Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Scarborough/Milton, Ontario

Things Going On

I had a marvelous time at the Scarborough ISKCON Centre enjoying both the soup and the company.  This should not be mistaken for a soup kitchen, (even though at meal time, a soup extraordinaire is, in fact, on the menu), but a centre of spiritual power, where people come together to hear about themselves through the message of the Gita

The folks here are reading and discussing the Gita's Chapter 11 which resembles, in some way, a freak of nature.  Awesome images of multi-headed forms fill the sky, as a vision of warrior Arjuna, throws him into a realm of meekness.  But humility cannot be a bad thing. 

I remember on my third Canada walk witnessing the incredible visuals of the Northern Lights.  I may not come close to seeing what Arjuna saw, but it is about the only reference I can personally make.  Lights in greens  and pinks danced across the sky, and was reflected on a lake's waters, as loons cried out their haunting sound.  I was humbled. 

In the evening, I was driven to Grace Church on Main Street in Milton.  There, I was asked to tell of the wondrous story of our seventy-year-old guru, Prabhupada, when he came to the New World, and also to convey any personal exchanges I had with him.  Personally, I never spoke to him, yet I heard him speak, saw him eat, walk, chant and live. 

And while I really enjoy devotional activities out here in central Canada, an email came giving a glowing report of the first sangha (gathering) out west on Vancouver Island in the town of Ladysmith.  Thank you Gordon, Gadadhar.

May the Source be with you!
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