Monday, November 6th, 2023
The Annex, Toronto
With a temperature at 11º Celsius, it's really not bad for our area in early November. My chosen time for a daily walk was just after the Gita Zoom call with folks from out west. We do have something in common, whether east, west, north, or south, and that is in Krishna. Being that time of the year on our calendar when we celebrate kartik, I asked our morning temple group a trick question, "What does a stick, a rope, a pot of butter, a bunch of monkeys, and falling trees all have in common?
Rightly so, the answer came from three or four students in the class, "Krishna!" Kartik is the month when we remember the bluish blackish boy who has a knack for grabbing attention by way of charm. The joyful pastimes of little Krishna pranks was something I raised on the previous day with a packed crowd at a home program.
Krishna is our lifeline.
When walking to Bloor and Spadina with friend, Uday, it came to mind something I read in an air flight magazine some years ago – an article detailing an interview with Ringo Starr. When it came to his telling about his bond with The Beatles, he said of George Harrison, "He was always into the Krishna thing." It almost sounded like George had an obsession. Maybe there was a period that he was absorbed. In any event, the goal for a bhakti yogi practitioner is to remember God and never forget God. Two injunctions!
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!