Friday, November 6th, 2015
Surprises at Sizes
Hosting our team is Dhir Krishna. He's originally from North India and is now residing in Reading, Pennsylvania. He and his family opened their house to us for a good night’s sleep, prasadam meals, and a program the previous night of chants and discussions from the Bhagavad Gita. We spoke from chapter 10, text 11, about the power behind instinctiveness.
There’s a general power behind the instinct, intuition, creativity, inspiration, and so on. The Gita addresses this and gives credit to the paramatma.
Now for the walking. Our team was surprised at the size of Allentown and it's twin town, Bethlehem. There’s people in these places. One young Afro-American chap was curious when he cast eyes on my robes.
“A religion or something?” he asked.
“A spiritual tradition with roots from India. I’m walking a 900 mile plus trek to represent the tradition, one that promotes peace and simplicity.”
Another Afro-American dude pulled over from driving. “Hey, I saw your aura and I had to stop and ask…” He described himself as a director of films. He wanted to take a picture. When he came out of the car, his size and height were revealed. He could have easily passed for a champ basketball player.
At Overlook Park, Chaz, from News 69 TV, came over for an interview. This guy was a pro at what he was doing. He could practically do acrobatics with his camera. It was inspiring to see this. I was pretty stiff at the time. The interview was broadcast on TV on the 6 PM news. Let’s see how motorists react to the broadcast tomorrow about a Hare Krishna monk who is doing some walking to the extreme.
May the Source be with you!
20 miles / 34 km