Yonge St., Toronto
On a Podcast
Kushal Mehra is host to a regular
podcast from India who found out about me as a Canadian monastic and marathon
walker. It was this morning that he arranged for a recording on the Charvaka
Our guru, Prabhupada, used to
bring to our attention a person by the name of Charvaka Muni, whos philosophy
propounded that you beg, borrow or steal ghee and enjoy life. Ghee, clarified
butter, was a symbol of wealth, so the message was to be the mundane enjoyer.
Nothing else matters too much. There’s no God in control. In other words, those
to prescribe to this philosophy are non-believers.
In any event, Kushal was a
gracious host and asked all the right things about my journey, both as a monk
and how I got into pilgrimage. There was no attack on my theism. In fact, at
one time during the hour and a half interview, I got into discussion on God’s
presence in the heart as paramatma, supersoul, and about the soul’s
transmigration. At least for me, it was a sweet dialogue.
At the end of the interview
Kushal, who personally attested to the glories of walking, asked if I had a
final message to deliver to the listeners. I closed with the message of
service; that service is the prime activity for all humans. It is in giving
that we truly enjoy life.
Kushal expressed on the show that
he would surely walk some kilometers with me on his next visit to Canada.
May the Source be with you!