Tuesday, March 28th, 2023
On the Zoom Gita Chat this evening, I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the listeners/viewers was someone I hadn’t really seen in thirty years. He used to live in the ashram with the team of us monks. He was happy. He learned how to cook and do many things devotionally.
Well, he moved on, got married, got a job, the usual pattern with family. It was just so great having him on board for a penetrating hour where we probed into the Gita’s message about sacrifice and accepting some austerity – the items that help us as character builders.
It was also sweet to have another acquaintance whom I gave diksa (initiation) to. Kaurna Shakti has led a good Krishna conscious life sharing the joy of that life with husband and two girls. She tuned in all the way from British Columbia.
I hope I can see these two amazing people on Zoom in the future when we will explore the power and magic of the Gita. And speaking of exploration, my evening walk after the Gita Chat was just a fun and snaky one – a meandering of sorts through the Victorian stately residential homes in Rosedale.
I’ve always felt a secure feeling walking through this neighbourhood. It was in Rosedale that I began my walking training in the early nineties, as well as in the nearby ravines. It’s a real charmer of a place, a place where I’ve seen the wonder of foxes playing in the snow. In any event, my companions and I weaving our way through thoroughly enjoyed the trek. I suppose I liked it as much as I did the Gita Chat with its surprises.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!