On September 9, His Holiness Bhakti Sundar Goswami, a prominent disciple of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, visited the students. When a spiritual teacher visits, what do you do?
Srimad Bhagavad Gita 4.34 has the answer, “Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him.” And that’s exactly what the students did. Index cards with neat little questions had already been written, each student eager to find out about this cool Swami.
New student Quinn was first. “What is it like in the spiritual world?” he asked sincerely. Maharaj began speaking of magical lands, wish-fulfilling desire trees that give samosas when you ask, the ground made of jewels, stones that move out of the way “when you ask them to” and “so much fun you can not imagine!” As he spoke, even the teachers had tears in their eyes.
Other questions: How did you feel when you first met Srila Prabhupada? How can we get taste in Krishna consciousness like you have? What is your favorite story about Krishna? Your favorite sweet?
His favorite story is a tale of Krishna stealing butter, while conquering a lazer maze type bell system, and ultimately getting caught! Do you want to hear the whole thing? Next time you see a TKG Academy student, ask them.
Brinda’s question: Where have you traveled in the world? “I have been traveling since I was 2.” Maharaj spoke of his childhood journey from Lebanon, to Spain, and then on a boat to South America, and back to Europe, all before he was 20 years old! Now Maharaj never stays in the same place for more than a week. As a matter of fact, “I have stayed here in Dallas for almost 3 weeks! That’s longer than anywhere else!”
We hope he really does come back very soon to share Krishna with all of us. Lucky for us, his favorite sweet is BURFI!! We just happened to have two big pieces of maha burfi from the morning program today that we were able to offer to him.
Service and questions. That’s how we ended the day. We love these saintly visitors who bring us the spiritual world.