Monday, April 20th, 2015
While waiting for my flight at the Regina Airport, a
woman approached me and asked if I was a monk.
I told her of the Krishna conscious order I belong to as she initially
mistook me for a Buddhist.
“Oh, yes, I used to see you guys all the time in
Vancouver,” she said, and then leaned over closer and in almost a whisper,
said, “there’s too many Christians around here.” She alluded to the fact that Christians are
not her favourite people. She has a
right to her own opinion, of course. She
was actually very kind to me, and just wanted to talk to me like anything about
animals being protected.
I told her of one of the names of Krishna, Gopal, it
means ‘one who is a friend to the animals, especially the cow’.
“Oh, and I guess the pigs and chickens as well?”
“Yes, of course.”
She went about her way and then I began to chant on my
beads. I was actually still waiting for
my flight when a gentleman came up to me.
I had actually dozed off a bit from fatigue, not enough rest from the
“I’m sorry to wake you, but I just wanted to say that God
loves you.” Now, I was already aware of
you, about the love factor, but it’s good to be reminded. He went on a bit about Jesus and his loving
side. Frankly, I know about this, so my
response was, “Jesus loves you too!” I reassured him. I don’t think he expected that remark from
me. It seemed to even throw him
off. The gentleman then returned to his
far distant seat.
I know that Krishna loves me, He’s been looking after me
for some time. If more people say, and
above all, demonstrate their love, whether it be coming from Jesus or a lady or
a man at the airport, and of course, Krishna, all collectively come together,
we would be living in a better world.
May the Source be with you!