Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Cool in Miami
Both last night and tonight’s sangas were held, one at the Sraddha Centre and one at the home of Kavi, a godbrother. The kirtans and dance were so uplifting. I thank Puneet, who’s visiting from Pennsylvania, for the funky drum beats, and I must not fail to mention the usual pervading Latino rhythm and drive that made for the ultimate good fun feeling.
Wallace Teng—a student from China, residing in Denver—found out about the Hare Krishnas and made his destiny Miami, where he could find out more. He asked about our core beliefs. My answer: Each and every one of us is a tiny spark of life, struggling, and in this struggle we are obliged to find our peace which rests in bhakti, devotion to God. It’s the real love we are after.
Diana and her friend whose name I forget—let’s call her ‘Princess’—came for their first Krishna gathering ever. Our dance circle engaged them, along with everything else. It was a great workout and an equally great bonding.
Smack in the middle of our two evening programs was the Sunday feast program at the temple in Coconut Grove. I’m seeing for the first time Russians in good number and young Indian folks, also in good attendance. The verse to which I elaborated upon was Chapter 16 Verse 22 from The Gita.
“The person who has escaped these three gates of hell (lust, anger and greed), O son of Kunti, performs acts conducive to self-realization and thus gradually attains the supreme destination.”
May the Source be with you!