Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Toronto, Ontario

I was cautious not to put pressure on the foot. Doctor's orders! So at least for today I minimized leg movement. It is an austerity. Fortunately within the confines of the tempe building there are plenty of rooms with duty bound services in which to walk to and fro. There are stairs to climb. The distance between the rooms which are spacious become lengthy.

A shipment arrived from Quebec and in it's container the English version of "The Teachings of Krishna" authored by Pierre Corbeil (aka Visnurata) and published by IQ press. I had the pleasure to pen the preface. It was an honour to be part of a project that offers a synopsis of the 18 chapters with 700 verses of the sacred Bhagavad-gita.

In the forward, author Corbeil explains the purpose of this publication:
This book is directly inspired by the Bhagavad-gita-the "song of God"- a compilation containing the teachings of Krishna, faithfully translated from Sanskrit by Srila Prabhupada without changing their meaning as so many did before him. These teaching are of cardinal importance, and it is not our role to interpret the wording to our whims or our limited understanding. We should rather accept them as presented and try to fulfill our human mission, which is to reconnect with our spiritual self and cultivate the divine consciousness that will bring us closer to the Absolute.

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