The Tremendous Effect of Srila Prabhupada’s Books
Last summer I meet a young man at a Rainbow Gathering in Switzerland. He was on a journey to find the goal of life. We had a nice discussion, and I invited him to our temple in Zurich. Already the next day he showed up, and after three days in the temple he decided to stay for the bhakta program, which had started just a week before.
One day a friend of his came for the Sunday feast, and when he saw me, shouted, "Hey, I know you! Last summer you gave me a couple of books by your spiritual master!"
I also recognized him, and it turned out that he had given those books to his friend, the same person who had just joined the bhakta program. I felt great satisfaction to see how Srila Prabhupada's books prepared this young man to directly accept Krishna consciousness and commit himself to becoming a full-time devotee.
But that's not the end of the story! Now, one year later, a new bhakta course has started with five of his closest friends enrolled. They are very serious candidates with strong ambitions to join the brahmacari asrama. Three more friends in this group founded a living community close to the temple, and they are also on their way to becoming serious practitioners in Krishna consciousness.
Two books distributed created such a tremendous effect in the lives of these young persons. By Srila Prabhupada's mercy, such miracles truly happen.
All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Sankirtana yajna, ki jaya!