Updated: Jul 23
Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Little Trout Bay, Ontario
It's always good to get back into a regular routine which has heart behind it. I'm back in a temple (in Thunder Bay), and I have the pleasure to attend arati, sing the prayers to guru and God, and crack down on maya with reading from the Bhagavatam (Canto 3). Therein I explain to a curious crew, including Arjuna and Luv, about the beauty of knowing we are not the body, but are brahman (spirit), and how that plays out in the world of matter.
I am happy to know that there are some young immigrants from India taking seriously to the process of devotion. I also am spending some time with locals like Kevin and Ryan who have some passion for the process. It is not all folks who cater to the spirit.
I was delighted to meet Janardan, who is of Filipino origin. I bumped into him in Utah quite accidentally in 2017 went on the marathon walk in the US. I didn't expect to find him now in the foyer of the temple and to have come as a guest musician for the Festival of India. I'm happy to see he has evolved into a fine spiritualist.
With the compliments of Luv, Vipin, and Janardan, the four of us took an extra walk by Little Trout Bay by water, trees, and mosquitoes. The need for people to bond as spiritual friends is critical for foundation building. With my age, going on 71 I am physically over the hill. With these younger blokes a basis in bhakti is important, and we are seeing that manifest in the temple and in nature.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!