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By Vijaya Das

This unprecedented time of lockdown should be seen as an opportunity find other ways to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books. "Don’t let a good crisis go to waste." We know about Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta set sales, and we have been distributing sets for decades, but mostly to our congregation. Many set sales before the Coronavirus were done by Devamrta Swami’s disciples, the harinama devotees in New York City, and Vaisesika Prabhu's team in Silicon Valley. But now Krishna has put us all in a situation in which online is the only way to distribute. Krishna made this arrangement so t...

May 31, 2020 -- 618 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of April 2020. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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May 23, 2020 -- 598 views
By Vijaya Das

"When one door closes, another door opens." Vaisesika Prabhu, our ISKCON incarnation of innovation, has opened a door we should have opened before: online book distribution. In March, ISKCON Silicon Valley (ISV) did more than 25,000 book points, a 90% increase, which made ISV the No. 1 temple in the world last month.

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May 2, 2020 -- 702 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of March 2020. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Apr 24, 2020 -- 570 views
By Vijaya das

Last month, worldwide, we did quite well as usual. But March will be different, for this was the first month of the lockdown. For the sake of health and safety, officials recommended and insisted on social distancing (staying six feet away from others) and staying home as much as possible. Some devotees still distribute books, despite the seriousness of the pandemic. Srila Prabhupada said that devotees are fearless, but not foolish. Two devotees already have left their bodies, and others have tested positive for the virus. So better be safe than sorry.

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Mar 31, 2020 -- 623 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of February 2020. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Mar 31, 2020 -- 525 views
By Vaisesika Das

At one door, the residents did not open their door, but they were very interested to speak to the devotees; so, they spoke to them through their video door bell. After hearing what the devotees were offering, the residents said they wanted to buy a set of Srimad- Bhagavatam. So, they asked the devotees to place the SB box on the porch. The residents then opened their door, took the set, and left the payment in an envelope in its place. Kind of like distributing in a leper colony.

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Mar 16, 2020 -- 1,510 views
By Vijaya das

The Mayapur temple won last year, for the year 2019, but look out Mayapur! It looks like New Delhi is taking 2020 real seriously by getting a big head start. It did 145,921 book points in January. In second place this January was a temple in the small-temple category. That's right, passing all those big temples in the large category, Surat (India) took second place, with 39,708 book points.

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Mar 1, 2020 -- 753 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of January 2020. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Feb 19, 2020 -- 632 views
By Suta Goswami Das

Traveling with Radheshyam Prabhu and distributing books is nothing short of an adventure. As per the English dictionary, the definition of an adventure is “an exciting or daring experience”. An experience is exciting when you don’t know what is awaiting you the next moment. With Radheshyam Prabhu, every day is an exciting experience, especially during Book Marathon. One day traveling in crowded trains, then traveling further to remote villages in the vehicle with bumpy roads. Some days lying down on a desolate station in the middle of the night, waiting for a regularly delayed trai...

Feb 17, 2020 -- 1,505 views
By Vijaya das

Pune was the No. 1 temple in the world, with 663,371 book points. Who would have thought twenty years ago that Pune will be on top? Back then, the temple had just a little center in the city, and now there’s also an enormous temple, an immense congregation, and over a hundred brahmacaris. ISV also had a huge marathon and ended up No. 2 in the world, with 161,211 book points. For 2019, ISV was No. 1 in the Western hemisphere. This is a temple no one lives in, except the Deities. It's a congregational temple, inspired by the famous Vaisesika Prabhu, completely fired up to distribute Srila Prab...

Feb 2, 2020 -- 904 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of December 2019. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Jan 26, 2020 -- 705 views
By Vijaya Das

Generally people reach the ages of 55 to 65 and gradually retire. But two devotees in the Los Angeles temple, Bhrgupati Prabhu and Sacitanoy Prabhu, now 68 and 67, respectively, are a sankirtan team. They go out daily on book distribution, except on weekends, and do huge. Recently, these two non-decrepit book distributors were in the top twenty worldwide. Brghupati is No. 6 for November, with 4,328 book points, and Saci Tanoy is No. 19, with 1,270 book points. They are good examples of what Srila Prabhupada wanted: devotees who dedicate their lives to the spreading of Krsna consciousness. Bhr...

Dec 31, 2019 -- 829 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vaisesika Dasa

Srila Prabhupada loved to hear that the devotees were distributing large numbers of his books and he consistently encouraged them to sell more of them. He once wrote, “These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons to defeat the ignorance of maya's army, and the more we produce such literature and sell them profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver the world from the suicide course.

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Dec 8, 2019 -- 5,449 views
By Vijaya das

This may be the first time in history that an ISKCON temple in a Muslim country is the No. 1 temple in the world. In Bangladesh, Chittagong had an amazing month in October, with 37,402 book points. I have been there a couple of times. Very enthusiastic devotees reside in this nice temple, as we see from their results.

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Dec 1, 2019 -- 748 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of October 2019. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Nov 27, 2019 -- 711 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vaisesika Das

The Prabhupada Marathon Is Mere Nostalgia, Right? Wrong! Nostalgia is nothing more than a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. Srila Prabhupada's Marathon, the worldwide end-of-year push by ISKCON devotees to increase book distribution, is far from sentimental; rather, it motivates action now and increases the practical results. It is just as important today as it was in December of 1972 when the devotees in Los Angeles, California, started this now...

Nov 15, 2019 -- 2,980 views
By Vijaya das

New York Harinama has now moved up to the second position in the USA, with 10,568 book points in September. New York harinam and book distribution have become an ever-increasing ocean of transcendental bliss in the Big Apple. How pleased is Srila Prabhupada with this sankirtan team in New York City? Unlimitedly pleased.

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Oct 30, 2019 -- 928 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of September 2019. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Oct 24, 2019 -- 686 views
By Vamsuli Dasa

In ancient times, farmers followed the moon cycles across the year to sow or harvest their crops, knowing well that their investments are protected by taking advantage of such opportune moments. Devotees similarly have the opportunity to take advantage of the Bhadra Purnima day every year to gift the Srimad Bhagavatam and increase their devotional credits, as explained in the verse below: “If on the full moon day of the month of Bhādra one places Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” – Srimad Bhagavatam ...

Sep 4, 2019 -- 1,079 views
By Vijaya das

In July, the two main UK temples, Bhaktivedanta Manor and London-Soho, had a great month. They had a summer marathon as they celebrate fifty years of Hare Krishna culture in the UK this year. The Manor did 6,154 book points, a 234% increase, and London did 5,297 book points, a 116% increase. These results made them the two top temples in Europe. These two temples have a special place in Srila Prabhupada’s heart. Sri Sri Radha—London-Isvara were transcendentally kidnapped by Srila Prabhupada, and Bhaktivedanta Manor was the last temple in the West he visited. Many book distributors from Eur...

Aug 30, 2019 -- 791 views
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