Dogs and Others
At dawn the dogs are still asleep. You'll see a solitary guy just lying rolled up on the sand. If it’s a puppy it will lie coiled around its mum or dad.
Our passing by them makes no difference to their slumber. They are beautifully resolute and will not move until the sun or some other urge beckons them.
I'm noticing a decrease in these homeless fellows, at least on the campus at Mayapur and also an increase in jackals. The jackals love Mayapur and for one major reason. One kitchen man at the Gada Building told me that jackals look forward to kitchen scraps and prasadam remnants left on banana leaves. They really party it up at night.
When you think about it, whenever you trek you'll view living entities and whether they fly, crawl, or prowl, most of them are on the big search for food. It appears to be the number one objective. I'm not sure if movement geared toward a sleeping venture is a close second in terms of rank. Mating is a cause for motion as are opportunities for a good fight.
We have cornered or identified four major functions of souls in this world. Rather our guru identified them for us. Humans are also included in these dynamics yet we play a major role as having a proclivity towards the spiritual. This does not mean we wield condescending attitudes towards other beings. It means we have an obligation more so to protect these other creatures in carrying on with their business of an eco-natural culture.
May the Source be with you!