Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Boldness Now

Penn, State college, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania retains a natural beauty with its fields in other areas. Some students from Penn. state college drove me trought central state to their residence on campus so savouring the view came natural. After I arrived at the residence I was treated to a great meal.

I could have stayed on another day in Port Royal/ Gita Nagari but as a monk you often get cursed with a itchy feet syndrome. Your heart craves to move on even though you like the place you're in. I had the chance here, at Penn. state, to meet with a new group of people who gave me the invitation for a morning talk.

Posted on the wall at the home of Ganga Narayana, a student, where I was staying was something I wanted to share - a quote from a German Dramatist, Johann Walfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832). This excerpt had been inculcated by sannyasi peers previously. Here it is:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectivness concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occured. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favous all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

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