St. Vital, Manitoba
I spent the day visiting Krishna
Bhakti students at their homes. It is inspiring to see their love and
commitment to Krishna, their work, their school and their parents. I also had
the pleasure to walk along Red River at St. Vital Park. Lots of geese in the
pond. Since arriving in Manitoba all households that I visit, they conduct a
beautiful ceremony to honour Damodara (Krishna) with ghee lamps.
We were at the dawn of our guru’s anniversary of his passing. My poem, in his honour, follows. Prabhupada ki, jaya!
Reflect, reflect on His Divine Grace
Mirror the values he’s put into place
Set into practice what he’s left us
Deliberate on his love, then discuss
Evermore is this our obligation
Of commitment and unbroken dedication
May we shine in his powerful glow
Like the formation of crystal soft snow
Clean and clear directions he’s given
Moving us until we’re self-driven
Let us act with the same heart
With the same vision and make it our art
- Composed by Bhaktimarga Swami, The Walking Monk©
the Source be with you!