Vancouver, British Columbia
Down on Marine Drive
By evening I was able to reflect
on the day’s affairs as I strolled down on Marine Drive. It was past the sun’s
setting. The air was cool; good for contemplation. I’ll add that overall, it is
the coolest spring (and now the dawn of summer) that I’ve ever experienced.
A five-hour flight from Toronto
and a three-hour time-zone change threw the biological clock a slight bit off
course. I settled down in a room by the ISKCON facility, visited Govinda’s
Restaurant for physical and spiritual nourishment, followed by a cat nap and
then off to Devender’s. He has this quiet townhome in east Surrey where his
family and I engaged in kirtan.
Three kids, two girls and a young
son, Saket (2), are all adorable. We chanted and I listened. Devender asked
what my thoughts were on whether he should go back with his family to India.
“My parents are there. Here in the west, it is so materialistic.” He wanted my opinion.
And to add – his folks are coming for a visit soon.
I suggested that he make his own
decision, but that it would be nice if he got “fixed up,” as we say, here in
Canada in his Krishna Consciousness, and share it with neighbours, friends, and
fellow Vancouverites. That would gain, for him, some mercy from Krishna and our
He appreciated the
recommendation, which I was happy to hear.
May the Source be with you!