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
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
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
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
by Vijaya dasa
(Iskcon Sankirtana Minister)
CATCH THE READING BUG- 17TH Nairobi International book fair
Submitted by Dwaraka Vasini dasi
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”
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”
Hena Gohil, who has come down to Nairobi from the UK for a holiday, decided to join her aunt(Dwarka Vasini) and cousin (Ambika Gopi) for book distribution on the streets of Nairobi. At first though, she was a little bit weary of the service as she had never read any of Srila Prabhupadas books. The first day was more of a tutorial day for her, … Continue reading Anyone can do it…
Around 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”