Sunday, 25 April 2010

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

No Greater Feeling

Toronto, Ontario

After walking a trail which was rather muddy in some spots, I returned to a shared office in the ashram to receive a call from someone who asked for clarification. She works in the film industry and finds herself tied up in situations where it ends up being highly mundane at times. She is also on off time reading the Bhagavad-gita. What became confusing for her was being subject to two different worlds which was the reason for the call. How to take this phrase, “sense gratification” as found in the Gita and look at her line of work as being just that? The message that was coming through from her reading was that she might be in the wrong niche.

I was happy to get that call and doubly happy to address her concern. Here is the gist of what I explained. “You have a gift in film and drama. In the Gita we hear that Arjuna had a gift in defense and protection. Krishna advised Arjuna to dispel any doubt and that duty and talent were not to be disbanded but rather encouraged with a spiritual heart behind it. Talent should not be sacrificed but used in sacrifice.”

She was relieved to hear that, while I was content to share the information. There is not greater feeling than ‘giving’ through informing.

7 KM

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