Brampton / Yorkville
A Nice Find
Going to the dentist is never the most thrilling of outings but it’s a necessity for devotional upkeep. The very safe and efficiently-run clinic I go to always has me excited. I wish we could run our ashram/temple in the same smooth way.
In any event, two very capable dental masters, working on my dental bridge, didn’t really turn out to be my day’s highlight—although I’m grateful. They did a nice job.
What did become an eye-catcher for me, and a day’s bright moment, was finding a particular photo. I was flipping through the publication, Vyasa Puja, devotional offerings of gratitude written by students of our guru, Srila Prabhupada. It is bedecked with pictures of His Divine Grace. I stumbled upon one which shows him walking along the Taylor Creek Ravine, in Toronto. The year was 1975, on a June morning. Someone snapped the shot of him on a slight descent to a trail. Along with him are Sri Govinda, Brahmananda Swami, Visvakarma, Amshu (I believe) and Jagadisha—all great admirers and students of his. I was quite happy to see this discovery with my eyes; it was also the first time. Perhaps it’s also yours?
No one can deny that His Divine Grace took seriously to a trek for health reasons, and a chance to get closer to his disciples. This was a daily routine.
May the Source be with you!