Old City Hall, Toronto
Wonder the Destiny
The Gita verse for the
Windsor group today is a strong endorsement to the principle of the soul’s
transmigration. Verse 15.8 describes how the living entity carries different
conceptions of life from one body to another, as the air carries aromas. The
group found the concept most interesting, on the point that impressions which
trigger desire determine one’s subsequent body.
Our Gita chat with Windsor
was a stimulating morning session and I believe all mornings should be blessed
with some philosophical concepts; even if it be a five-minute contemplation.
The afternoon was spent in the
sun and air. To honour those victims of the Ukraine War, local devotees
organized a Chant for Peace in front of Old City Hall, an ideal location for
getting attention. The prestigious building, the current downtown courthouse,
is at the crossroads of bustling Queen and Bay streets.
Leading the chant was Vrkodhar, a
native Ukrainian, who has a gift for keeping everyone solid to the mantra,
Hare Krishna. He was surrounded by 100 of us chanting in response. There is so
much that can be said about yet another useless war, but as most of us know,
millions of people are adversely affected, with families displaced and
separated, loss of jobs, people fleeing, people hungry.
It is astounding, though, how the
world responds, either in aid or in fueling the fire of hate. You have to
wonder what will be the destiny of those who instigate and perpetuate hate.
May the Source be with you!