Thursday, 13 May 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Yorkville, Toronto


Three Talks Before a Walk


In the morning the sun shot out to bless the sky and earth. By noon clouds closed the doors to a usually welcome sun.


But the sun did shine on my day in the form of three Zoom talks; the first on the topic of Vedic hero, Bhishma. Truly, he is one of my favourites. Moments for honoring him was possible by the request of Kirtan Vancouver, although I expected that the request for my conducting a discussion would probably be on the Mother’s Day theme. Bhishma was one of those noble men who looked after and protected women. I tried to highlight that point.


My second session for the day was with the Cleveland community. Here we did indeed focus on the glory of motherhood, addressing some outstanding women such as Radha, Sita, Lakshmi, Kunti, Parvati, etc.


It was a lively group.


Lastly the final discussion was with the group in Saskatoon. At the request of hosts, Vivek and Amy, I was addressing the three different levels of food as outlined in chapter seventeen of The Gita. The fact is that there is food which is conducive for spiritual development and there is food detrimental to both one’s health and spirit. What about the third level? Well, it’s actually in the middle. Called rajas, food in this category boasts hyper-activeness. The good Lord knows we really need to calm down and the proper food to achieve this is available. Make it prasadam. Have it blessed.


May the Source be with you!

3 km


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