Archive: March, 2011

Navadvipa Festival

Posted on 03/30/11 by Raghava
stall-for-web

by Anita dasi Isn’t it amazing how even at the largest festival Srila Gurudeva always managed to find a way to connect with each person and give them a moment, a realization, a lesson. This was the first parikrama without Srila Gurudeva’s manifest presence. No one really knew what to expect. But I know for […]

Read more

My Devotees Should Preach Like This

Posted on 03/09/11 by Raghava
01-panca_tattva

Mathura, India – August 25, 2008 “I am very, very fortunate that, as early as 1946, in Navadvipa and Calcutta, I met Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, at that time known as Abhaya Caranaravinda. My Guru Maharaja told me to serve him, as soon as I met him, and I have been doing so ever since. […]

Read more

On the Train

Posted on 03/07/11 by Raghava
anitaontrain

by Vasanti dasi Distributing books on the train is really fun. People are just sitting with nothing to do and it’s nice to walk through each car and offer everyone a chance to read something. I pass out the books to all in the compartment and then tell them it is a beautiful book about […]

Read more

Samsara Hogya

Posted on 03/06/11 by Raghava
ghat

By Jai Sri dasi Overcast skies were no match for the jubilant smiles of the ladies book distribution team as we headed for Har Ki Pauri, the main ghat in Haridwar for this years observance of Siva-ratri. Last year’s Siva-ratri was also Kumba-mela and consequently we could hardly walk a few feet without a tidal […]

Read more

Siva-ratri in Hardwar

Posted on 03/04/11 by Raghava
looking

by Vasanti dasi I must be honest – I was feeling some trepidation about distributing books in Hardwar for Siva-ratri. It was the first time that I would be distributing books after Srila Gurudeva’s physical departure from this world. I had some fear and sadness and a range of emotions. I was thinking how easy […]

Read more

The World Will be Amazed

Posted on 03/02/11 by Raghava
sri_rupa

Berlin, Germany July 7, 2003 [Vicitra dasi:] I am reading in your Brahma-samhita your description of the kunjas (secluded forest groves) in Vrndavana. That description is very beautiful. [Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja:] One day the entire world will be amazed at what I have given. Not now, but later they will realize what I am […]

Read more

“Our bookstall is there in the back…”

Posted on 03/02/11 by Raghava
38264_127076197335669_100000998677553_143532_5254391_n

Gopinatha Bhavan, Vrndavana October 11, 2003 At the end of Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s Kartika class of October 11, 2003, he made the following announcement: “Our bookstall is there in the back. I also request you to take the new books.” [Srila Maharaja then held up the just-published Harmonist magazine and continued] “Many new books […]

Read more

Is Book Distribution Pure Bhakti?

Posted on 03/02/11 by Raghava
lotus-small

Los Angeles, California May 11 and May 12, 2003 [Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja is in the process of printing a large quantity of Sri Brahma-samhita, Sri Bhajana Rahasya, The Origin of Ratha-yatra, and revised editions of Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu-bindhu, Gaudiya-giti-guccha (the Song book), Their Lasting Relationship, Guru-devatatma, and My Siksa-guru and Priya-bandhu, and Our Gurus: One […]

Read more

All My Daughters Should Preach

Posted on 03/02/11 by Raghava
gurudeva-priya

Murwillumbah, Australia February 16, 2002 Just before beginning his own evening class, Srila Maharaja called on his young disciple, Damodara-priya dasi, (who had been studying law in a university) to speak to his audience of 400 devotees and guests. She had not spoken about Krsna in a public forum before this. [Srila Narayana Maharaja:] Damodara […]

Read more

“Be Bold and Distribute Books…”

Posted on 03/02/11 by Raghava
bp-srila-prabhupada

Australia January 10, 2000 Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu ordered Sri Nityananda Prabhu to preach His mission: “You should go door to door with Srila Haridas Thakura and beg some alms. You should say, ‘I want you to put something in My bag. Chant one time Krsna, Krsna.‘” From here He began. Especially Nityananda Prabhu never went […]

Read more