Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Russell, Ontario

Here They Come!

My evening walk with Krishna Dulal and this morning’s trek were a mere warm-up for any challenge that may come.  At 3:30 a.m., the Krishna Culture Festival tour bus pulled up at K. Dulal’s driveway, unloading a batch of thirty North American boys in their teens for some summer frenzy.

It is more than a city getaway.  It’s a spiritual retreat of fun and regimen.  I guess I'm the General in the matter of putting a play together, to be staged this weekend in Toronto.  “The Gita” is what’s in store for a stage-sage like myself, and the audience.

We began our fun, rehearsing the divine message of Krishna’s words to His warrior-friend, Arjuna, but relevant to all.  I see the boys are taking in the message of the soul, karma, yoga and liberation from a new angle, because they are playing it out themselves.  For them, a dialogue is becoming a real live experience.

Avocados shipped from the south, but also sweet peas in a pod, grown by K. Dulal’s dad, are a treat at break time.  We are eating, sleeping, role-playing, splashing—he has a pool—goofing and grooming all in the course of one glorious day.

As I write, some of the boys are engaged in kirtan.  The sound of that mrdunga drum is super-sweet.  It makes you wanna dance.  That’s how the day ends, with a beat and a chime.  Certainly this should be the lifestyle for every time.

May the Source be with you!

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