Monday, July 6th, 2015
Sky Walkers Indeed
“Krishna was compared to Luke Skywalker”, said the woman who came with twenty-six other curious browsers as part of an Encounter group. The woman said she just finished a course on gods and super-heroes. Somehow the comparison was made between the two persons; perhaps because Krishna appears young and is from the countryside, as I understand is the case with Luke.
But I just prefer to talk about my experiences with these lay-members and clergy of some sort. Brian Corwoods leads the group of students, which turns over annually, of interfaith or multi-faith. Generally when Brian pops over his group has already been to a synagogue, church, mosque, or temple for the morning and after a visit to our facility they are off to see another faith group.
They were thrilled about the philosophy, participating in our kirtan and our Q&A as well as a meal at Govinda’s Dining Room. It was a refresher for them, the experiential visit. With groups like Brian’s I sometimes get tempted to ask, “Which of the groups that you visit do you like the most?”
Brian had already briefed his people before reaching us. They were not surprised to hear about the soul’s transmigration. The statement made by Krishna in the Gita (Chapter Two) tells of the soul’s journey within one life, having numerous experiences through the eyes of a child, an adult and then through seniorhood. This principle of many lives within one body, reincarnations within one life-time is an interesting concept which I’m sure Luke Skywalker doesn’t speak about.
I had a rather complete day with Brian’s group and felt like I had many days within one, after which I went for a good 5 kilometre walk before “hitting the sack”. That makes my day most complete.
May the Source be with you!