Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The Fruit of Your Endeavour
The discussion of today based on the story of Subhari
Muni was interesting. Lead by Bhakti
Swarup Chaitanya Swami, a visiting monk from Lithuania, our discussion detailed
the plight of the muni, who meditated
while submerged in water. Right in front
of him, two fish started mating, and this agitated the yogi to the point where he left the water and gave up his
vows. It sounded like he had a weak
The story did remind me of a W.C. Fields response when
someone asked him if he would like a glass of water. He refused the offer, saying that he doesn’t
take water because fish copulate in it.
This I relayed to the group in our discussion, they had a good laugh.
The morning passed.
We then all planned for the afternoon, a chanting party
at Kensington Market, a sort of bohemian neighbourhood with rather receptive
people. Cafes, health shop, vintage
clothing stores such as The Eye of Shiva, make this region attractive. A djembe player was pounding away on the
street. He looked as if he could use
some musical accompaniment. He actually
looked rather sad. Our giving him
support worked in mutual terms. You
could now feel his heart leap in joy. A
couple had joined him, friends I guess, and then they showed up along with
three other graffiti artist friends, at our temple’s Tuesday Night Sangha. They sat, listened to the Lithuanian monk,
It is so much a fulfilling feeling when the fruits of your
effort become manifest. To see someone
coming to make even a tiny endeavour to make spiritual progress is most
heartwarming. From laughter to mental
peace, Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, became a day of absolute beauty.
May the Source be with you!