BHAGAVAD GITA LIBERATES – STORY!
(Excerpt from HH Jayapataka Swami’s recent zoom class)
“I was told in Tirupati, a person died.
After he was taken to the crematorium on a stretcher, suddenly he sat up.
All the people thought-what happened?
The dead man has come back to life!
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They thought he was a ghost.
But he said no, don’t worry, I am alright.
Then he went right to the [ISKCON] temple and he asked if they have Bhagavad-gītā As It is.
They said, they had it.
They gave him the Bhagavad-gītā translated by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The man started crying, he was so happy to have the book.
The devotees asked “what happened? Why are you crying?”
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He told, “You see I died. Then my subtle body was taken to Yamaraja by the yamadutas. He said, no this is the wrong guy. I was taken back to my body and placed there by the Yamadutas.”
Then the Yamadutas said:
“If you get Bhagavad-gītā in the Krsna temple here, you get the Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, you won’t see us again.”
So when he came alive he immediately came to the temple and got the Bhagavad-gītā.
He was so happy, he knew he would not see the Yamadutas again. He started crying.
Now we have our book marathon. Even the Yamadutas are also helping us to sell the Bhagavad-Gītās. Haribol!”
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