Friday, June 5th, 2015
Dan is willing enough to admit to struggling with drugs. He wants to put the nasty things behind him. He has come to Krishna to get help and support. He's been chanting, meditating on his japa beads. Reading the Bhagavad-gita and being in the company of devotees is making a difference.
Dan has just arrived from Alberta and is taking to a monk-for-a-weekend retreat at the ashram with us. The rain had come down hard just before he arrived by bus. The air was clean and not long after quite the ride from Ontario's southern tip, Windsor, Dan was quite ready for a trek that Karuna and I had planned.
So through Rosedale neighbourhood we threesome went picking up the fresh smells after a thorough shower from the gods in many ways the walk through this region with its mature growth of well-placed trees was the introduction to Dan's monk-for-a-weekend experience. It was the perfect therapeutic venture for the three of us. After all, who in this world is not sick with some addiction/attachment?
We all are!
What comes to mind is a verse of hope from the Bhagavad-gita 6.45:
"And when the yogi engages himself with sincere endeavour in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal."
May the Source be with you!