Thursday, 11 June 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Toronto, Ontario

Gems at the Corner

In the last few days, through the medium of Zoom, we have spoken on topics of “Teamwork in Spiritual Life,” “Happiness,” “The Importance of Relationship,” “Worry,” “Grooming a New Generation,” “Samadhi,” “Surrender in Modern Times,” and more. It has been good, especially when the sessions allow for questions and answers. It is the way to stay connected in these times, when travel is frozen, or, at best, thawing.


In any event, nothing is going to stop my walking various distances through the neighbourhood. Again, today, I went, accompanied by Aisvarya, to the corner of Wellesley and Sherborne. I experienced so much success sitting there at the public library’s mini-outdoor square.


It was Vishal who came over to greet us. He was driving his van, saw the saffron cloth, and pulled over. I had known Vishal from the OM festivals, which are like Rainbow Gatherings, only on a slightly smaller scale. I used to attend the OM and provide extensive cooking for the crowds—preparations of pasta and Kichari, and the organizing of a major chapati making session. It was fun. It was outdoors by a lake with many free spirits all around. A rave would happen all night long and well into the early morning. It might subside by 8:00 a.m.


I usually don’t forget a face, and Vishal’s was one of those faces. Kind, caring and perceptive. Lots of good qualities.


At this rather crazy corner, Wellesley and Sherborne, you’ll find some gems.


May the Source be with you!

6 km


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