Secret of All Secrets
Gaurachandra admits he went through a culture shock. He and his wife, Vanipriya, and son, Jagannatha, were recently with us in Cuba, enjoying the perfect weather and warm-hearted people. The family came back home to their place in north-east Calgary and got struck by frigidness.
They really hadn’t been out of the house for any length of time until I arrived, and it was suggested that we take a walk and brave a mind-over-matter experience.
With some apprehension, the coat, pants, and extra layers of them went on and we tackled the -20° weather.
“We are not these bodies,” is a helpful reminder for taking on the austerity. An hour went by and the four of us were wrapped up in conversation.
“After you left Cuba (because we stayed an extra week), a woman at the cafeteria was asking about you. ‘Where is the monk?’”
People in Cuba have a natural proclivity toward the spiritual. They, like everyone, have the same craving for self-indulgence. Once given the opportunity, as doors open up to America, we shall see how “the cookie crumbles.” Some surprises await us. That appears to be the standard dialogue with Donald Trump as the new U.S. president. We shall see how it all plays out.
In the evening, I attended the program at the Radha Madhava Cultural Centre and delivered a message from 9:2 of the Gita wherein Sri Krishna speaks of the most secret of all secrets.
May the Source be with you!