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No More Coming Back

Often book distributors are busy simply passing on Srila Prabhupada’s books. But a careful follow up can ensure wonderful changes, as shown in this account by Sudhir Chaitanya Prabhu, of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir, Chowpatty.

I was distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books near a police chowky, outside Kurla railway station, a Mumbai suburb. A lady in her early fifties and her young son waited patiently till I finished my discussion with another customer and then approached me. “We would like to purchase thirty Bhagavad Gitas,” the lady said. I asked her where she wanted the books to be delivered. “I need to discuss this with my husband,” she replied. We exchanged phone numbers and they left, assuring me that they will contact me soon. Many days passed but there was no call from them. Then one day, my office phone rang. I immediately recognized her voice. She told me to deliver thirty Hindi Gitss to their house and collect the cash. I just could not wait. I called up one of the devotees staying in Kurla and requested him to deliver the books to their house.

On 31 December she called me again and asked me if she could get 20 more Gitas. I rushed to their place with the books wondering what they were going to do with so many of them. When I reached their house, the entire family-father, mother, two sons and their elderly grandmother-were at home. They gave me a warm welcome and thanked me for getting the books.

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