Santosh and I walked to Spadina Avenue to the Multi-Faith Building to do a presentation on “Tales from Trails,” with sponsors, the Bhakti Lounge group. After the hour-long talk, I asked if anyone had any questions.
Indeed they did. Here are some, with abbreviated answers:
Q: You mentioned the moose you met in New Brunswick. How did seeing the moose humble you?
A: He is a majestic creature and next to me, I was small. That is our position. As spirit—we are small. The Vedas say our dimension is one ten thousandth the size of the tip of a hair.
Q: You say you see that all things out in nature, on the trail, are divine, or sacred. Do you find that God is present more so in nature, on the road, than in the temple?
A: God is omnipotent and omnipresent, everywhere. Although the temple is special within Divine presence, I find it helpful to see that presence in all things, in all places. This is Krishna Consciousness!
Q: How does a walk become both physical and spiritual?
A: Walking is a physical experience that offers health benefits. When chanting goes on simultaneously, you make a spiritual connection. It is a perfect marriage of matter and spirit. Call it “balanced.”
Q: Where do you find your support person or team?
A: There is always someone connected to our community who craves adventure, or who needs some down time, or who sees it as a service to the world and God.
May the Source be with you!