I trekked with Leonard who, from what I can understand, is working his way up to becoming a rabbi. We spoke about Judaism and Krishna Consciousness and compared notes. The current unrest with racial tension in the States was also part of the dialogue. It’s a concern. Even here in Toronto, shops are boarding up to protect their windows, in case the peaceful protest breaks apart.
After the walk I wrote a poem:
Peace Protest Poem. ©Bhaktimarga Swami 2020
Anger has been flaring, voices have been blaring.
To identify who’s black, who’s white and who’s right?
These flesh-tone hues shape a classic blues
Yet observe when you’ve bled, all blood is deep red.
There’s another thing common in humanity’s drama,
And that’s misbehaviour, repetition does no one a favour.
A dialogue of understanding would be most outstanding.
And rational conclusions can dispel our illusions.
May reason (mercy) prevail and then we won’t fail.
If we penetrate deep, we’ll get a good sleep.
May the Source be with you!