All good things come in good time
On Gaura Purnima, I went out to distribute the message of Lord Chaitanya.
Sankirtan was going well at the Supermercardo in Dallas until Sergeant Rock, the security guard, shooed me away.
I still had some more time for sankirtan, so I tried a little of the old door-dee-door.
After entering an apartment complex, I saw an open door on the second floor. I was greeted at the door by Linda who was immediately attracted to the Easy Journey to Other Planets that I handed her.
“Aren’t you one of those people who used to be out at the airport?”
Before I could answer, she asks her husband, who is in the kitchen or somewhere, “Honey, remember those people at the airports with their literatures — what were they called?”
A voice from inside guesses, “The Jehovah’s Witnesses?”
“No thats not it, something else” she replies.
Then I suggested, “The Hare Krishna people?”
“That’s right, the Hare Krishna people,” she exclaimed. “I bought some literatures from them at the Los Angeles airport right before 911. They were very interesting books.”
Linda went and pulled out $5 for the Easy Journey to Other Planets. When she handed me the fiver, I gave her a mantra card and together we recited
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
Showing the directions on the card, I invited them to Kalachandji’s.
Linda smiled and said, “You mean the whole time we have lived here there has been a Hare Krishna place and restaurant right down the street? How did I not know that?”
I said that “All good things come in good time.”
Linda concluded, “Yes, there is a right time for everything.”
Mishra Bhagavan Dasa