Jesus got a gita
During the late end of this year's marathon, when I was in Palmerston North, I had an interesting day. All day I was meditating on a poem by Srila Prabhupada. One particular verse had my attention: “I know that Your causeless mercy can make everything possible, because You are the most expert mystic.”
With this is mind, I found myself walking down a quiet street. Realizing it was dead, I turned around and walked straight into a young man named Jesus. He seemed startled. I asked him if he was a local.
He's from Mexico. I tried out my Spanish on him, but he wasn't impressed. However, as soon as he saw the Bhagavad-gita in my hand he asked, “Are you a Hare Krishna?”
Apparently, in Mexico, he was part of some community; he's read the Gita and is even trying to apply the principles to his life, but at the moment he's reading the Bible, since he's had some unfavorable experience with the Hare Krishnas on his travels. I told him he should rekindle his faith in God, and all the scriptures have the same underlying message, just different approaches. We talked a bit longer about his history, and after some convincing he took a Gita.
After our exchange, he said "Krishna always comes back into my life at the worst moment. Now just as I get into the Bible, He comes back,” holding up his Gita (see att. photo).
Later that day I received a text message from Jesus: “Thank you so much for talking to me and giving me this book. It's truly a Godsend."
Hopefully Jesus will finds his way to our loft or Bhakti Lounge.
Madhupana Lila Dasi