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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Mississauga, Ontario

Bad News

News came today of a young monk (brahmachari) Jai Nitai, being hit by a two-wheeler and dying, while on his return from the holy place Radha Kund, near Vrindavan, India. Condolences to his family and friends. Blessings and prayers to his soul. Here, once again, we hear of a tragedy that most likely could have been avoided. I am assuming that the two-wheeler, as what was reported, was the culprit, or rather its driver – a motor bike no doubt.

I am not a fan of anything fast paced and mechanical. They kill people prematurely.

In the spirit of walking, I asked Sai to stop the car after a warm chanting session at Sevananda’s home, in order for me to walk the remainder of the stretch back to the ashram. At location Ellington and Allen everything begins with a great trail called Cedarvale. It was 9:45 PM, dark and a drizzle pervaded but I felt safe in solitude with trees on either side of me. For the entire hour not one human soul crossed my path, although I wouldn’t have minded seeing someone with legs as their engine. It was just me and the mantra, with my japa beads as my companion. The distance was 5 km from the starting point to the ashram and that was accomplished in one hour, making my pace the same as when I began my marathon walks back in the mid ’90s. It’s merely a milestone for me.

Today I also heard from Adam, from Alaska, who interviewed me back in mid August for radio.

May the Source be with you!

5 km


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