Sooo greedy to distribute books
My sankirtan spot is right outside Crossways and Urban Yoga (our Hare Krishna restaurant and preaching center) on the main street of Melbourne. I stopped a boy, Shannon, who was attracted to the Bhagavad-gita. He decided to take the book and explained that he thinks young people don't realize they can die at any moment. He had been in a car crash at the age of eight and given a 20% chance of surviving. So after that experience he feels there is a purpose to his surviving, and he linked that to the Bhagavad-gita.
I was so excited by the encounter that I started telling Ariel, who was right next to me distributing flyers.
I said to her, "I'm soooo greedy to distribute books to everyone!" and just then a boy with a guitar that looked like a ripe mango walked in the restaurant, and I was internally pushed to follow him. I started up a conversation on music and was wondering how to introduce the book into the conversation in a smooth natural way. I showed him "Chant and Be Happy," and he was a Beatles fan! But he was not so much into the book, so we kept on talking slowly, slowly talking more about mantra meditation and he ended up saying "Wow, now I'm more interested in this book. I'll take it."
I really felt that Krishna reciprocated with my strong desire to meet sincere souls.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, ki jaya!
Your servant, Madhuryamrta devi dasi