young children. I then asked her if she knew Bob Cohen, who had also been in the Peace Corps many years ago.

I sat down at the table and handed her a Perfect Questions Prefect Answers, showing her Bob Cohen’s name at the back of the book. Continue reading “Maseru, Lesotho March 2013 Day 4”

An interview with Nidra dd

Hare Krsna Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada! This is an interview that I had with one of the most stalwart book distributors in our society, I’m sure it will be an inspiration to you all. Your servant, Vijaya das Continue reading An interview with Nidra dd

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The Broad Spectrum Remedy

Submitted by Dwaraka Vasini { Kenya } A friend shared a tip with me from the medical perspective. She said as a medicine student they are taught how not to lose a patient. When a patient comes for treatment to a doctor for the very first time, if the doctor sends him to run some tests before treating him, more than often the patient will … Continue reading The Broad Spectrum Remedy

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A Perfect Gentleman

Submitted by Madhumangala Dasa Srila Prabhupada was once asked by a reporter; “How will you recognise a devotee when you see him?” He replied: “He will be a perfect gentleman.” Shortly after hearing this I had the realization, a perfect gentleman means to be a well wishing friend of all living entities. I then had a further realization: A well wishing friend of all living … Continue reading A Perfect Gentleman

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