March 5, 2010

(from "Following Srila Prabhupada" volume 9, by Yadubara Prabhu)

February 21, 2010

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- One morning during the recent Prabhupada marathon, shortly after arriving at our sankirtan spot, I opened a box full of Srimad-Bhagavatams. A curious lady came by and looked over my shoulder. She was ninety-three years old!

"What is this?" she asked.

Usually such old people don't buy anything; they just tell us how big their library is and how learned they are. Expecting she was like that, I tried to at least give her the Holy Name. "This is for Krishna!", I said.

"What?" she asked.

I almost shouted, "This is for KRISHNA, the SUPREME LORD! KRISHNA!"

"Can you show me a book, son?"

July 15, 2011

Yesterday we met a nice boy at the PIE-IX Metro Station. He had been sitting close to Bhakta Kurt and me as we rode the train reading aloud the pastimes of Dhruva Maharaja. When we all got off at the same metro stop, we saw him at the top of the escalator waiting for the bus. As we approached him, he looked like he wanted to say something to us. Hopeful that he hadn't felt infringed upon by our reading, I acknowledged him and we began a conversation. The first thing he said was how peaceful a presence we had. Being an especially sensitive person, he said, he was very aware of people's moods, and he appreciated that there was something rare about our appearance and attitude, something different from the depressive mood he was used to encountering.

June 13, 2010

Dear devotees,
Recently I visited Murwillumbah, situated in the Tweed valley area of northern New South Wales Australia, near to New Govardhana farm in Austrailia.

While in the area I visited a Prabhupada disciple by the name of Krsna Laulya Mataji. She and her husband travelled a lot helping start temples in U.S.A, Hawaii & Australia.

She told me that her family grew up on the same street as Barak Obama.

Her brother has been a friend of his ever since. When they where all teenagers they would go to the local Hare Krsna Temple and Barak came a few times and really enjoyed the kirtan and Prasadam.

July 12, 2010

From the BBT Newsletter for July 2010

Nectar of the Month
STALKER OR SEEKER?

February 4, 2010

Book Distribution Stories from the Marathon.
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Panca Tattva (Lord Chaitanya and His Associates) sends SMS

The Supersoul is helping in the marathon--even apparently "gone high-tech."

Here is an extract sent to me about one devotee, soon to begin his advanced degrees in environmental science:

He prayed intensely to the Panca-tattva before embarking upon his first full day of book distribution. Returning in the evening