Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Trekking a Bit of the City
Today I felt like a more complete pilgrim after some
administrative duties and lessons in the form of a class were delivered, when I
trekked a bit of the city. I was
actually headed towards my dentist for an early morning tomorrow’s
appointment. Yes, I set out a day ahead
and prepared myself for a stayover at a devotee’s home, which is midway to my
I had the pleasure to stop in at the six kilometre mark
at the residence of a much revered person from our Toronto community. It was a much needed visit for myself and
this fine person whose devotion to Krishna and devotion to people has been
sustained to a high level.
I also found it interesting that before and after that
impromptu visit, the interaction was what you might expect from people on a
Tuesday afternoon in a large metropolis.
Most people are driven to ‘get somewhere’. I’m referring to pedestrians as much as the
motorists. Motorists, you just can’t see
through the tinted glass. As far as I’m
concerned, they are zoned out to the real world of outdoors.
I’m sorry to say that about such car controllers. I don’t envy you guys at all, and so far as
pedestrians are concerned, I can see you, and I can try to make eye contact
with you, I can say, ‘Hi’ or ‘Hare Krishna’ and feel good about the day and the
world, only because you’re out in the open.
Unfortunately, most people choose looking at the whizzing traffic and/or
maybe standing there all wired up living in an existence that is of the nature
of ‘be-not-here-now’. Humans, if I could
declare it boldly, we really need to get back to family, farm, and God.
May the Source be with you!