An Ever Expanding Ocean of Bliss
I was doing sankirtana on the main shopping street in Cardiff. I approached a well-dressed lady, who said she was a lawyer.
I asked her " . . . . But do you know about the laws of material nature?"
I opened the book "Veda" and showed her the picture of how the modes of nature move the living entity like a puppet. She seemed interested. However, as we talked a boy I met earlier interrupted by asking how much the book was. I didn't want to loose the momentum with the lady, so I asked the boy to let me finish with her first. When I turned back to the lady she asked the same question. I said she can give a donation of £10. She didn't have enough cash so I suggested that she could get some from the cash machine nearby. She walked away. I turned to the boy, who was a poor student with not much money, but he really wanted a "Veda." I had only one Veda left.
The lady came back and gave me £10. I gave her the book. She looked at the boy and gave the book to him, saying he looks like he really wants it. The boy initially refused thinking it wouldn't be right to accept, but she insisted saying that it would make her happy if he accepted this gift. I then pulled out a small book from my bag and gave it as a gift to her. She was so happy with this that she gave me another £10. Now we were all happy.
Radhikesh das, Cardiff UK