We decided to give some of the books that were donated in a red light district in Manila in the Philippines by chance. We came across the area when looking for a new place to distribute books. It was very shocking as there were many many houses with young girls inside. The girls were maybe as young as 14 years old, just children. we had small books The Way of Love and Secrets of the Undiscovered Self and some prasad.
We were allowed inside some of the houses and the girls in there were all very young and had numbers on them so the man chose which number he wanted.
We first went in one of those houses without realizing what place it was. But after meeting all those girls in the first house we felt very inspired to meet more.
They are actually really common woman like someone you would have a chat with at the bakery in the morning…..
We gave everyone a sweet-ball and we connected with them explaining about how everyone in this world is looking for love everyday, all day long, by trying to serve our family friends, boss, pets & society.
In the end of the day we are still unsatisfied although we passed our whole day just trying to be happy, pretending that we are ok. We try to convince others that are exactly in the same condition….
They were really touched by that and all of them wanted books and then Sudevi even started dancing the swami step with them while we all (us and the ladies) sang together the Maha-mantra….. We went round like this, place to place and came home without any books left and really happy that Gurudeva had reached some peopleʼs heart.
Many thanks to the book sponsorship program and all who are supporting the book distribution mission. People out there really need it.
Phullara dasi & Sudevi dasi