SOME BHAKTI IN A VIOLENT WORLD
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
Apparently, a man was shot across the street, but our short walk (slightly investigative in nature for any traces of blood) went in vain. The neighbourhood is not a bad one. It is simply coincidental and consequential that this violent act took place while I stayed here for a night. Much like a month ago when in Mauritius during a beach walk, we came upon a person who hung himself; I am beginning to wonder if violent events are following me.
In any case, such acts of aggression, whether self-induced or an assault on another, we cannot help but conclude that darkness is often prevalent. As many of us who read the Vedas, we are likely to conclude that it is the Age of Kali. Not exactly the Age of Aquarius. We might refer to the dawn of that optimist 10,000 years of glory as predicted about the coming of Chaitanya.
Here in Michigan, Ypsilanti, to be exact, we treated ourselves to a meal at devotee-operated Gaur’s Grill. We took to a burger called ‘Bird’s Nest.’ Extraordinary!
From rain-drenched Michigan and Ohio, I was driven by Madhavananda and Purnamasi to the Cleveland Airport for the flight to New Jersey to stay at Towaco and its temple. I was well looked after by members of ISKCON Towaco, a community that is gearing up for a coming Chariot Fest. So, I will be priming and prepping a thespian group for that festival event. All is good! Cheers! Hare Krishna!
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!