Book distribution transforms a celebration into a perfect sankirtan party


Book distribution has always attracted those who want to attract Srila Prabhupada’s mercy. Devotees at ISKCON know how Srila Prabhupada emphasized on this particular service. The following simple story shows how book distribution can turn any event into a sankirtan party distributing Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental books.

A lady visited our temple. Her daughter is already known to us, and she invited us to attend the sacred thread ceremony of her son, Vishnu.

We proposed having fifteen minutes of kirtana during the ceremony. She agreed.

We started kirtana – only three of us – but slowly many ladies came forward and joined us in dancing.

Book Distribution

After kirtana we approached the gathering with Srila Prabhupada’s books. People were sitting at round tables. We preached to them to take at least ten books each and distribute them. Soon the whole party hall changed to a book distribution hall, because everybody was distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books to one other. That day 687 books were distributed. Moreover, our hosts also bought a Srimad Bhagavatam set.

By the mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga, it was a perfect Krishna conscious party, with lots of dancing, chanting and book distribution.

Your servant,

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