Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
I would say that one devotee, Krishna Surya, 54, is one of the more committed persons to bhakti in Cuba. He is a steady 16 rounder, as we say. Two hours he dedicates to mantra meditation while committed to his family, wife and teenage daughter. I recommended to him to read several books of Prabhupada, all in Spanish, of course. These books are the Bhagavad Gita, Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, and Srimad Bhagavatam. This will prepare him for his second initiation.
Krishna Surya and I agreed to our usual morning trek. “This time take me along the quiet streets and not the Malecon (the sea wall). There’s just too much diesel exhaust from the cars." Tourists are drawn to the vintage cars from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The problem is they spew out this bad air and for me it becomes intolerable. Our walking brought us to beautiful boulevards and to the older section of town where you have the old Spanish villas. I am a sucker for the architecture and also the many sculptures. Like most places, Cuba adores its heroes. Little is remembered of the Indigenous Amerindians. They were all wiped out.
While I have been busy reading, writing and closed off from internet, Ganganath has been spending time with family and friends. The books have been flying ouf of his hands. There is remarkable potential in Cuba for higher consciousness.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!