Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Brooklyn, New York
Now That The Walk’s Done
Well, our walk through a portion of the US northeast is now complete but the activity of trekking will not cease. Like so many tourists who come to New York, walking over one of the multiple bridges is a must do. I imagine the Brooklyn Bridge is a popular one and so our core group left Manhattan for Brooklyn via that causeway over the water.
We made our way to Schermerhorn Street where the temple of Radha Govinda is located. There, darshan, or the viewing of the gorgeous deities, blesses the eyes and in the basement, you can secure a marvelous meal with a veggie nut loaf as one of the main features.
I had asked the boys who travelled with me for some or more of the 950 mile walk to make some comment about it.
Jake was with us for the last day.
Jake: “While I was walking and focusing on the mantra, I was caring less about some of the physical pain I was going through. The mantra has power.”
Mandala was with us for the last 2 ½ weeks.
Mandala: “The walking really helped me to cultivate determination.”
Vivasvan was with me the whole time as my driving support person. He did a lot of walking as well.
Vivasvan: “It was a life changing experience. It makes you re-evaluate how you see things and brings you closer to people and nature. I found out things about myself that didn’t reveal themselves to me before. Overall, the walk was better than skydiving.”
The final cap that we put on the day was to honour Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at the Iskcon Towaco Center. There, I spoke about Rama and the epic nature of His story. Rama spent many steps trudging through the forests of India.
May the Source be with you!
4 miles / 7 km