Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
Belle Mare, Mauritius
I want to congratulate the initiates at the Krishna Balarama Temple in Bon Acceuil. Four people took their second initiation, namely, Akilananda, Yasoda Mayi, Saguna, and Sarsthi. Thank you, Jnandev; your initiated name is Jnana Shakti.
It is hard for me to say goodbye to all of you and to the many stalwart and devoted people of devotion in this beautiful country of Mauritius. In addition to the diksha (initiation ceremony) of yesterday, we also had a gathering of dozens of devotees at Amar and Priya’s home. The program was successful. Priya asked if I would meet with the youth , so I said, “Yes!” She expressed that they relate to me. I was flattered, of course. She did mention that some elders will come.
“Alright, let’s look at two groups then, and let’s meet as one to establish the issue of engaging the youth more, then facilitate the two groups separately. After that, we can all come together and see what happens.”
So, what did happen was that both groups were on par. However, from the youth (ages 18 – 25), the one grievance was, “Please trust us!” and “We love and respect you!”
So, the whole thing was sweet. And to top it off was some Mexican prasad (blessed food) for a lovely change.
My flight on this day is a redeye flight to Paris, then Detroit, then back to Canada where spring is in the air.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!