Gaura and Shivani hosted seventy-five people in their home for chanting, drumming, catching some wisdom, and eating. It was Ananda and I who were the presenters, except for the Prasadam (blessed food) that we were not responsible for. We were a bit cramped in a small basement. I talked about the soul’s evolution and Near Death Experience (NDE)—based on the Gita's knowledge, of course. But it was one young boy, age eight, who suggested I talk about global warming.
My response: "We don't have to talk about it. We are living it with all the body heat coming from each other." (Laughter).
It was great to have people there whom I haven't seen in a while. There was Rabbi Justin who teaches Judaism at the University. He is always great to compare notes with, in terms of what our respective communities are doing and thinking. There was Malini, originally from Wales, who's aging, and going through changes. She always has this big heart. There was Gauruv, himself, who keeps busy with work, family and friends. It's been years since I saw his family. They are growing.
And of course, there's Daruka with Billie Jean, the parrot, on his shoulder. Daruka was my support person for most of the last two walks across Canada. Yes, this is a Sangha, a gathering of great hearts, who have come together to centrefold Krishna into their lives. This is important, because in relation to the soul’s transmigration and the destiny to arise in the next life, we should consider from the Gita the following words: "Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, that state he will attain without fail."
May the Source be with you!