Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Houston, Texas

Still Hurting

“No walking!” is the rule.  Inflammation has spread near the big right toe.  Xray and blood tests are to come tomorrow.

The continued pain persists but pain-killers are helping.  This is the low-light of the day.  The highlight was meeting seventy leaders from across North America, and also hearing and seeing presentations.  I  was driven to Govinda’s Restaurant to indulge in a low-carb, dairy-free lunch—part of the prescription.

One presentation worth attending was a report on Bhaktivedanta Book Sales for 2016.  Bravo!  The public responds to literature of a spiritual nature.  It is under the category of the North American public.  Secondly, we captured the first ten minutes of the 90-minute documentary, “Hare Krishna”—formerly called “Acharya.”  What a delight!

From my room, I was driven a second time to the temple complex, which includes Govindas.  At the Gauranga Hall, a gathering of youth were there to greet me for our first evening of practice of the drama, “The Gita.”  With my foot the way it is, and so little time to pull it all together, it could take a mini-miracle.

The youth were saying, as we were about to begin, “We could cancel since you are not well.”

“Let’s try.”

After a half hour into our practice, we all became immersed in the story and the intelligence behind the message of “The Gita.”

We concluded, “The show must go on!”

May the Source be with you!

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