Columbus / Cleveland
From C to C
Due to time restrictions and overall bad weather, it was a challenge to get out there and swing my arms and legs during my walking session this morning, however, I was not going to live another day, guilt-ridden, and say, “No mileage.”
I donned my bad-weather clothes—sweatpants, t-shirt and mid-term overcoat—for a stroll through one of America’s largest campuses—Ohio State University. It’s clean, neat and the buildings are stately. The historic Underground Railway runs through this district, a road to freedom for slaves in the 1800s.
In the residential area, our ISKCON Centre is situated on 8th Avenue. I entered this Victorian house and switched to bhakti clothes just in time to deliver a class from Canto One, where sage Narada tells student Vyas, that mantra-murti, the sound of God, is the most powerful presence of God.
All is good!
Then Avadhut drove me back to Cleveland for its celebration of Gaura Purnima. The home of Michael and Paurnamasi was the site of our kirtan, our talk and our food (prasadam). There is always a magic tone that pervades a gathering on this special day. It was interesting to meet Jake, a Jehovah follower for twenty years. He’s been leaning toward Krishna, although they are one and the same.
May the Source be with you!