“I was distributing at Orange Coast College near Los Angeles with my friend from India, Dhira Lalita Prabhu. Dhira Lalita set up a table, and I walked around. He met a student who fell in love with Srila Prabhupada’s books and stayed at the table all day.
We decided to go back there a week later. Before we got to the campus, Dhira called our friend to let him know we were coming. He met us, helped us set up, and even distributed books. He must be picking up where he left off in his last life.
“At the beginning of the day, an elderly man came up to me while I was distributing. I thought that he was going to ask me to stop, but it turned out that he was a professor of philosophy and religious studies. It just so happened that, by the arrangement of Krishna, on this day he was going to talk about the Bhagavad-gita. So he invited me to come at one-fifteen to speak. He said, ‘We would love to have someone speak, who is actually practicing the tradition.’
“I went and spoke for about thirty minutes, and afterward he was asking questions for the benefit of the students, and I was answering them. Near the end, the professor said, ‘We regularly go on field trips to temples and other places. Would it be okay if we came to your temple?’
“I said, ‘Yes, sure.’
“He then asked the students, and they were all enthusiastic about visiting. So very soon his class will visit the temple.
“This was an amazing day in yet another way, because shortly after the class, I met two siblings who are devotees and wanted to start a campus club. They needed a faculty member to sponsor it. I said that I could most likely arrange that with the professor I just met. I went back to the prof and asked him whether he could sponsor a club. He was so enthusiastic about helping that he said he will also take part in the gatherings.
Then I went back to the table where Dhira Lalita and the student were distributing. I told them about what had happened, and when the student heard we were going to start a club on campus, he was in ecstasy.
“It was a really amazing day. So many people were connecting with Krishna and Krishna’s mercy.”