Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Rosedale, Toronto


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.
Peaceful settlement arouses overall betterment
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!
5 km

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