“People, people who need people,
Are the luckiest people in the world…”
The above lines, the beginning lyrics to “People,” sung by Barbara Streisand, come to my head on occasion when on foot, on the road—especially after I’ve met some.
It is sung by Barbara gloriously, with fullness of voice and feeling. And because the experience of interaction with people can be so meaningful, fulfilling and complete in the course of the day, you just want to sing it out while in the countryside, or in a valley, perhaps, in full volume, and most likely when far away—from people. https://youtu.be/fPlQ6EtArSc
Today, I mingled as well as presented—before many people—at ISKCON Scarborough, then the Hindu Prarthana Samaj and then ISKCON Toronto. My presentations are to inform, and I was happy to see the reciprocation from the people with eyes wide open (except for the session when I asked for a deliberate eyes-shut in order to concentrate on mantra sound) and with responses of nods, smiles, gravity and laughter.
The topics for these people were “Down With Fanatical Spiritualism,” “Listen and Chant,” and “You Are What You Think About.” All topics based on the science of the Bhagavad-gita are messages for people—by people, especially the Supreme Person. Krishna is the speaker of the Gita and my voice is merely an instrument meant to echo out...to the people and for the people.
May the Source be with you!