Wilfred to Visva Dakshina’s Story

I was listening to H.H. Bhakti Dhira Damodar Swami’s classes on YouTube, and I really got attracted to his strictness. Govinda Prema Prabhu gave me Maharajas number so I could contact him personally. I was initially apprehensive to text Maharaja, but just to please Govinda prabhu I messaged Maharaja on whatsapp, and the next thing I know Maharaja replied. He is very personal. I would … Continue reading Wilfred to Visva Dakshina’s Story

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Wilfred’s Journey – Leave them for your father

Being a High School literature teacher working and living in Nakuru, I would always carry Prabhupadas books with me. I would stay in Nakuru for the week but then during the weekend I would come to the temple. I stayed in Nakuru for 2 years. During this time Govinda Prem Prabhu would call me to attend festivals. After my contract ended I decided not to … Continue reading Wilfred’s Journey – Leave them for your father

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Wilfred’s Story – My Spiritual Journey

What your lecture will do for three minutes, but if he reads one page his life may be turned. Srila Prabhupada Letter to Bali Mardana – 20 September 1972 My former names are Wilfred Erakoi, from Nairobi. I am a teacher by profession. When I was pursuing my education at the Kenyatta University, I took a unit in world religion where I came across the … Continue reading Wilfred’s Story – My Spiritual Journey

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Mantra Fest

Submitted by Dvaraka Vasini dasi “Param vijayate sri Krishna sankirtanam”.  In this age of kali the recommended process of worshiping Krishna is hearing and chanting of His holy names. And we can realize this truth only by reading from the scriptures that hold the truth.  In Kaliyuga only one pillar of religion is standing which is truthfulness found in the Holy Scriptures like Bhagavad Gita … Continue reading Mantra Fest

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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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Catch The Reading Bug

CATCH THE READING BUG- 17TH Nairobi International book fair

Submitted by Dwaraka Vasini dasi

fair 007Among the 76 exhibitors at this year’s International book fair  ( 17 to 24 September 2014 ) was our very own ISKCON stall that displayed most of Srila Prabhupada’s books.

According to the organizers, a total number of 16,652 students visited the fair, from various schools within Nairobi and the outskirts.

To attract the students to the ISKCON stall the young vaishnavi’s gave out a cupcake for every book sold. In this way crowds and crowds of student’s flocked the stall and got the mercy of Srila Prabhupada both in the form of his books and also Krishna Prasadam.

It was amazing to see how children are easily attracted to Krishna’s photo on the covers of these books. Continue reading “Catch The Reading Bug”

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”