A Melodic Blessing
Apr 5, 2005
Suresh Parekh started playing flute at the age of 5. Five years ago, at the age of 69, he decided to only play for 'God'. No more public engagement, paid or unpaid. "Nipun, today I have given you one lakh rupees worth of time," he said of our storytelling session during his afternoon nap time. After he played his magical flute for the three of us that evening, I joked: "Now, I have taken five lakhs worth of prasad from you."
As we were leaving, he opens his bag and give us a tiny booklet: "I have done sadhna with this for years. It is the Bhagvad Geeta in Gujarati. If you are ever in need, open this up to a random page and it will guide you. In this small book, you will have the blessings of my years of sadhna."