Prabhupada’s Books Go Where They Want




from Candrasekhar acarya das:

Last month, while doing door to door in a University dormitory in Montpellier, France, I knocked at one door, and a young lady opened. When I showed her the books, she said, “Oh, my boyfriend is really into Krishna.”

Sometimes, we hear things like “Oh, my friend is really into India,” or “my friend is really into Eastern philosophy,” or “my friend is really into meditation and yoga,” but rarely do we hear, “my friend is into KRISHNA.”

She added, “His room is two doors down. Let’s go see him.”

Sure enough, when Lionel opened the door, I immediately noticed half a dozen of BBT posters of Radha Krishna posted on his walls.

“How could this be?” I thought. “We have no devotees in this area. Nobody has distributed books here in ages…”

He invited me in and told me his story.

A few months earlier, he had gone to Pune, India, on a school project. While visiting New Delhi, he saw a ISKCON Sankirtan Van parked on the side of the street, with it’s backside open wide and a book table showing Prabhupada’s books to the public. He approached the van and bought several books, including the Indian publication of “Krishna Book,” which I noticed on his shelf. Now he was back in nowhere-land in Southern France, but his room was filled with BBT posters (which he also bought at the sankirtan van) as well as Prabhupada’s books.

This proves again that inspite of a lack of preaching and physical presence of devotees in a particular geographical location, Srila Prabhupada’s books have their transcendental mind of their own, being non-different from the supremely independent Lord, and they go where they choose to go. I realized,”Wao; book distribution is going on in France with or WITHOUT book distributors in France!”

It made me think of Srila Prabhupada’s statement, “It cannot stop. It is too late. The brain-wash books are already distributed!”

Your respectful servant,
Candrasekhar acarya das


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