Another Pleasant Surprise on Sankirtan
While visiting Dallas I gave a seminar on book distribution, and afterward some of the devotees from the seminar went out with me to distribute books. There were about fourteen of us. We went door to door in a nice neighborhood. On the front lawn of one house was a sign that read "The Episcopalian House." I thought, "The owner is either a minister or some other member of the clergy, but let's try. By the mercy of Lord Caitanya anything can happen." I knocked on the door . . . no answer. So I and the three devotees who were with me to observe how I distribute began to walk away. Then we heard some young girls say "Hello!" and when we turned around we saw they were waving at us. So we went back to the front door, and then the father showed up. I told him, "I'm a traveling monk trying to increase wisdom here in Dallas, and by the arrangement of the Supreme I'm at your door today."
He said, "OK, what do you have." I showed him the Bhagavad-gita and explained some of it to him. Then I asked for a donation.
He asked, "How much?"
I said, "Whatever God inspires you to give."
He asked, "Can I have two?"
"You certainly can." Then he gave a generous donation. His two daughters were watching the whole exchange, and he turned and gave a Gita to each of them.
Now that's a good father!
We all walked away very surprised that a Christian leader had taken two Bhagavad-gitas for his daughters. Krsna's mercy!