God is With You
Another late afternoon and a small number of us gathered in Ramsden’s Park for a chanting session of mantrason the grass. Some folks came over to sit or stand in our circle to participate. It was awesome.
From there, I managed a short distance of walking toward the subway entrance at Sherbourne and Bloor. To the end of the line I went, in the packed underground train. At least the subway train moves. On ground level you get little speed from 6 – 7 p.m. It’s a nightmare.
At the passenger pick-up, I was received by a driver sent by Dhira Nitai, who hails from Sri Lanka. I asked him, “What’s the occasion for having me over?” once I reached his apartment.
“A celebration! You and I used to heat soup, salad, and pizza after a successful day of fund-raising for the summer Ratha Yatra.”
“Good cause! Remember how we used to go to just about every Sri Lankan shop to help with donations? Recall the fish and the butcher shops?”
“Yes, they gave generously,” he said.
Then I thought how Krishna states in the Gitathat all people are eligible to serve. Everyone can approach the Supreme destination, regardless of background.
Actually service for a Divine cause is all-attractive. When I think of how sweet responses come from strolling people in the park, I know that everyone has this spiritual inkling. It is all in how you present and approach the public. Act in such a way as to charm. Then God is with you.
May the Source be with you!