Sunday, 3 January 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Toronto, Ontario




Indira Nayee passed away from cancer yesterday. She was a great devotee, wife, parent and a devout member of our community. She moved to Canada from Africa with her husband, Tusti Mohan and their two boys (my Sunday school students) decades ago. Here is my poem—a tribute to her:



Our obeisances to a dear lady

Of refinement, nothing short of holy

Quietly she would move about

Not raise her voice, nor even a shout

Carrying the pure nature of a mother

Hard-pressed we are to find another

Focused and getting each detail done

Whether at a chair or simply on the run

Her attitude of service, so well she understood

With intent to make sure all was so good

Loyal to Tusti—life-long friend

A bond we thought would never really end

It is the nature of the beast—this life

Which the Gita tells exudes much strife

We must now accept her divine passing

Indignity we take it as a blessing

Strong love for Krishna, family, community

And to life’s illusions, she built up an immunity

We may lessen the grieving for all is joyous

We shall sing the mantra in sweet chorus

©Bhaktimarga Swami, The Walking Monk


I walked a brisk one today, at Sherborne and Bloor Streets.


May the source be with you!

4 km


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