Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Mayapur, India
In and Out of the Dust
The two lovely ladies were taking a beating.  Mayapura's two elephants lay there in the dust receiving a kind of massage from the trainer.  He takes a burlap sac and strikes the body of each mammal.  This included poking the head, neck, and trunk.
Vishnupriya and Laksmipriya are the honoured ladies-in-waiting.  What are they waiting for?  Their morning stroll - of course.  But prior to that, their trainers (from Asam), they had their evening sleep followed by the massage.
Dust was thrust in the air at each flick of the sac.  Elephants are known for their enjoying their dust.  When having their afternoon bath, a massive task on the plot of land highly populated by hundreds of banana trees, elephants are known to gather dust with their trunk and toss it over their bodies for cooling purposes.
The small group of us walkers, watched the two huge mammals make their way up with trainers on their backs and very resolutely ambled along with a chain affixed to their left ankle.  Naturally their trunks snaked in the direction of our extended hands.  Snacks seem to be what they always hanker after.  Unfortunately we were empty-handed but compensated by offering our own form of massage on their agile hoses.
Love is what is being given to the two princesses, Vishnupriya and Laksmipriya.  Love is always the ingredient that provides the greatest reassurance.  Ultimately, we need only to give this love to the Creator.  That translates as bhakti, intense devotion.
May the Source be with you!
7 KM

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