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”

Warming Up Before the Prabhupada Marathon

By Vijaya Dasa
Ministry of Book Distribution

I was distributing at Pierce College in Los Angeles. It was slow — very slow. Hardly any books were going out. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to go on book distribution (health problems), so it was nice to be out on the front lines again. But this was not what I expected. So I decided to save my energy for the next day. As I was leaving, a student came to me and asked, “What are these books about?” I explained to him, “These books help us understand higher spiritual values in life and how to live peacefully in a world filled with so much stress.”

“Really! Wow, I’m into this. Tell me more about them.” Continue reading “Warming Up Before the Prabhupada Marathon”

The flawless philosophy of Krsna

Many fanatical spiritual movements have come and gone, but without the flawless philosophy of Krsna, they cannot stand. Therefore I want especially that my books should be distributed profusely. This is our substance-real philosophical information, not some weak sentiments. So try for this – to give all men this Krsna philosophy – and many real devotees will come with us back to home, back to … Continue reading The flawless philosophy of Krsna

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