Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Brighton, Ontario
Rick / Happiness
Rick had been sitting in the cozy quarter of Prabhupada’s sitting room in our Toronto ashram.  I walked through the room en route to the washroom when I saw him reading about the life of the founder of the Hare Krishnas.  It’s an extraordinary story.

“How are you, Rick?”


“And how’s your girlfriend?”

“I’ve been trying to get her to come, but she’s reluctant and not sure about the God thing.  She was raised by atheist parents,” said Rick.

“That’s okay.  It’s different for her, naturally.”

“I have no problem with that higher power—a supreme intelligence—but she admits I’ve become a better person because of Krishna being in my life.”

“Yes, that’s what you have to go on.  People judge on the basis of someone’s behaviour and attitude.  If she’s impressed with you then her attraction can build up to the point of coming around.”

Rick was happy with the talk and the prospect of her coming someday.

Happiness is at the seat of life.  It’s what we all want.

Portion two of today was a drive and stay in Brighton for a first bhakti-yoga Central Canada Farm Conference.  Twenty-six participants came from Ontario and Quebec for an elevating, educational conference on agrarian culture.  There are a number of farm initiatives taken up already.  Some are in a dream state.  Overall, the exhilarating experience of hearing from talent and young, eager families seeking a better quality of life, brought happiness.

Please send me a message if you want more info on the discussions.

May the Source be with you!

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