About sixteen years ago during a night out with a girlfriend at a dive bar in P.B. San Diego called "Stingers" I was approach by an average looking guy whose face seemed to hold a secret. Throughout the entire night he and I conversed, joked and laughed he was really quite funny. Never did he seem to ever cross that boundary between friend vs. lover. He always was most respectful.
At the end of the night, before departing, he asked if I'd do him one favor. As long as it didn't creep me out I'd be much obliged. He then proceeded to ask me if I'd go to the Hare Krishna temple with him. At this point I didn't know what to think. Asking why? Aren't they the people you avoid at the airport?
He continued pleading and every time I'd resist the idea he'd counter it with a more intensified plea. He was not taking no for an answer to the point I realized maybe I should check this temple thing out just to see what's the big deal.
Ascending the steps little did I realize the importance of me being in a Hare Krishna Temple.
To describe the beauty inside every square inch is ornate with decoration, nothing is left untouched. You become awestruck.
The most curious feature was the little lone tree that sat square in the middle of the temple. I was then asked if I would like to join in dance and song encircling the "tree of purification". At first I declined to participate but after a short time of seeing their kind expressions even after my rejection I gave in and joined in encircling the "tree of purification". I had taken maybe two or three steps around the tree where I then burst into tears. Tear after tear fell uncontrollably I looked to the little lady leading the dance and asked why am I crying? Why can't I stop? The answer she gave me took me about sixteen years to understand fully.
Looking intently into my eyes with the sweetest expression of love she said "You are a Demigod". So my question is "What is a Demigod" and how many of us are there?