What I remember, once devotee told me, when I came, you see there were three boys who came to one Hare Krishna festival. They were very naughty boys.
And there was a devotee, had a book table with incense, books all the paraphernalia. And the three boys came and started to distract him. “What’s this? What’s that?”..they said. So the one on the other side took one Bhagavad Gita and stole it. And they ran off!!
Then they thought, “Hahahahahahahha…..We got the Hare Krishna’s!….we stole their book!”. This is the kind of tamasic fun, stealing. But the delinquent prople, if they do something successful, then they go,they give some. SO they thought we got. And what did we steal anyways, so they started reading it. (laughter)
So the person that was standing for question/answer period. He said,’Actually, we read the book, and I’m one of those three boys, and I became your disciple. And another one became Hrdayananda Maharaj’s disciple, and the third one became your disciple also.”
So by stealing Bhagavad Gita, who is the more clever? (laughter).
Everyone should keep Bhagavad Gita in their cars. If they steal, maybe they’ll steal the Gita. Don’t leave your mobile phones!(laughter)
They stole GITA, Krishna is so clever, HE STOLE THEM!
HH Jayapataka Swami
18th September, 2005
Teluk Intan, Malaysia