Monday, May 11th, 2015
Where We Like
dear friend from Salem, Ohio, and Eklavya, origin New York City and I spent the
greater part of the day in a van to get to this little paradise. After what seemed like the long and winding road
(the only Beatles song I never cared for), we finally made it to the area of
Old Man’s Cave to settle into a cozy world class cabin. A creek runs in front of this rustic place
nestled in a cool and green deciduous forest.
It was our
full intention to hit trails, waterfalls, and cliffs, which are some of the
features that the area is renowned for.
But a heavy storm set into the state of Ohio, and surrounding areas,
which restricted our chances for wonderland adventure. With high winds, rain, and high powered
lightening, we were reminded of God’s greatness, and our meagerness – always a
We spent the
last hours of the day, preparing and eating a fine organic meal, with Eklavya
juicing up Asparagus, celery and other greens; with Akhila toasting and I
gathering dandelion leaves outside the cabin deck. Our dessert was not orally taken, but through
the ears. I couldn’t help myself to reading
aloud for the three of us segments of the book “Prabhupada” and of his early
days in New York struggling along and alone, seemingly.
monk is never alone, but conscious of the divinity all around him. That is what is good about being in the
forest, feeling the presence of the sublime energy and the sublime energetic
It will be
in three years time that Eklavya will be ordained as a full fledged monk, known
as sannyasa, and spending some time
in the quiet forest prepares oneself.
This place, Hawking Hills, is a good fit for him.
Source be with you!