Updated: Apr 20
Friday, April 7th, 2023
North Beach, Durban
We were in the middle of our theatrical practice when in walked a group of forty or so young kids and their coaches from a swat camp. “Okay,” I thought, “let’s ask the group if we can do a full performance – our rehearsal – for them.” They agreed whole-heartedly, and so we had an audience, which is a natural stimulation for our performance.
The actual performance of The Gita was held at the festival site, and they did a stupendous job. Muzzi, who runs the sound and lights from the area under the marquee, is always accommodating. The ocean with its beach and breeze enthused us all, and that includes the thousands of people who came for the experience of the Chariot Festival. These were amazing lineups for the free plant-based diet of breyani. I was lucky to receive a custom-made meal by Prema Vanya, the wife of dear friend, Krishna Chandra, who delivered this fine prasadam. It was of a gourmet (Gaura may) quality. Thank you!
The whole event was a happy occurrence for all who came. People crave spirituality, especially after an oppressive period of lockdown. There is simply not enough happening in the field of soul activity. Today is Good Friday, and for the local Christians, today is precious when the regular mundaneness is lulled. But what above the before and after of Good Friday? May every day be ‘good’ based on our thoughts. Historically, we have been informed that in his travels, Jesus visited Puri, India, and had witnessed the deity of Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe – God.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!