Another Mercy Day
Rain is prevalent these days, but
somehow or other the presiding God of all Gods seems to make way for some
walking to take place. Thank you, Krishna. The water from above appears to get tossed
around intermittently. It’s not a solid downpour. I understand, though, that
Manitoba farmers are unhappy about the collective wetness.
During some rain, I had the
pleasure to get interviewed indoors by R. Jamnu Radio, with host Apna, at 10
am. Initially it was going to be a twenty-minute talk, then it was stretched to
thirty minutes. The questions and subsequent answers were compelling enough
that our conversation went on for an hour.
The questions (at least some)
were: How did you go from being a Catholic to becoming a devotee of Krishna?
How did ISKCON come into being? Tell us about your walking and your book, “The
Saffron Path.” How do you deal with negativity and a world so materialistic?
Apna began with some history, my
history, but she eventually ended up delving deeper into philosophy. It was
I also made home visits and in
between delivered Zoom classes from our very precious literatures, Bhagavad-gita
and Bhagavatam. One stop was at Affinity Restaurant, downtown. I do not
frequent restaurants as a habit, but when someone invites, and it’s a
plant-based food outlet, I will accept. This Buddhist business became our venue
for meeting friends and supporters of our community. The food was good and
healthy, and the company was sweetly Vaishnava.
May the Source be with you!