Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Treasures of the Day
I had an excellent, hour long discussion with the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for the Yukon. Along with Larry, who sipped on coffee with Ananda and Vaibhav (myself, on apple juice) at the Westmark Hotel. I asked him about the Canadian political structure and his role in it, and in exchange he asked about Krishna Consciousness, our administration, and our truth. “How old? Beliefs? Where does it come from?”
It was really pleasant.
Food has been good. Even though we are miles away from anywhere—very remote—all the diversity you want for tongue and belly seem to be here. At the Punjabi household I’m staying at, it was aloo paratha for lunch. I put greens in the centre of this potato roti with my own salad dressing on top, mixed in avocado and then rolled it like a wrap. Even Anand, a traditionalist to the taste of Indian cuisine, enjoys my style of pleasing hunger. That, and a special energy drink assembled by local Sikh gentlemen filled my ‘tank’.
More was to come in the form of speech output. After being ‘tanked’, we had an engagement at the Canada Games Centre, Room 2, for “Tales from Trails.” I left ample time for questions, which did pour out. People were keen to know of monastic life. My mention of suggesting that everyone in the room become more of a monk (or nun) as we mature in our years, seemed to very much resonate with them. The notion of renunciation was becoming relevant.
May the Source be with you!