Friday, 13 February 2015

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Mayapur, India

Reveal One's Impressions

At the final session of our monk sanga (gathering) our facilitator asked us to write down a statement revealing our impressions.  This was my off-the-cuff rendition:

"Krishna is fond
When we do bond
In sharing views
We destroy our blues."

Another verse from the Bhagavad-gita confirms the notion of chatting on spiritual topics.  Such activity brings about the greatest joy.  That verse is 10.9.

If we talk of practical matters we may get bored.  If we talk of purely mundane matters that are demeaning to others one may find stimulation but such subject matter serves to backfire.  Then there are philosophical talks, as pandits do - talks which perk the intellectual side of the brain.  Finally when one takes shelter of spiritual talks, it compels one to transcend.

It is well-known that your tongue can lead you to hell.  When directed to a spiritual channel our words can liberate us.  One of our great bhakti teachers, Bhaktivinoda Thakur spoke about the tongue being voracious and the most uncontrollable among the senses.  When you engage this tongue in not only chanting but in eating food which is offered to Krishna, it becomes purged and all other sense organs follow in line.

With the sadhus (monks) expressing themselves with words in appreciation of each other, you could feel a light energy, free from stress.

May the Source be with you!

5 KM

No comments: