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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MONK

Thursday, April 25th 2024

Brampton/ Limoges


I sat on the dentist chair and the assistant working on my cleaning was engaged in conversation with me. Well, it was less than a conversation. She was doing most of the talking while my mouth was occupied. Most of the theme was how we all need to work at relieving ourselves of bacteria. For those who sincerely work at the daily brushing, flossing and such, you will clean up 70% of the bacteria, and according to her experience, “the dentist does the rest." When my mouth was free, I asked her, “Why do they call it wisdom tooth?"


Her answer: "I knew 20 years ago. I'll have to go online." Surely no tooth is like a brain.


Anyways she was fun. 


My driver, Nityananda, and I, proceeded to Grafton, a small countryside community where Jay Chaitanya lives. He runs a farm with goats and animals while being an animation computer whiz. I introduced Nityananda to Jay and gave a little background. "He was born in a barn." Nityananda thought I said "bar ". 


"No ‘barn’ in West Virginia. He'll tell you all about it." 



Our journey continued on lovely Highway 7, scenic, old rock, lakes, beaver dams and lodges. We finally came to the home of Mandala Ram, who so kindly assisted me in some of my long walks, in Canada and the US. 



Sadly, there was no walking today. I was in a car most of the time. Travelling is an obligation for a monk by whatever means of transport. It's all done for His pleasure while we live through light moments of the day.

MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!
8 km

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