Anyone Can Take a Book
by Caitanya Chandra Das (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
As I distributed books last Sunday morning in the park, I saw one guy who seemed a bit gloomy. I stopped him and started my usual mantra: "Hello, I'm from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. We're distributing some books about spiritual knowledge. They"
He interrupted me and said, "I'm looking for a girlfriend. Can you help me?"
Before I could reply he repeated the question, adding a note of desperation: "I reeealy need a girlfriend. Can you help me!?"
Somehow the words just started popping into my mind: "Well, I can't help you with that, but I know someone who can." And I handed him a Science of Self-Realization. "This book speaks about Krsna, the Supreme Lord. He's the source of all beautiful women. You can read this book to learn about Krsna and then ask him for a girlfriend. He can definitely help you."
Amazingly, he took the book and without hesitation gave a donation, adding that he would start reading it right away. I invited him to the temple so we could speak more about Krsna.
After he walked away, this verse came to mind: akamah sarva-kamo va: "Whether one is full of material desires or has no material desires or desires liberation one must by all means worship the supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna."
Srila Prabhupada ki jay!