A Support Man Emerged
This was a milestone of a day. Not only because the calendar marks it as Ram-Nauvami, the birthday of Ram, but good news came my way. I had been struggling to find a support person to execute a planned cross-US walk to honour the 50th anniversary of Iskcon. My former trusted Daruka, of
, just can’t make
it this time. Winnipeg
I would have preferred an American citizen with an American license and an American vehicle. After all, the plan is to trek through
About a week ago I received an email from an Abhimanyu Arjuna from
. He expressed, “I need to travel with you,”
indicating he needed a change. This was
a perfect queue to reach out to him. It
was a “YES” from both sides. I need to
know if he’s ready for the responsibility, and also, if he’s actually ready to
put up with me. Florida
This was a major breakthrough.
Tonight students from
the US, Brazil, and , came to have a casual meet
with myself and hosts, Kasyap and Panchami.
When I say ‘casual’, I mean to say that we went less formal in the
structure of things-- in regards to celebrating Ram-Nauvami. We allowed ample time for questions which
were most stimulating. One of the
students was strongly advocating that experimenting with life is superior to
blindly following a religious system. He
had a firm belief in science. Canada
“Fine,” I said, “just try experimenting with chanting in all sincerity, and you can test the results. This can be directly perceived.” It all became a light argument in the beginning, but he actually toned down and appreciated that application of wisdom tested in time has so much credibility.
May the Source be with you!