News from New York

Posted on July 11, 2012 by admin-vasanti

by Paramanada dasa

Radhe Radhe. Srila Gurudeva ki jaya!

After arriving at the New Delhi International airport in the middle of the night — me, Paramananda dasa received a rude awakening at the ticketing counter. In brazen kali-yuga style the ticketing clerkA� demanded $300.00 US dollars for “A�excess weight” (of the books I had sponsored from the GVP sponsorship program for my distribution in New York). Since, being a brahmacari, I could not afford this very high charge, I decided by Srila Gurudeva’s mercy to “sankirtanize” the ticketing area. All the airport personnel–cleaning, customer service, andA�security gladly accepted Srila Gurudeva’s Gitas. Many took to calling me Swamiji, Sadhu and Panditji. Many inquired about my lifestyle in New York. I told them that by Srila Gurudena”s mercy I was engaged in sankirtana and got up every at 4.00am in the morning.

Thanks to the GVP Sponorship Program, I got the Gitas. After distribution of the Gitas, I was allowed to check in, clear customs and immigrationA�– waited in the boarding area.

Hari Bol–Radhe Radhe

By Srila Gurudeva’s mercy and the guru-parampara, I have been engaged in Sankirtana seva since 1990. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, festival days and Ekadasi, I am engaged in Sankirtana in my neighbourhood which are mostly people of Indian Origin with ancestors hailing from UP and Bihar–Guyana and Trinidad.A�IA�gotA�Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is in the 1970’s and also met the devotees in the 1970’s..I am not a devotee as yet.A�Srila Gurudeva, Sri SrimadA�Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, gave me saffron cloth in KartikaA�2007 at Giridhari Gaudiya Matha in Govardhana. Srila Gurudeva told me not to work and not to get married.

Recently, bhai Shastri stopped his car and told me he was looking for me. He looked at one of Srila Gurudeva’s GitasA�and immediately purchased three. He and his wife reacted very positively to Srila Gurudeva’s books and promised to support Sila Gurudeva’s sankirtana..More people are looking at and purchasingA�A�Srila Gurudeva’s Gaudiya Giti Guccha, Bhagavad Gita, Harmony, Hidden Path of Devotion, Manah-Siksha, Pinnacle of Devotion, Shower of LoveA�and Jaiva Dharma.

Two days ago a young child paid for a copy of Hidden Path of Devotion after her mother made several excuses..immediately she was given a free book. One of them purchasedA� a Gita and a Manah Siksha He was very positive and said that these books will help him.

Recently I met a friend from high school!!! He introduced me to his daughter and son . The daughter purchased Jaiva Dharma soft cover and she said that this book will help her in her college studies. She appreciated what was printed on the back of the cover.

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The slim man in the photo next to the insurance booth has seen Hare Krishna books. The young lady Nalini is from Trinidad and sells music and costume jewelry. She has given donations in the past. The short man A�Ramayana works in a fabric store and also has given donations in the past.

Yesterday Rupa came to me, and after looking at the books took a Bhagavad Gita and Sri Gaudiya Giti-guccha to give someoneA� to help him turn around his life !!!..

 

Photographer–Rupa-narayana dasa

 

Hari Bol Radhe Radhe

Paramananda dasa

Richmond hill queens New York USA

 

Radhe…also doing sankirtan Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday & A�Thursday..these days are not as busy as Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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