The plan is to walk a length of the Bruce Trail tomorrow, but today I couldn’t find the time. Good clear walking hours would have been in the night. Instead our brahmachari monk team from Toronto drove over to the household of Rajarsi and Ragini who held a kirtanchanting session at their home in honour of Jayapataka Swami, a senior godbrother. He is having all kinds of physical challenges and we thought it good to call on some help for healing from the Supreme. The event was held in their private home in Brampton, and many people came. Some very rich prasadamwas served at 8:00 p.m., a little late, and caused a little ache in the belly when so late, but we are grateful. I was exceedingly happy to see such devotional acquaintances not seen since the seventies and eighties.
Honourable mention must go to a person who was a rock in the bhaktipublishing department. Our guru, Srila Prabhupada, began a regular journal called, “Back to Godhead,” in 1944. For a time, there was a lull in publication, but it was revived in the late ’60s. Called “The backbone of the Hare Krishna movement,” this publication enjoyed a period of decades of dedication by senior photographer and advisor, Yamaraja, who recently passed away from cancer.
Yamaraj was always kind to me every time I met him at the temple in Alachua near Gainesville. He was a gentle soul and a determined monk. He is a kind of hero who fought two demons, cancer and the Kali-yuga, with his publication work. https://iskconnews.org/back-to-godhead-magazines-quiet-hero-yamaraja-das-passes-away,6617
May the Source be with you!