Wednesday May 6th, 2015
Are We Man
Enough To Take It?
crack of dawn I went by foot from Kipling to Rexdale heading west, then along
Derry Rd. which seems to be a path to eternity. This takes me along Pearson
Airport and finally to a crossroads where my host for the evening, Nimai, picks
me up for the balance of the journey to the dental clinic to meet my
appointment. I was going for a cleaning.
assistant gave me an assessment that was pretty good as to my own personal
maintenance of teeth. I even felt good having heard her compliments. But you
know, there’s another level of diagnosis. When my dentist came to look into my
mouth he was sterner in his assessment, which I guess was great for subduing
brushing is still too aggressive.” And that he said with a truthful tone.
Krishna!” I thought. “Just when I thought I was doing rather well with regular
brushing and flossing.” The photos taken of my inside reveal some increased
recession of gums. You can’t argue with the camera unless there are some
special effects being employed here. The dental assistant then gave me the
advice (which has been done before) that I use my left hand for brushing as it
will be executed with more caution. Good advice should always be taken as it is
based on experience.
life’s direction, the good suggestions, recommendations, whatever, are out
there. It comes in form of what guru has to say. There’s also guru within,
sometimes referred to as paramatma.
We also have sastra, directions given
in the form of ancient wisdom in textual format.
Our guru, Srila Prabhupada, has given us the
mandate to avoid the consumption of meat, intoxicants, gambling and casual sex.
All this is to provide protection from the influence of allurements which coax
us to darker alleys of life.
is worth millions. You can’t put a price tag on it, to be factual. Generally it
comes our way in its multiple forms, but are we man enough to take it? Bad and
old habits die hard. May death be the sentence on such habits.
Source be with you!