A DAY OF WHINE AND ROSES
Updated: Apr 24
Sunday, April 16th, 2023
Bon Accueil, Mauritius
I am informed that another serious wave of covid will be hitting Mauritius soon. Well, if true, it’s not the happiest of news. And on our walk to Belle Bare, it was a bit glum. There, by the beach and a few metres from the Durga Temple, a person had taken to suicide by hanging.
Our small walking team had arrived at the tragic scene just after the police and paramedics arrived. Not nice news. The unique thing is that this was a popular camping area – a place for outdoor parties which we assume should be happy affairs. Well, not so. Partying can bring out the best and worst in people. Anyways, bless the soul who has moved on. Oddly enough, a rainbow appeared arching over the area of the tragedy.
I always thought that kirtan was the best form of gathering with son, dance, and good times.
For this afternoon I conducted another “Kirtan Standards Workshop.” The PowerPoint for this project has been tweaked by a hardworking devotee, Nitai Priya. The sixty or so people who had come to see and hear were satisfied to be informed about standards established by our founder.
To add some more brightness to the day, one family arranged a sangha at their home on this day of fasting from grains. After bellies were full, we dwelt on the twenty-six qualities of the divine nature. This is outlined in the 16th chapter of the Gita; the first three verses are worth looking into.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!