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”

A Muslim bussiness man has a change of heart

MalawiAround one and a half years ago, while distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books on a street in Blantyre, Malawi, I met Mr. Khan, a Muslim businessman from India. He was amused to see an Indian sadhu in a dhoti and kurta on the busy streets of a remote Central African country and asked me in Hindi what was I doing. I explained to him that I was from the Hare Krishna movement and was distributing books about how to develop love for God. At that time he bought some small books. A few days later, when we met again on the street, he started criticizing Srila Prabhupada, saying that he uses abusive language and calls people rascals. When i met him again on the street after a few days, he had started appreciating the books and said that Continue reading “A Muslim bussiness man has a change of heart”

Srila Prabhupada’s books will Travel

Submitted by Madhumangala dasa

Tusta Gaura, Kesava and myself went out to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books along one of the busy main avenues here in Kampala, which abounds with so many shops along it. Today was a very special day, at least four Muslims took Srila Prabhupada’s books from me, this for me is the mercy of Haridas Thakur.

The shop I went into I cannot remember exactly what it sold, but it was a very bare shop with not many goods for sale. It had a very high ceiling, it was almost as though it were some vast cathedral, as I spoke my voice echoed like I was in a cave. Continue reading “Srila Prabhupada’s books will Travel”