Vancouver, British Columbia
Path of Simplicity
Our local pujari (priest), Swiss born, Hadai Pandit, offered to take me to see a god-sister. Her name is Padyavali, she is a small gal from Newfoundland, and she joined the ranks of Krishna Consciousness back in the early 70’s. At the seniors’ home where she resides, we found her lying down. Her Parkinson’s disallows her from moving with speed. And when it comes to hearing, with her mature years, it means you have to raise your volume a bit.
Hadai, his wife, Mahatma, and I, took Padyavali for a short, slow stroll down the hallway and back. Being rather sedentary today, this little short stroll is something I needed more than she did. She encountered some dizziness from that brief walk, which is a mark that she is not in her best health. We sang a devotional song by her bedside, and she participated. If walking and talking doesn’t help very much in the communication department, then you can always use mantra power, correct?
We will see our dear sister on the next visit to Vancouver.
And you know, those Russian speaking people that I had the honour to see as part of a weekly get together, was also really sweet. Here I gave an option on what I should speak about, “Do you want a verse from the Bhagavad Gita which to dissect, or a reading from the book, “Krishna”, or an abbreviated 9 Devotions Workshop, or a talk, “Tales from Trails”. They opted for the latter, and so we trekked the road together as I recalled crazy but cool experiences of pedestrian pastimes. It was nothing short of leading people on the path of simplicity.
May the Source be with you!