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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Removal of Junk

Spider webs, mould spots, dust and crumbs had to be removed after the well-established Hare Krishna Sunday feast.  It was a cleaning that involved table- top, wall, and floor surfaces.  It began Monday morning, done sporadically until today. Yes, I partook and engaged others.  It’s a good feeling to get done because you care.  It’s your ashram and it’s your temple.

When asked by our head brahmachari, Karuna Sindu Das, to say a few words of inspiration at a small mid-day gathering, I mentioned to our crew, “Dirt, you must always see dirt – on the floor, the window sills, the wall.  Be concerned and act accordingly.”

Such applies to the heart also.  There is a lot of stuff inside it, stuff that needs cleaning.  The perfect way to know of your own dirt is through chanting.  It becomes more clear just what the stuff is and where it is hiding and in which corners.

After our meeting we ventured to Yonge and Bloor for a quick cleansing of the heart.  We stood, or rather swayed to the swing of the Krishna song. A young man by the name of Logan came over to us asking if we offer retreats.  I could see by his sincerity that he wanted a cleanser.  He went away with a book “Dharma” which our boy Nick presented to him.  That word dharma is like magic to peoples’ears these days because it sings of order, being grounded, peace and purging.

May the Source be with you.

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