Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Three Night Review
The last three evenings have been memorable. On Tuesday Gopal and I were invited to ‘Krishna House’ located in Chicago, at IIT, where today students of mostly Indian origin crammed into a modest apartment to hear a story from the epic 'Mahabharat.' I also detailed some of the pilgrimage experiences. A question then arose.
"Why are you walking across America?"
"To make America great again!" (I stole that line).
On Wednesday there was an engagement in a home in Calumet City. Some Mexican fellows came to listen to the basics of eastern thought. One of them, Donovan, asked, "What is the purpose of life?"
"To learn and to love!" (An explanation was then given).
Finally, last night we drove to Columbus, to the ISKCON Centre situated near Ohio State University. There, an eager group that routinely come together on Thursday nights lent their ears to the words of Saint Prahlad. I was reciting his famous verse, "kaumara acaret..."
"Start spiritual life as early as you can," is his message, "before you become entangled."
We are lost but we can be found. So begin the search and make life worth living. Someone had also asked when I took to the life of a monk.
"Twenty-three years ago. I have no regrets."
May the Source be with you!