With My Friends
I had paced back
and forth in Abhay and Sukriti’s backyard. They were my hosts and I was
thrilled to have access to a car free zone. The grass and ground, a little
uneven in spots, was just ideal for pacing, and I liked the ambience for what I
could see through the nighttime darkness. Bordering the suburban property is a
pear tree – also papaya, pomegranate, peach, banana, and some other trees that
I just couldn’t identify, lined the property. I saw them as my friends, with
their leaves tossing in the night wind. They were doing what they were supposed
to be doing and I felt I was doing what I was obliged to do, walking and
chanting. It is their dharma to produce fruit (at least I could see the
pomegranates forming on their parent tree), and it is my dharma to be
doing something spiritual. Our guru, Srila Prabhupada, once wrote,
“Humanity begins when Inquiring is awakened in the mind.” Well, I’ve been on my
quest, it was 44 years ago that I began my quest, and I somehow or other landed
with those interesting Hare Krishnas. No regrets. Houston
I flew to
Miami and met my host, Lee, a lawyer in South
Miami. I then attended the Iskcon Miami Sunday Open House, on the
corner of Virginia and Day in Coconut Grove. What a marvelous event it was.
This is a great community that has been somewhat struggling in certain ways.
My visit was to encourage.
May the Source be with you!